• Demonstration

The Pardon sambrien is an annual gathering of boats in the Sambre region, born from a similar Breton sailors' tradition. Discover this folkloric event in Marchienne-au-Pont.

A fascinating autumnal event

If, originally, only working boats would have congregated in Marchienne-au-Pont, this maritime tradition has now stretched to leisure boats, bringing together all kind of vessels. The atmosphere is quite friendly with sailors of all social classes chatting happily. Quite a sight!

The program

The docks by the Sambre turn very festival that weekend, with many animations and a flea market taking place. The star of the day is the floating chapel, from which a chaplain will bless the many vessels.

Boat rides will of course be organised throughout the event.

 

 

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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Event planned for the month of September 2021 (1)


(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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