The Andenne-Saint Hubert pilgrimage is a cherished tradition in Wallonia, said to have started after the terrible 1696 plague and cholera epidemics... A handful of men decided to walk to Saint Hubert and pray. The outbreaks seem to stop when they reached their destination: a promise to return every two years, as a token of gratefulness, was then made.
This 150 km walk (to Saint Hubert and back) is done over 3 days. Participants get on their way the eve of Pentecost, just after the 4 am mass, tarting from the collegiate church and return on Whit Monday, towards the end of the afternoon.
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 1 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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