in Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Ermitage Saint-Martial

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.
We speak French

Location details

800 m from the port of Mortagne towards Mageloup, Saint Romain sur Gironde
  • In the countryside
  • Near a national road
  • On the outskirts of the city
  • Troglodyte site


Minimum group size: 8 people


  • Groups welcome

Individual visit services

  • Permanent individual guided tours
  • Guided individual tours on request


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: open

Departure of visits 10:30 a.m. – 14:30 p.m. – 16:30 p.m. – by reservation.



Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Parking

Activities on site

  • Recreational leisure
  • Tourist cave / Other developed natural sites

Home animals

Animals are accepted


Hermitage Road
17120 Mortagne-sur-Gironde
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