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The Eben-Ezer tower and its silex museum

  • Monument
  • Architectural heritage
  • Museum & discovery

If you are looking for extraordinary, off the beaten path architectural gems in Wallonia, make a detour to see the Eben-Ezer tower! Crowned with impressive winged animals, it seems straight out of a Lord of the Rings or Games of Throne scene...

The mysterious Eben-Ezer tower

In 1930, just 18 years old, Robert Garcet started working in silica quarries in the Jeker area. By 1947, he was a quarry owner. To him, each stone hides a secret, a soul. In 1960, reflecting on the horrors of WW2, Garcet, a pacifist at heart, decides to build a tower symbolising humankind's peaceful coexistence.

The tower, made from flint rubble and dominating the Geer Valley, is strongly influenced by the Bible and ancient civilisations. At its very top, four large sculptures can be seen, the four cherubims of the Apocalypse: a bull, a man in the form of a sphinx, a lion and an eagle.

Exhibition on site

Some of the 7 floors are open to the public. Visitors will find an exhibition retracing the story of flint on the first floor. This interactive learning space, called "Geospadium", guides visitors through the Cretaceous world, presenting fossils and the uses of flint during the history of mankind.

Schedule

From 01 January to 31 December 2019.

Summer opening times (February 1 to October 31):

  • Week days: 1.30 to 6 pm
  • Weekends: 1.30 to 7 pm

Winter opening times (November 1 to January 1):

  • Week days: 1.30 to 5 pm
  • Weekends: 11 am to 5 pm

Price

Individual

€ 6.5
€ 6
€ 6
Children under 10 go free. 10-18 years old: 4€ Group visit: 40€ for the guide + 4€ pp. For groups larger than 25 persons, please contact the museum.

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration0:30
Maximum duration1:00

Facilities

Services

  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Visites

FR - NL
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.