Nivelles

With roots dating all the way back to 4,000 BC, this ancient town boasts a wealth of historic architecture.

The collegiate church of Saint Gertrude, patron saint of the city, dates from the 11C-13C and is one of the best examples of Romanesque style in Belgium. It has been classified as one of Europe's major heritage sites. Tombs from the Merovingian (7C) and Carolingian (9C) periods have been found under the church. The Romanesque crypt is one of the largest in Europe. The two-meter-tall 15C statue that strikes the hours in one of the towers is known as "Jean de Nivelles". The Recollets convent and its church date from the 16C. Nivelles also has an archaeological museum, which complements the visit at Saint Gertrude. The "Dodaine" park provides a green space on the southern side of the town.
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