A holiday destination and…apparitions !
Beauraing became world famous thanks to the apparitions of the holy Virgin that were witnessed by group of schoolchildren. The first sighting took place on Tuesday 29 November 1932, and then repeated itself the following days. Since then numerous pilgrims have visited the Town and the site of the apparitions
Beauraing is also a fantastic shopping destination; ideally suited for a spot of retail therapy! The area is dotted with picturesque villages steeped in history, such as Vonêche, the birthplace of the European crystal industry.
Everywhere you look, you can see traces of Beauraing’s historic legacy: the leafy Castel Saint-Pierre Town park where you can admire the ruins of the former medieval castle, the impressive Thanville viaduct, the village of Revogne, a former fortified town and its old town gate (“la Porte de Lomprez”)...But the council also offers a broad range of local products and an extensive network of hiking and mountain bike trails through deep woodlands and verdant meadows.
You can also taste a lovely local beer “the Tournée Beaurinoise” , but the council also houses some rather unique local delicacies, which you can discover in the “Ferme de la Comogne” (a mare milk farm) in Focant or the “Saveurs du Verger” in Felenne.