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Saint Sulpice Chapel
Saint Sulpice Chapel
Saint Sulpice Chapel

Saint Sulpice Chapel

This little chapel was built during the 19th century upon and next to a good fountain at the east of the village in a dale leading to the Gartempe River. In the past, an important pilgrimage used to take place the last Sunday of August. Pilgrims used to take the statue of the saint from the chapel to the parish church, they hung bunches of grapes in the hands of the statue. Back to the chapel, after the procession, the priest removed bunches and gave grapes one by one to every child. Saint Sulpice was invocated to protect the children. Young girls from the neighborhoods came to offer a handkerchief to the Saint because they wanted him to help them to find a husband. The fountain that bears his name is well known to cure rheumatism and to help the children to walk, it protects and cures ill children, protects against fear and calms people who have trances. In the village of Rancon, take the Rue de la Croix Pierre and follow the direction Roumilhac. On the left of the road there is a white wooden cross. Take the path perpendicular to the road and you will discover the chapel. You can also see the chapel when walking on the footpath of Gartempe River.

Technical information

Route de Roumilhac
87290 RANCON
Lat : 46.1296793Lng : 1.1890984
2 years

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Information: Tourist Office Gartempe-Saint Pardoux at 05 55 76 57 57 or 05 55 76 56 80