Lerinum (Lerins, off Cannes) had been made by Honoratus, afterwards bishop of Arles, the seat of a monastic community which produced a number of eminent churchmen, among them Hilary of Arles.
Towards the end of the summer of 1897 he began to suffer from an acute pain, which was attributed to facial neuralgia, and in November he went to Cannes.
On March 1 he landed near Cannes, and proceeded at once to march on Paris.
He went to the Riviera under medical advice, and died at Cannes on the 3rd of February 1888.
The result was seen when, in the midst of the Cannes Conference in Jan.