The Belvedere of the Church of Saint-Donat has become the city of Arlon's tourist landmark, offering an exceptional and unique panorama.
Once upon a time, there was a church perched on the top of a hill in the heart of old Arlon. With a height of 428 metres, the top of the hill is accessed by following a beautiful path with stone crosses, which is listed as a major cultural heritage site in Wallonia. "St. Donat's ascent" or the "Royal Way of the Cross", as it is also called, leads you to the doors of the church, at the top of which a belvedere tower was built between 1905 and 1907 to replace the original Capuchin bell tower.
Feast your eyes!
A climb of exactly 141 steps takes you to the lookout tower, which is about 35 m high. And from up there, you will be rewarded with quite the view on a clear day! The view is quite simply spectacular. Beyond the slate roofs of the town, you are also offered a panorama of the Ardennes plateau and the surrounding countryside, across the three neighbouring countries of France, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Germany. We told you the view was unique! The Belvedere is open from 1 May to 15 September, but several tours and evening visits are organised throughout the year to admire the view of Arlon "by night”!
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