No cars are allowed on the island so you can only get there by boat and then you explore by foot. It's about a mile long and maybe a half mile wide and belongs to Monks. They've owned it for like 500 years. They, about 20-25 of them, live on the island in their big beautful Abbey and make lots of wine and liquors to sell. My kind of Monks. They make a few other things, but I don't see them as being quite as important. :)
The island is all rustic and natural and makes for a really lovely day of walking, playing in the water, or just having a picnic. There's a restaurant and a snack shop if you don't want to picnic. You take a ferry from the port of Cannes and in about 20 minutes you're there....
|Being welcomed onto the island by a Monk.|
|The Abbey. You can actually stay there from what I understand.|
I'm sure there are lots of rules about it. :)
|Some lovely lavender, probably used in their soaps, outside the Abbey.|
They have a store there under the arches where they sell lots of great things they make.
I got a small bottle of Mandadrin liquor, will let you know how it tastes.
|Inside a 13th century castle ruins on the island.|
|The views from the top of the castle.|
|Some one made a cool sculpture.|
|All worn out and waiting for the ferry back. :)|