This chapel is full of charm and located in an exceptional natural setting, 2 km to the south of Saint-Vith. People will understand the royal compliment, given by Queen Fabiola who visited it in 1989 and said of it: “It is a precious pearl…”.
There is indeed a “sacred” atmosphere which seems to emerge from the premises. Is this due to the presence of hundred-year-old lime trees, to the old cemetery that surrounds the sanctuary, to the rubble stone enclosure covered with moss?
In any event, history teaches us that the place has been consecrated to religion for millennia. The chapel dating from the 11th century has become the village church today. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, patron saint of tanners and stockbreeders.