The hermitage through the centuries
The Saint-Gerbold hermitage is a building dating from the 15th century.It is one of thelast hermitages in France that can still be admired today. The building was first a chapel dedicated to Saint-Gerbold. It was transformed into a hermitage in the 17th century and inhabited by hermits until the 18th century.
A legend tells that an underground would connect the Saint-Gerbold hermitage directly to the nearby Gratot castle, about 1km as the crow flies.
The place is very pleasant for a walk and explanatory terminals are installed outside to discover what a hermitage is. You can then realize the size of the building and appreciate the surroundings.