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Old fortified monastery on Saint Honorat

Fortified Monastery

The stone stairway giving access to the 4-meter high entrance is a modern additon; the original access was by a ladder that could be pulled up when everybody was inside.

St Honorat Monastery

The Cistercian monastery (also called the St Honorat Abbey) is the key attraction on St Honorat. This "modern" monastery is from the 19th century, but incorporates older buildings from the 11th and 12th centuries.

Very limited parts of the monastery are open to visitors: only the gift shop, with its long row of arches, and the church. The church entrance area and the grounds are lovely. The large gift shop the features, among the books, postcards and religious trinkets, the wines and liqueurs (Lerina) made by the monks.

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