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Lérins (lārăNsˈ) [key], group of four small islands, Alpes-Maritimes dept., SE France, in the Mediterranean Sea SE of Cannes. Sainte-Marguerite is the largest island. On Saint-Honorat is the oldest monastery in W Europe, founded (A.D. 400) by St. Honoratus.

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