The Gorges of the Galamus

The Agly originates on the slopes of the Pic de Bugarach then passes through an important limestone barrier just above Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillèdes. Over the ages, the river has braved its way through this barrier giving us the exceptional karstic relief which is on display today, cascading before our eyes. Above the tumult of the water, the Saint-Antoine-de-Galamus hermitage was built in the 18th Century. It is composed of a small house and a shrine built in a cave dedicated to Saint-Antoine (St. Anthony) who, in the 18th Century, interceded on behalf of the inhabitants of Saint-Paul in order to save them from the sweating sickness. An ideal retreat for a moment of meditation in the shade of the cliff.