Saint Ursmer Collegiate Church

Rue de l'Eglise 1 - 6540 Lobbes

Saint Ursmer Collegiate Church

  • Railway station at 1000 m
  • Car park
General

General

  • Passeport
Saint Ursmer Collegiate Church is Belgium's oldest Carolingian church.

Its history is linked to that of the nearby Saint Peter's Abbey, destroyed by revolutionary troops in 1794.

Successively a burial church, parish church then collegiate church, it was also a place of pilgrimage in honour of Saint Ursmer, one of the abbey's founders in the 12th century.

The construction is a precious witness to Carolingian and pre-Roman art.

The nave is the church's oldest section, while the chancel and tower-porch date back to the 11th century. The Roman crypt shelters the Merovingian remains of Saint Ursmer and Saint Ermin, as well as the burial stones of 16th-century abbots.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    From 7/01 to 5/04: weekdays (except bank holidays) from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00 • From 6/04 to 8/09: Monday to Saturday from 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00 - Sunday from 11.00-12.00 and 13.00 -16.00 • From 9/09 to 13/12: weekdays (except bank holidays) from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00
  • Price
    Audio guide: €2 for adults - free for children under 12 • Audio guide available from the Lobbes Tourist Office (Place Communale 17) in EN, FR, NL plus special children's version
  • Tour length

    1.5 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Monday Closed
    • Tuesday Closed
    • Wednesday Closed
    • Thursday Closed
    • Friday Closed
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed
  • Guided tour
    FR / NL • €1/person (minimum €15)
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