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Monastère fortifié de l'abbaye de Lérins

Monastère fortifié de l'abbaye de Lérins
Monastère fortifié de l'abbaye de Lérins Photo - Florian Pépellin - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY-SA 3.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Cannes, in the Alpes-Maritimes departement of France (Provence-Alpes-Cote-d-Azur Region).
Built: 11th century.
Condition: Ruins.
Ownership / Access: Owned by an association.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00080693.
Notes: Monastère fortifié de l'abbaye de Lérins is a building located in France in the town of Cannes in the Alpes-Maritimes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is built from the late eleventh century by the abbey of Lérins on the south coast of Saint-Honorat island in the bay of Cannes to protect the island, the monastery and its occupants. The building is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since 1840.It was around 400-410, which Honorat and Caprais, pulled on the island of Lérina, already mentioned by Pliny the Elder, with the agreement of the Bishop of Fréjus, Saint Léonce.

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