Fodor's Expert Review Chapelle Saint-Ostian

Viviers Religious Building/Site/Shrine
A scenic mile-and-a-half walk from town takes you to this tiny rural chapel, set among shady trees and vineyards, built in honor of the 6th-century Saint Ostian, a hermit said to have performed various miracles. After his death, a chapel was erected on the site of his modest dwelling and was restored and enlarged in the 11th century. Excavations in the 19th century uncovered the saint's tomb, and his remains were moved to a crypt in the cathedral. Praying to the saint was believed to relieve periods of drought.
Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Chemin de Grande Randonnée
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  07220, France

-04–75–54–54–20

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