St Pierre de Xhignesse church

The old parish of Xhignesse was created on the initiative of the Stavelot Malmedy abbey, according to oral tradition, around 687.

The choice of place by the monks is probably explained by the rental of land previously occupied by the Merovingians (one of the most important Merovingian necropolises in Belgium was discovered in 1968 on the hill known as "Tombeu" in Xhignesse).

The golden age of Romanesque religious architecture extends from the 10th to the 12th centuries. This sober and massive architecture is characterized by solid walls and volumes.

The current church dates from the 12th century. It has admirable tombstones from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, including the epitaph of the parents of the Baroque sculptor Jean Del Cour.

'Saint-Pierre de Xhignesse church is currently on the list of exceptional real estate heritage in the Walloon Region. Labeling: Major heritage of Wallonia Strollers and dogs allowed