An enchanted chapel

Pets allowed

Group accepted

reduced mobility

Saint Maur’s feast day is January 15th. He was a wealthy 6th-century Roman who converted to Christianity before being sent to Gaul to spread the Benedictine doctrine. Several miracles have been attributed to him, and he’s the patron saint of the lame as well as colliers and boilermakers. The original chapel that bears his name was built in the 17th century before being destroyed in the 18th century. A hermitage is recorded as being on the site in the 19th century, and was surrounded not only by woods but also by superstitions. The chapel is still there, still hidden in the forest and still steeped in legends! People went there to pray for sick children to be healed by forming knots with twigs and tying them to tree branches. Today, the ‘rag tree’ has pieces of cloth hanging from it but bears witness that this belief is still alive. A charming stroll along a pathway (1.2 km, accessible to people with reduced mobility) is an opportunity for visitors to discover this unique place.

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