Most of the religious art objects were donated by grateful parishioners. The craftsmen and artists they have called upon over the centuries have not counted their hours for these testimonies of faith. So many admirable and moving works!
This tour is part of six tours designed by the Eglises Ouvertes network, "De clocher en clocher au coeur de l'Ardenne": 11 churches in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Rendeux, Manhay and Tenneville open their doors to you to share their history, their treasures and their unique atmosphere. Original and inspiring destinations for your family, walking, cycling or car trips. Discovery tools (adapted to children) await you there! Download our discovery brochure "From bell tower to bell tower in the heart of the Ardennes" (FR).
As a tourist pearl of the Ardennes at the end of the 19th century, La Roche-en-Ardenne had to have the most beautiful and largest church in the area. The one that stands today in the centre of the city, a remarkable neo-Gothic building, was inaugurated in 1901. It follows an older church, with a baroque bulbous bell tower that made its fame for a long time (...)
Splendid purified lines for this small neo-Gothic church, more original than it seems... It is indeed in mauve and purple that its fine arches are painted, punctuating the pointed vault with such a lightness that they seem to be drawn with a stroke of a pen (...)
Imagine a rocky promontory overlooking the entire valley of the Ourthe. A sacred step between heaven and earth, in the heart of a magical and mysterious forest, a place of worship and power since prehistoric times. In the Middle Ages, it was a fortress that demonstrated the authority of the Counts of Montaigu, who competed with the most important lords of the Ardennes in the 12th century. (...)
Perched at the top of the village, the church of Marcourt attracts attention from afar. Archaeologists found evidence of a first oratory in the 11th century, but the first written mention dates back to 1566. The building was enlarged, flanked by a defensive tower in the 14th century and a new nave at the end of the 17th century. (...)
The inhabitants of Dochamps still remember the millennium of the parish, celebrated with great pomp in 2012. The current building, rebuilt after the terrible destruction endured during the Battle of the Bulge in winter 1944-45, was restored for the occasion. What a bright church, with its large windows and white plaster, combined with a high quality stucco ceiling (...)
This touching building (1600), half excavated in the raw rock, belonged to an old hermitage. Many are those who still come humbly to meditate there (...