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Hermitage of Galamus

The Saint-Antoine de Galamus troglodyte hermitage was cut out of the rock in the 7th century, on the side of the gorge.

Originally it was only a single cave containing pools of water, but in 1782, after the Suette Miracle the chapel was added to it,. The inhabitants of St. Paul-de-Fenouillet were infected by the ‘épidémie de Suette’ (a kind of gangrenous epidemic that made them sweat a lot), and were subsequently healed by Saint-Antoine. Today, you can visit the site and admire the Plane tree planted in 1782 that grows through the middle of a rock.

Access to the Hermitage is to be found at the famous Gorges de Galamus, a listed natural site wherein the waters of the river Agly have cut through the limestone.


opening hours

The site is open 10h00 until 18h00, from April to October.
For more information telephone 00 33(0) 4 68 59 24 45, or contact the local tourist


From Perpignan, Montpelier, Toulouse or Quillan

From Perpignan, Montpelier, Toulouse or Quillan

Take the main road D 117 to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet. At the round a bout, turn off towards the Gorges de Galamus, as indicated. Continue on this road for 5 kilometers before arriving at the car park where you can leave your vehicle..

There is a footpath down to the Hermitage, just near the car park or alternatively you could take the stairway down from the road that goes through the Gorges de Galamus.

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