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The must-sees

  • The Roman Collegiate Church of Saint-Hadelin (11th c.): One of the most beautiful examples of Mosan Roman architecture – Exceptional heritage of Wallonia
  • The Saint-Hadelin Hermitage (19th c.): A neo-Roman development with a chapel overlooking the village (Viewpoint)
  • Stations of the Cross: A long ramp with fourteen neo-gothic stations that have become the subject of a contemporary art installation
  • “Panther tank: Tank and monument commemorating the halting of the German advance by an American Division on the 24th of December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes Offensive)
  • Vêves Castle (13th – 18th c.): At the summit of a rocky spur, a remarkable medieval castle – Exceptional heritage of Wallonia (Outside the village – 2.5 km)
  • Interpretive tour: Discovery tour of the village with educational boards (Starting point: Place de Celles)

A village with a rich heritage


Set between peaks and valleys, Celles is a real gem. Pleasantly wooded and flowered, the heart of the village shelters limestone buildings with diverse and original embellishments. It exudes a certain charm. Discover the Collegiate Church of Saint-Hadelin and its crypt, a masterpiece of Roman art and an Exceptional Heritage of Wallonia. On the heights stands the Saint-Hadelin Hermitage. To get there, take the Stations of the Cross, which have recently been embellished with a contemporary artistic contribution. The view from here is worth the detour and offers you a pretty postcard of the village: the Roman collegiate church, the stone houses, the square made of ancestral cobblestones, and the meadows at the bottom of the valley carved out by a stream.

A 2 km trail with educational boards takes you on a journey of discovery of these treasures.

There are also other sights to be discovered: the Great Fountain, the German “Panther” tank, a souvenir of the Battle of the Bulge and, two kilometres away, the superb Feudal Castle of Vêves, Exceptional Heritage of Wallonia.

The many establishments in the town contribute to the friendliness of Celles and allow you to discover the local gastronomy, such as the “Chausson Cellois” (rabbit meat pasty) accompanied by a Saint-Hadelin wine.

Like every year, the traditional flea market on 21 July sets the whole place abuzz. A date not to be missed!


The audios

The Saint-Hadelin Hermitage

The Saint-Hadelin Fountain

The Saint-Hadelin Street

The Saint-Hadelin Church

The Farmhouse

Antenne Maison du Tourisme Famenne-Ardenne Ourthe & Lesse
Place de l’Etang, 15
6900 Marche-en-Famenne
Tél. : + 32 (0) 84/ 34 53 27
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Office du Tourisme de Houyet
Rue de la station, 21A
5560 Houyet
Tél. : + 32 (0) 82/ 22 32 14
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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.

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