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This religious site, its rather kitsch architectural style, makes quite an impression on visitors. You may like it, dislike it but you are not likely to forget it! The parish priest asked his community to help him build it: they spent all their Sundays making the project come true between 1900 and 1903.

The whole town joined in

This man-made cave, dedicated to Saint Antoine de Padoue, stands between Crupet's church and former presbytery (now home to Assesse's tourist office). Father Gerard, the priest at the time, was particularly devoted to this saint and was joined by the whole town to complete this colossal project. The cave features scenes depicting the life of the sacred man, including cast iron and plaster statues. The devil's, particularly impressive, is the most famous. The site still is a place of devotion but welcomes curious visitors and art lovers too.

Practical information

  • On 3 levels, featuring scenes of the saint
  • The nearby Saint-Martin church, a protected site, also is worth the detour
  • Groups: the guided tour includes the Saint-Martin church and its 13th century tower, the cemetery, the cave and the former presbytery (from the outside)
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
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.


Minimum duration : 30 minutes

Langue d'accueil

French - Dutch


Training materials provided - Car parking - Parking - Restaurant


Guide available/groups - EN - FR - NL

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