Here, close to the lane leading to the chapel, is a restored capitelle – far too modern and angular for the average hermit. Below is a wilder example :
This is the summit of an ordered, unworldly existence – yet displaying a unique mixture of basic architectural styles.
It is set in an idyllic location, just far enough from the mass of pilgrims at the chapel.
This is a two-roomed batchelor’s dwelling, with simple benches of stone, and within two simple corner ledges. Tne single large capstone marks this hut out as belonging to a wealthier sort of monk.
It is set in a garden on several levels with edged paths, an olive tree, and a well.
This is one of the most desirable hermitages in the entire Minervois, with a fine view across the valley to Alaric mountain.