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The incomparable site of the Galamus owes much to the sanctuary nestled within the  rock.

Hermits came from all sides to establish themselves and to live theirfaith  in the image of St Anthony The Great, patriarch of the Cenobites.

In the fifteeenth century the Friars Minor of St Francis of Assissi established the chapel in the cave which became the hermitage. This sanctuary  remains an important place of pilgrimage especially on Easter Monday, for the Occitans, and  Whit Monday, for the peoples of southern Occitania and those from Catalonia.

St Paul owes its deliverance from the "Sweating Sickness", in 1782, to the intervention of St Anthony the Great.

Relics of The Holy Cross and St Victoire have been preserved here for a long time; together with those of Pere Palau y Quer, who was beatified in1988.

Pere Chiron, who contributed to the fame of this sanctuary died a holy death.

The Hermitage is open,from Easter to mid November, from noon to 6.30 pm. (Tel 33(0)4 68 59 24 25)

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One can access the Hermitage from each of the car parks. from one by a path and the other by steps.



Grotte-chapelle et sculpture de Saint Antoine
Agrandir l'imageGrotte-chapelle et sculpture de Saint Antoine