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|Description ||Detail of the stone in front of "Saint-Guiral" grave with a engraved cup.|
By passing the peak of Saint-Guiral, the route allows to discover "Saint-Guiral's grave". It is an impressive granite natural arc but it is sure that its curvature was stressed and polished there very for a long time. There is a cross engraved over the entrance of the "grave" (to Christianize the building?)
In front of the entrance, a stone to the summit rounded off carries a beautiful well drawn cupule.
A little farther, the walls of an ancient abbey or chapel dating the Middle- age are still visible.
Saint-Guiral was the name of a medieval knight who chose to withdraw into a hermit life on this mountain to forget a sorrow of love. He spent all his life there and finally the body was deposited under the stony arc (to see above) which became his grave. This knight who become a hermit gave his name to the mountain.
It is a magnificent place to be visited and to enjoy a superb picnic.
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