the Saint-Hermes Basilica


Construction of the Saint-Hermes Basilica started in the 11th century. It's now largely in the late Brabant Gothic style. The tower is 79 metres high and has a carillon with 49 bells, with which concerts are regularly performed. The southern transept houses the altar of St Hermes, with its equestrian statue and reliquary. Across from the altar you'll see a wooden beam with iron hooks. Aggressive pilgrims used to be chained here.

Practical details:

  • the Saint-Hermes Basilica is open every day from 8:00 to 19.30
  • Address: Kleine Markt, 9600 Ronse

Photos the Saint-Hermes Basilica