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Folklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

Our-Lady Tour of the Basse-Wavre region

  • Opening periods
    • from Saturday 28 June 2014 to Sunday 29 June 2014
    • Address:
      Basilique Notre Dame de Basse-Wavre
      Rue du Calvaire
      1300 WAVREBelgium

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    The pilgrims are welcomed on Saturday; around 100 riders participate in the "Grand Tour on Horseback" and form a torchlight procession, followed by fireworks at the City Hall.

    On Sunday, the procession itself takes places on a for 7.5 km and ends at the Sablon where a big loaf of bread decorated with flowers is distributed.

    Saturday programme:

    At 4pm: departure from the place Beaufaux Polydore, in Basse-Wavre. Passing throught the countryside in the area fo Dion-le-Mont, participants will go to meet the pilgrims who have came from Noville-on-Mehaigne walk (30km) - starting at 12pm, from Noville. The appointment is 7 km away: this is the car park of the firm "All-Dion" (floor of Huy, in Dion-Valmont).
    Around 6.15pm: arrival of pilgrims and walkers to "All-Dion", and time for a little tasting. Walkers and pilgrims then head together towards Wavre.

    Around 7pm: arrival at the Troc on chaussée de Huy, in Wavre. City council authorities welcome the crowd.
    Around 7.15pm: departure of the parage through the city to the St-Jean-Baptiste church.
    At 8pm: the parade heads towards the Basse-Wavre Basilica where they will be welcomed by the priest, and will be served lunch in the parish of Maria Pacis.
    At 10.30pm: horse-ride with torches in the centre of Wavre "for those who wish to take part".
    At 11pm: fireworks

    On Sunday at 8am: mass for the pilgrims
    8.40am: departure of the procession
    Around 10.45am: blessing of the Wastia, on 34-36, rue de Namur;
    Around 11.15am: welcome and prayers at the S. Jean-Baptiste church;
    12.15am: return and sharing of the Wastia;
    12.30am: pilgrims welcomed at the Maria Pacis hall.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 10 23 03 55
    • website :

    Tourist information on the town WAVRE



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