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The heritage days 2021

Today and tomorrow I’ll be at Belgian Chocolate Village for a series of guided tours in French on the occasion of the Brussels Heritage Days 2021, in collaboration with E-Guides .

One of my favourite features of this Museum: the two tile murals on the first floor of the building.

The Belgian  Chocolate Village is located inside the building of the former Victoria chocolate factory . The tile mural is depicting the factory in its foundation year, 1896.

At the Huy Collegiate

During the weekend I finally got the chance to visit again the treasury of the Notre Dame and Saint Domitien collegiate church in Huy.

The central nave of the Collegiate

The entrance of the treasury is free every first Sunday of the month, don’t miss it next week! If you want to have a look at the church before visiting it, you can have a virtual tour.

I really wanted to see the four reliquary chests from the Meuse river Region (12th and 13th centuries) displayed in the treasury.

Châsse de NotreDame, one of the reliquary chests displayed in the treasury of the Collegiate.

As you can see in the picture, in the Collegiate you can find an amazing rose window in radiant style, the Rondia (Li Rondia, in Walloon). This is the largest in its style in Belgium and the largest rose window of Wallonia. The windows of the Rondia date back from the 1970s, since the previous ones were destroyed during the war.

Li rondia

During my tours the people I am with enjoy a lot observing the stained glass windows during the visit of religious buildings, such as churches or Cathedrals. We often stop and admire how the colorful light is reflected through the window on the architectural stone features. I have to admit that happens every time I visit the Cathedral of Liège, another place I suggest you to visit if you are travelling in Wallonia.

I had the same experience during my visit of the Collegiate of Huy: the windows are really impressive! I discovered that during the Wallonia Heritage Days (11th and 12th September) you can visit the collegiate and learn more about the women represented on the windows!

One of the amazing windows of the Collegiate

You can download the official brochure of the Heritage Days by clicking here.

Let me know if you ever visited this Collegiate, I’m really curious!

At the Zilvermeer

A view of the Zilvermeer (Silver Lake) located in Mol, in the province of Antwerp. 
A few days ago I had an evening walk around the lake and took this picture at the Zilveermeer recreatiedomein.  It was great to feel the sand beneath my feet! If you love walking or cycling in the nature,  this area provides you many opportunities.

Nature and art at Les Jardins d’Annevoie

At Les Jardins d’Annevoie you can enjoy the peaceful sounds of water, which is pumped thanks to an ingenious system created in the 18th century. 
The gardens’s concept is based on French, Italian and English styles. 
Until September 30th you’ll find an exhibition by Anne Curry entitled « The Curves of Life ». The sculptures of the artist are displayed in the garden and inspired by nature.

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On the Zuivelbrug

A picture taken on the Zuivelbrug, a bridge in Ghent.
Here you can admire the different activities which usually take place along the Leie river on a sunny day: canoeing and drinking on the terraces.
The flowers are just the  icing on the cake for this incredible place.

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