Come and watch this amazing cavalcade: a tradition dating back to Pagan times and referring to spring as an eternal rebirth.
The first Châtelet cavalcade was organized in 1861 for a philanthropic purpose, replacing the usual military march with resounding success. At the time, the organization of such an event left no one indifferent, each neighbourhood taking pride in joining. The procession finds inspiration in popular traditions, exotic folklore and local history.
The cavalcade of Châtelet, though still traditional, proves as diverse as it is colourful: amazing characters (the "Gilles"), floats, bonfire, fireworks.
COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 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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