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 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.
Event planned for the month of September 2021Dates and programme may be subject to change.