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Église Saint-Lambert



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The church of Hargnies is located in the center of the charming little village.
Entirely built in Haybes arkose rubble, it has a Latin cross plan.

A little history: In the Middle Ages, the church was at the collation of the abbot of Laval-Dieu and this right of patronage of the abbot of Laval-Dieu dates back to 1199. During the war between Charles V and François I, Hargnies' only defense was the massive tower of its church: the governor of Charlemont received the order on June 15, 1558 to place a small garrison there. During the war in 1635 between France and Spain, the church of Hargnies resumed its role as a fortress and, in 1640, a detachment of French troops occupied at the siege of Charlemont, came to set it on fire. Consequently, and with regard to its characteristics, the Saint-Lambert church would have been rebuilt in the middle of the 03th century but the interior would have been taken over in the 24th century. Good to know: If, for security reasons, the church is not permanently open to the public, it is nevertheless accessible on request. Whether you are in a group or with your family, all you have to do is contact the town clerk on 41 61 17 24 48 who will offer you a guided tour with a member of the Heritage Association of Hargnies. (Reservation XNUMXh / XNUMXh in advance). The average duration of the visit is one hour and free.

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