Saint-Antoine de Padoue grotto Crupet
In the footsteps of Saint Anthony of Padua or...the devil - Listed site
The famous grottos dedicated to Saint-Antoine de Padoue border the presbytery to the west.
A place of pilgrimage, these artificial caves were built between 1900 and 1903 by the inhabitants of the village at the instigation of Canon Jules Gérard, parish priest of Crupet.
Little by little, Saint-Antoine had to share his place with his eternal rival… Indeed, the expressive statue of the devil repelled by Saint-Antoine marks more singularly the minds of today. The name “Devil’s grottos” is also used in popular expressions to designate the ensemble.
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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