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Court of Law, Marche-en-Famenne (photo by Jean-Pol Grandmont - Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license)
Court of Law, Marche-en-Famenne.

Introduction

Marche-en-Famenne (pop. 17,000) is not a touristic town, but can be used as a quick stop-over on the way south to the Ardennes.


Attractions

The traditional speciality of Marche is lace, which can be seen at the local lace museum (Rue des Brasseurs 7, open Tue-Sun 10am-12noon and 1-5pm ; 3 €). There are a few buildings of interest in the centre, like the brick and stone town hall, the full stone 14th-century St-Remacle's church (which has airs of Ciney's collegiate church), and many nice houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Central Marche-en-Famenne
Central Marche-en-Famenne
Central Marche-en-Famenne

Waha

The neighbouring village of Waha boasts Belgium's oldest Romanesque church (built in 1050), a renowed carnival as well as a Guinness Book record for its bonfire during the Alsatian festival.

Also in Waha, the Castle of Champlon-Famenne is the main residence of the Duke and Princes of Arenberg in Belgium.

St Remacle Church, Marche-en-Famenne
Romanesque Church, Waha

How to get there

Marche is best accessed by car. It stands along the N4 motorway (Namur-Arlon), about 30min from Namur or 10 min from Ciney. The N4 separates Marche from Waha.

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