Many legends are told about this place and the person who gave it its name: in the 8th century, “Pirminus” a Benedictine monk after whom the place is named, is said to have blessed the spring that wells up here. The spring’s water is said to have healing properties: children’s illnesses are supposed to be curable with this water. This place is said to have been used for religious purposes as early as Roman times and even earlier. The chapel that stands on this site today dates from the 18th century.
Photo: Guy Krier
Photo: Caroline Martin