Le Val de Poix Hotel
Rue des Ardennes, 18, Poix-Saint-Hubert, Bouillon, 6870, Belgium
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Fortress of Bouillon
St Eloi, Bouillon
The manual for the stretching machine!
halfway up to the fortress, Bouillon
Travel Tips for Bouillon
The feast of Saint Eloi
In the church of St Eloi I was looking at some photos of a procession. It is for St Eloi, the patron saint of the old metal workers of Bouillon. The tradition seems to be many centuries old but it was only in 1879 that the first procession was held. During the procession the hallowed bread of St. Eloi is carried around.
The development of the metal industry in the 19th century up to its height in the 20th century caused this old tradition to become alive again.
On November 28, 2010 the next procession will be held. The tourist guide says nothing more but you can phone the number below.
Additionally, for the Dutch or French readers, there is some information on the website below.
Explore the region
Bouillon lies in the beautiful region: the province of Luxembourg. Mind you, that is the name of the province, which is not the same as the nearby principality Luxembourg.
The province has many (listed) natural areas, woods, hills, caves. Charming villages, many museums and sporting activities.
You can use Googlemaps to locate yourself but VT has a great (satellite view) map as wel.
Just click here
Bouillon, a very relaxing town ....
"the river, the castle"
Bouillon is the hometown of the lord of that region.
His name is Godefroid de Bouillon and he participated to the first crusade.
At the last stage of the battle, he became the first king of Jerusalem but refused to be crowned because of modesty.
Here is Bouillon now and what is left of the castle of Godefroid.
"Castle's Main Gate"
"3 arches bridge over the Semois River"
Along the Semois Valley
This is Frahan, seen from Rochehaut. Rochehaut is quite a touristy place, especially in summer. Outside the village starts a walk through the forest with iron ladders attached to the rocks, like the Italian "vie ferrate".
"Tombeau du Géant"
This is the next meander of the Semois, and this one is called the "Tomb of the Giant". It can be seen from a place just outside of the village of Botassart
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