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The fascinating marian estate of Sugny is often called the Lourdes of the Ardenne

  • Religious heritage

The Marian estate of Sugny was created in 1911 by the locals, nestled beautifully in the green setting of a park. Considered an open-air museum, it was nicknamed the Ardenne Lourdes, probably due to its faithful reproduction of the Notre Dame de Lourdes grotto, star piece of the site.

There is a beautiful range or art pieces to see on site, aside the famous grotto. The "Scala Sancta", for example, simply are impressive. Representing the stairs Jesus Christ would have walked to go up to Ponce Pilate's palace, they required a papal authorisation to be built. There only are 3 in the world (Lourdes, Rome and Sugny).

Amongst other gems, visitors can admire a station of the cross (14 stops surrounded by century-old trees), the sanctuary of Saint Thérèse and the child Jesus, monuments, etc... This superb outdoor collection retraces the Christian faith in the second half of the 19th century up to the second World War.

Schedule

From 01 January to 31 December 2020.
  • Open every day. In an open park with no fence
  • Guided tour: Sundays at 3 pm between May and September
  • On August 16th every year: mass at 11 am, station of the cross at 3.45 pm and torch lit procession at 8.45 pm

Price

Support membership card: 5 Euros/family

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration0:40

Facilities

Services

  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Markers

Visites

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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.