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Ermitage Saint-Martial


Route de l'Ermitage
17120 Mortagne-sur-Gironde

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Former troglodyte hermitage, legendary founded by Saint-Martial but only seeming to date from the XNUMXth century. Enlarged in the XNUMXth century by an institution of Hermits to become a monolith. Great historical, religious and scientific interest.

Located 600 meters south of the lower town, the Saint-Martial hermitage is entirely laid out in the hollow of a mighty cliff. Of Cappadocian inspiration, it consists of several cells, a refectory, a kitchen and a curious monolithic church, which, although less known than those of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and Saint-Émilion, is one of the summits of subtractive architecture in the South-West of France. Very sober, it retains a platform carved out of the rock, a statue of Saint Anthony of Egypt and another of Saint-Martial.

The visit is under the responsibility of the visitors.
2-hour visit by reservation only - 10 people max.

Further information :
Visits from Wednesday to Sunday: 14 p.m., 30 p.m., 15 p.m., 30 p.m. (only 16 first visits in winter).

Duration of the visit: 1h

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • Near a national road
  • On the outskirts of the city
  • Troglodyte site

800 m from the port of Mortagne towards Mageloup, Saint Romain sur Gironde


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Departure of visits at 10:30 a.m. - 14:30 p.m. - 16:30 p.m. by reservation.



Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Parking

Activities on site

  • Recreational leisure
  • Tourist cave / Other developed natural sites

Home animals

Animals are accepted.

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