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In 1865, the inhabitants of Maboge lived almost 7 km away from their official parish in Samrée, and thus decided to build their own chapel closer, without having to cross the woods (and face a 320-meter vertical drop) to attend religious services.

The building, large enough to house the entire village community, is constructed from schist (which is omnipresent in the subsoil in this area) and bluestone, a very dense limestone that is best used for corners and window sills. The building is in the typical eclectic style (a mixture of different influences) of 19th-century Belgian architecture.

To the right of the entrance portal stands a statue of Saint-Roch (1952), originally placed on the parapet of the bridge over the “Ri du Sart” stream. Numerous gravestones from the 18th and 19th centuries adorn the chapel’s outer flanks. You’ll also see a beautiful painted cast-iron funeral cross, as was once common in our cemeteries…

The furnishings are sober, contemporary with the construction, but numerous sculptures fill the interior space. The oldest is a moving, naive Saint-Laurent; the most recent are plaster statues, painted in color or all white. It’s a pleasure to stop off in this human-sized chapel, decorated in summer and winter with a thousand leaves and wildflowers.

Practical info


Maboge bridge

6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne



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Free of charge.


Timetables may vary.

Accessible all the time.


Accessible to PRM.