L'Hospitalet: Vestige of the Chapel
Lot Tourisme

Circuit de Dame Hélène

Duration 03:00
Difficulty Easy
Distance 10.4km
Denivele 118m

In 1232, Dame Hélène, lord of justice, had a hospital and an oratory built, the upkeep of which was given to poor passers-by.

Legend has it that one day, between 1095 and the middle of the XNUMXth century, Dame Hélène de Castelnau and her servant got stuck at the bottom of a marshy valley. Dame Hélène vowed, if she got out of this mess, to devote the rest of her days to pilgrims and the poor. Having succeeded in returning to solid ground, she founded a “hospital”, a place of welcome and care for people passing through. It welcomed pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land, Saint Jacques de Compostela but also Rocamadour.


Go equipped with suitable shoes and waterproof clothing, protect yourself from the sun, bring water and find out about the weather conditions.

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Facing the church, take the alley on the left then turn right. At the bend, go straight then, at the crossroads, turn right towards the D 54.

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Cross it and walk to the D 659 leaving all the paths on the left.

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Go to the left of the road to cross after the bridge and take the path to a place called “Lestang” opposite. Continue straight, leaving the left and right paths until the D 54.

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Go 50 m on the left side of the road, then cross to take the rocky path that climbs opposite. At the road, turn right.

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At a place called "Trigodina", turn left. After a few steps, you can see on your right the castle of Labastide-Marnhac and the relay tower of Trespoux. At the crossroads, turn right. Go past a pretty forest house and a little further on the “Aygues Mortes” well, then continue straight on to the crossroads.

Distance from previous stage:

Turn right towards Lhospitalet, drive 1 km and turn right to the D 659, then turn right to return to the village.



Eglise de Lhospitalet
Le Bourg
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