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An island first attached to a monastery
In the 5th and 6th centuries, the Lérins monastery erected on the island of Saint-Honorat (background) held a preponderant place in Christian spirituality. It became a breeding ground for bishops and famous thinkers such as Saint Honoratus, Saint Hilary, Vincent of Lérins, and Saint Caesarius. Baptized after the sister of Saint Honoratus who was exiled there, the neighboring island of Sainte-Marguerite (foreground) then played a secondary role and was attached to the monastery.
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