Our-Lady Tour of the Basse-Wavre region
The pilgrims are welcomed on Saturday; around 100 riders participate in the "Grand Tour on Horseback" and form a torchlight procession, followed by fireworks at the City Hall.
On Sunday, the procession itself takes places on a for 7.5 km and ends at the Sablon where a big loaf of bread decorated with flowers is distributed.
At 4pm: departure from the place Beaufaux Polydore, in Basse-Wavre. Passing throught the countryside in the area fo Dion-le-Mont, participants will go to meet the pilgrims who have came from Noville-on-Mehaigne walk (30km) - starting at 12pm, from Noville. The appointment is 7 km away: this is the car park of the firm "All-Dion" (floor of Huy, in Dion-Valmont).
Around 6.15pm: arrival of pilgrims and walkers to "All-Dion", and time for a little tasting. Walkers and pilgrims then head together towards Wavre.
Around 7pm: arrival at the Troc on chaussée de Huy, in Wavre. City council authorities welcome the crowd.
Around 7.15pm: departure of the parage through the city to the St-Jean-Baptiste church.
At 8pm: the parade heads towards the Basse-Wavre Basilica where they will be welcomed by the priest, and will be served lunch in the parish of Maria Pacis.
At 10.30pm: horse-ride with torches in the centre of Wavre "for those who wish to take part".
At 11pm: fireworks
On Sunday at 8am: mass for the pilgrims
8.40am: departure of the procession
Around 10.45am: blessing of the Wastia, on 34-36, rue de Namur;
Around 11.15am: welcome and prayers at the S. Jean-Baptiste church;
12.15am: return and sharing of the Wastia;
12.30am: pilgrims welcomed at the Maria Pacis hall.
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- website : http://basse-wavre.bw.catho.be/Sanctuaire/index%20grandtour.html
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