Saint-Bernard’s Chapel

Erected in 1715, this chapel recalls an ancestral legend: Saint Bernard, visiting Villers in 1147, is said to have designated the final site of the abbey by planting his staff at the top of the Robermont hill. This staff would have become a superb oak, the “quercus Bernardi”, venerated by the monks. The tree was struck by lightning in 1697 and the monastic community decided a few years later to build Saint-Bernard’s Chapel.