In the town of Vireux-Molhain, you will find a collegiate church named "Collegiate Saint-Ermel" or "Collegiate Church of Vireux-Molhain". This work from medieval times seems to be 12 centuries old and seems to be the oldest testimony to the past of the region.
Its origins date back to the 8th century, founded by Lady Ada in 752…
It is also said that in this collegiate will be buried Pepin the Short, but, however, nothing really attests to it...
This collegiate also houses a superb pre-Romanesque crypt which is a magnificent example of Carolingian architecture.
You can come and visit it all year round by asking for the keys at the Vireux-Wallerand tourist office!
Opening of tourist office:
- From April to September: every day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 18 p.m.
- From October to March: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m., Saturday from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m., closed on Sunday.