As you may remember from this post, my fiancé and I spent some time in France last year.
Our third or fourth day there we took a ferry ride to St. Honorat, a small island about 30 minutes off the coast of Cannes. The island’s only inhabitants are Cistercian monks, who have lived there since about AD400. They spend their days worshiping and cultivating grapes, which they turn into wine, which they then sell to support themselves. It’s a solemnly beautiful place, steeped in history and tradition.
Their wine is delicious, too. I enjoyed a glass with lunch in the island’s only little restaurant. It was the perfect day trip, and I highly recommend it if you ever find yourself with free time in Cannes!