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    Bas Reliefs

    by viddra Written Aug 28, 2005

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    The bas reliefs made of wood represent the 4 Evangelists: St John (eagle), St Matthew (winged man, angel), St Luke (ox) and St Mark (winged lion).
    They were parts of the former pulpit and were made in the 19th century.

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    Saint Remacle

    by viddra Written Aug 27, 2005

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    the church

    In the right aisle of the church, you can find the statue of Saint Remacle with a donkey and a wolf at his feet.

    According to the legend, Satan took the shape of a wolf and killed Saint Remacle's donkey. The saint punished him by obliging him to take the place of the donkey as a beast of burden.

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    Eglise Saint-Remacle

    by viddra Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    St Remacle's church
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    The parish church was rebuilt in 1484 and then restored several times , because of the many fires that devastated the town in the course of years.

    It was listed with a preservation order on her by royal decree on 25 October 1938.

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    Lace Museum

    by viddra Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    The town of Marche-en-Famenne-Walloon lace centre and the surrounding villages counted up to 850 lace makers during the 18th century.

    In this museum, situated in the Juniesse middle-age tower, you can see a unique collection of local lace, the renowned 'Points Clairs' of Marche and lace from afar.

    There are 3 rooms, altogether: 'On the paths of lace', showing the evolution of lace between the 16th and the 20th centuries, 'Ancient and new lace' and 'From thread to bobbin', where you can see all the tools of the lace maker.

    Visits at 11a.m., 1.30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
    Closed on Sun. from Nov. to Mar., on Mon., 1 Jan., 1 Nov. and on 25 Dec.

    Entrance fees:
    2 euros adults
    1.50 euros children and groups

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    Musée Des Francs Et De La Famenne

    by viddra Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    Discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Franks and the Famenne in this museum, situated in the 18th-century building.

    The museum covers numerous themes, such as: nature and geology, religious art, archaeology, ancient crafts, the Merovingian and Carolingian eras...

    Working hours:
    Tue-Sat. 10-12 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
    Sun. 2-5 p.m.
    Closed on Mon. and from 1 Dec. to 28 Feb.

    Entrance fee:
    adults 2.50 euros
    students and senior citizens 1.50 euros
    groups 1-1.50 euros

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    Peace And Quiet

    by viddra Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    a park

    There are several parkd in the town of Marche-en-Famenne where you can spend some pleasant time relaxing and doing nothing.

    The 1 in the picture's next to the Museum of the Franks and the Famenne.

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    Town Hall

    by viddra Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    Town Hall

    The building in the picture's the Town Hall.

    You can see the monument to the WWII heroes in front of it.

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    Church Choir

    by viddra Written Aug 28, 2005

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    the cavalry

    The picture's showing the Calvary with Christ, the Virgin and Saint John. It was made between 1570 and 1580.

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    Angels

    by viddra Written Aug 28, 2005

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    an angel

    There are also 2 winged and kneeling worshipping angels in the church. They were made of wood and painted in the 18th century. The angels were probably the part of the ancient high altar.

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    The Stained-Glass Windows

    by viddra Written Aug 28, 2005

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    the stained-glass window

    Important restorations took place in the 70s. In 1974 Louis-Marie Londot from Namur made these unusual stained-glass windows.

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    The Organs

    by viddra Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    the organs

    The present organs have been in this church since 6 September 1942. They were made in the E. Dresse organ factory in Namur.

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