The leper hospital in Lys-Saint-Georges
This is the remain of the general hospital of Lys-Saint-Georges!
The legend says it was founded with the castle of Lys-Saint-Georges, by a lord of Lys who went back from Crusades with the leprosy!
He needed a place where he could take shelter and have medical cares...
In fact, the leper-house dates back to the 13th century: it housed pilgrims and poor people.
The hospital was a dependency of Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre’s chapter.
During wars of Religion, the building where the sick persons were cured was destroyed.
Today the chapel and a small house (a barn) are still standing.