- Lérins Islands
The Lérins Islands (in french "les Îles de Lérins") are a group of four
Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Margueriteand the Île Saint-Honorat. The smaller Îlot Saint-Ferréoland Îlot de la Tradelièreare uninhabited.
Administratively, the islands belong to the "commune" of Cannes.
The islands are first known to have been inhabited during Roman times.
The Île de Saint-Honorat bears the name of the founder of the
monastery of Lérins, Saint Honoratus. It was founded around the year 410. It is in this monastery that Saint Porcariuslived and probably was killed during an invasion by Saracens. According to tradition, Saint Patrick, patron of Ireland, studied there in the fifth century.
A fortified monastery was built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. The monastic community today lives in a monastery built during the nineteenth century.
The Île Sainte-Marguerite held a
fortresswhere The Man in the Iron Maskwas held captive for a time.
French Revolution, the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat were renamed the Île Marat and the Île Lepeletier, after secular martyrs.
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