Fodor's Expert Review La Tonnelle

$$$ Side Trip from Cannes: Îles de Lerins French

It's hard to believe that this tranquil island is only 20 minutes from Cannes by boat, and that it's the location of a scenic, 19th-century restaurant run by monks from the Île St-Honorat monastery alongside chef Nathan Laurent. You're here for the views, but the menu focuses on the freshest (and most expensive) grilled fish, with prices that seem aimed at the stars (literally)—and service that reflects "we're the only restaurant on the island."

Take the opportunity to sample the wines, liqueurs, and eaux-de-vie that are produced by the island's busy monks.

French Views Lunch $$$

Quick Facts

Île St-Honorat, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  06400, France

04–92–99–54–08

www.tonnelle-abbayedelerins.com

Known For:
  • Breezy luxurious atmosphere
  • Wines and liqueurs produced by island monks
  • Snack bar open mid-May–mid-Sept
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner, Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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