The village of Sauvenière

The village of Sauvenière

Evidence of the Gallo-Roman era has been found in the locality along the Bavay-Cologne Roman road. In 1898, near the former railway station, ruins of the villa d'Arlansart: Antonine period (96-192) and was destroyed by fire, probably due to the Germanic invasions of the 3rd and 4th centuries.

Sauvenière became part of the Gembloux estate in the Middle Ages, and was officially made a county in the 16th century. It suffered from the wars of the 2nd half of the 17th century, led by Louis XIV. Following the annexation of the Austrian Netherlands to France in 1795, the village became an independent commune within the Sambre-et-Meuse département. It lost this status when the communes merged on January 1, 1965.


Sainte-Foy parish church Built in the 18th century, the church underwent modifications in 1837. The 11th-century Romanesque tower has been preserved. A 1537 armorial stone adorns the façade.

Château ferme de Liroux Dating back to the 12th century, this moated château features a 17th-century dwelling. The rectangular tower retains the medieval first floor. The bridge leads to the paved courtyard. The U-shaped farmhouse dates from 1764.

Notre Dame de Lorette chapel Notre Dame de Lorette: Built in the early 19th century in the neoclassical style, with a semicircular apse and indented passageways framing the central door.

Potale de Saint Donat Located in rue Try-al-vigne, this limed brick potale dating from 1829 is dedicated to Saint Donat for protection against storms.

Vis Tchapias This local tradition in Brabant Wallon, marked by the "djonesse" and "Vis Tchapias" societies, celebrated weddings and organized village festivals. Although the custom declined in the twentieth century, it still leaves an historic legacy.


Practical information

Welcome to Sauvenière, a charming village in the heart of Namur's Hesbaye region. Nestled on plateaus with panoramic views at altitudes of 142 to 172 meters, our 1,453-hectare village is watered by the Orneau and Baudecet rivers.

Just 3 km from the Gembloux Tourist Office!  


Coordinates of the village of Sauvenière

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5030 Sauvenière


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