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Event : Folklore


© OPT J.L. Flemal

This march is one of the most important as well as one of the longest and most popular of all the processions of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse : it starts very early in the morning at 2 am to the sound of fifes and drums and continues until dusk. From 4 am to 6 pm this folkloric parade which is made up of some three thousand marchers dressed in Napoleonic costumes and representing a considerable number of different military companies, makes its way through a total of ten villages. The grand finale is when the procession enters the streets of the centre of Gerpinnes at around 6 pm.

The procession (37 km) leaves the centre of Gerpinnes at 4 am., after the military mass at 3.45 am.


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PLUSTourist information on the town GERPINNES



We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.