Bellevaux/Schönenthal

Maison Maraite, Bellevaux

Belgium is famous for its beer and its pommes frites and if you’ve never visited a little private brewery, watched the brewery process, and tasted the gorgeous local beer flavors during your stay in the country, you haven’t experienced much of this land… But this wasn’t the reason for my publication. The reason again is that there isn’t much information about this little charming village full of old beautiful buildings and it seems that the local brewery holds the spotlight more than the settlement itself.

Bellevaux

The Church of St. Aubin from the 15th century (1435) and a tower from the 12th century.

I’ve managed to visit it after it was closed for a while due to renovations.

Eglise Saint Aubin, Bellevaux (4)

The high altar in the Louis XIV style.

The remarkable keystones behind the altar.

Eglise Saint Aubin, Bellevaux (8)

And as I said, there is no information on the church although it is clear that the beer labels of the local brewery bear the coat of arms (above) of the Bellevaux noble family, tombstones of members of which stand here.

Maison Maraite, Bellevaux

Maison Maraite, Bellevaux (2)

Maison Maraite – a landmarked building from 1592.

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