Church of Saint-Martin - Ragnies
A blend of Romanesque and Gothic for this church which boasts authentic Baroque stalls similar to those in Cockayne Church in England - a listed monument.
The central node of the village grid, the church of Saint-Martin and its walled cemetery border the Place de Ragnies.
This beautiful building, which has been altered several times, still has a tower and a nave of Romanesque origin, built in the 12th century. The latter is extended by a choir in the Hennuyer Gothic style, built at the end of the 16th century.
Inside, authentic baroque oak stalls (rows of wooden seats linked together and aligned along the choir walls), similar to those in the church of Cockayne in England, enhance the choir entrance.
The building has been a listed building since 1936.
For more information, see our heritage page.
The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 32 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.More information