Collegiate church of Saint-Hadelin in Celles
Since the 11th century, the collegiate church has displayed its cascading limestone volumes in the heart of the village of Celles - an exceptional heritage of Wallonia.
The central point of the village, the collegiate church of Saint-Hadelin is one of the most beautiful examples of Romanesque architecture in the Mosan.
Built in the 11th century and renovated several times, the old collegiate church is surprisingly homogeneous. The imposing monument, made of limestone and sandstone, spreads out from its high tower to end in a cascade of volumes.
The Romanesque architecture can be seen in the harmonious rhythm of the semi-circular windows framed by blind stone arches.
Inside, the choir and its “cul-de-four” (quarter sphere) vaulted ends tell the story. Under the tower and the choir, the presence of two crypts, which once housed the relics of Saint-Hadelin, contributes to the high heritage value of the building, which is recognised as an exceptional heritage of Wallonia.
For more information, see our heritage sheet.
Rue Saint-Hadelin – 5561 Celles
ANTENNE MAISON DU TOURISME FAMENNE-ARDENNE OURTHE & LESSE
Rue de Behogne, 5 – 5580 Rochefort
+32(0)84/34 51 72
OFFICE DU TOURISME DE HOUYET
Rue de la Station, 21A – 5560 Houyet
+32(0)82/22 32 14
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