Place du Prieuré
15 April - 30 September
Sat 15.00 - 17.30
Sun 15.00 - 17.30
Possibility of visits during the week for groups, by appointment with the town hall: +33 3 82 25 23 70
Located at the crossroads of the three borders (French, Belgian and Luxembourg), this Romanesque church was built during the 11th and 12th centuries. It dominates the hill of Mont Saint-Martin, a site used since the 3rd century as a place of worship by the Gallo-Romans. It remained preserved despite the damage suffered during the First World War and its decommissioning in the 1930s.
The church is a jewel of Romanesque architecture with its facade decorated with an imposing rose window and its 12th century portal. Inside, there are massive cruciform pillars, some of which are topped by capitals with floral and vegetal motifs. In this setting, the only sculpted figure invites you to look towards the choir and its magnificent 14th century frescoes, rediscovered after the Second World War. One of them represents the legend of Saint Martin.
The church houses many other treasures that retrace the history of the area: a stone altarpiece featuring elements of 15th century Gothic architecture, 16th century monuments embedded in the walls, and finally, contemporary stained glass windows installed by master glassworkers from the Ecole de Chartres that recall the region's steelmaking past through their colours and motifs.