Tourism Remiremont Plombières-les-Bains in the Vosges, Lorraine, France

THE SAINT MOUNT | Tourism Remiremont Plombières-les-Bains in the Vosges, Lorraine, France
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THE HOLY MOUNT

Mont Habend or Saint-Mont is a sacred place in the Vosges mountains. Located at the southern end of the Fossard massif, in the commune of Saint-Amé at an altitude of 672m, this advanced spur offers an exceptional view of the Moselle and Moselotte valleys, hence its occupation since very remote times. Amé (Preacher monk) and Romaric (Nobleman of the Court of Austrasia) created a double monastery there of men and women in 620, following the austere rule of Saint-Colomban. From 819, the female monastery was relocated to the valley but the site remained a place of pilgrimage for several centuries. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed a funerary necropolis dating from the first millennium. On the ground, traces of various buildings (chapels, conventual buildings, main church) date from the High Middle Ages. Today a religious, historical and archaeological site listed as a Historic Monument, it still retains many secrets with the largest set of Formae (funerary tombs of nuns) ever found to date. Note: The Saint Mont is only accessible on foot, either via the chapel of Vieux Saint Amé or via Saint-Étienne-Lès-Rremiremont.

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State forestFossard Massif
88120HOLY SOUL
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LocationIn forestIn the mountains
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Altitude (in m)672 m

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