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.
Hams and sausages are THE speciality of the Ardennes. It's an absolute joy to sample the hams and sausages on a picnic, with some fresh bread or without anything at all (eh, a beer or wine would be nice).
A 'pipe' for instance is a thin and long Ardenne sausage that's perfect for munching while on a walk. Just when you're feeling peckish!
Since Ardennes hams are naturally cured they keep a long time. It certainly pays to stock up and enjoy your Ardennes holiday a little longer at home.