• Attractions
  • Religious heritage

See the full beauty of the Saint Ursmer collegiate church in the Sambre Valley (Hainaut): the only church in Belgium built in Carolingian times and the oldest in Belgium. Built in the 4th century by the monks of the Lobbes Abbey, it kept its original architecture, softened here and there by Mosan touches.

Along your visit

  • Look out for sepulchral remains such as Merovingian sarcophagi 
  • In the Romanesque crypt, pray to Saint Dodo and Saint Renelde (known to soothe back aches and skin diseases) as Medieval Pilgrims did centuries ago

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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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