Saving the Hermitage

Contribute to the restoration of the Abbaye de Montmajour Hermitage and help to save an architectural treasure that is over 1,000 years old.

BRING YOUR SUPPORT TO FRENCH HERITAGE!

Make a donation to save the Hermitage and be one of the first guests to cross its threshold once it is restored.

 

Hermitage Saint-Pierre, nef méridionale
 

A church under threat 

The Chapel of Saint Peter or the Hermitage, a small troglodyte church from the 11th century (1030-1060), is the oldest part of the Abbey of Montmajour.

Although small in size, it is a real church, with two parallel aisles, the Northern one built into a natural cave. It is extended by further underground rooms which seem to have had multiple uses (cemetery, hermit's dwellings, sacristy, etc.).

 

Hermitage of Saint Peter, monks' "dormitory"

 

Hermitage of Saint Peter, external view

The rock, which previously protected the small community of monks who lived there, has been threatening to collapse for several years, meaning the Hermitage has been closed to the public. 
Consolidation of the building has been carried out, but there are still a number of works that need to be completed: filling in the cracks, restoring the painted decorations, repointing the tiles and re-cladding the capitals.

 

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

However much you donate, if you wish you can have your name [or the name of a person of your choice] listed on the donors page of the website.

> For all donations above €50, you will also receive 1 free entry ticket to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €100, you will also receive 2 free entry tickets to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €300, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of Hermitage restored, in the presence of the restoration team and the Director of the Abbaye de Montmajour.
> For all donations above €600, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to a private guided visit with the Director of the Abbaye de Montmajour.
> For all donations above €1,000, you will become a member of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux sponsors club and will be invited for one year, with the person of your choice, to our unique events all over France (Invitations to Monuments en mouvement, Monuments en musique, exhibition previews, etc.).

*Our invitations do not include transport and accommodation.

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Mme Anne LEBERTOIS, M. Franck MAJOUR, M. Pierre MAJOUR, M. Jordan  WOREK