THE STATUE OF SAINTE BARBE

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Presentation

During the liberation of the village in 1944, two air bombs strucked the church, all the windows were broken.

All, except the church window with Saint “Barbe”, which was miraculously spared ...

The inhabitants of Bussang, at the instigation of the priest "Vaché", expressed this oath :

"If Bussang is spared, we will erect a statue of  Saint “Barbe” on the highest mountain of Bussang  to show our gratefulness".

It turned out that Bussang had not suffered too much.

After the war, the inhabitants gathered copper, bronze and other materials to make this statue.The inauguration took place on 3rd October 1948.

A hiking trail leads you from the village centre to the statue, it climbs a little but the view on the village is worth the effort!

A sheet with the way to access it can be downloaded below. The IGN 3619 map is on sale at the tourist office for more details.

Informations
  • Conditions of visit (groups) :
    • Visit on your own at all times
    • Signposted footpaths
  • Conditions of visit (individuals) :
    • Visit on your own at all times
    • Signposted footpaths
  • Type of amenities :
    • Historic monument or place to visit
  • Subject of tourist venue - historic building :
    • Religious architecture
  • Location :
    • In a Regional Country Park
    • In the mountains
  • Pets welcome :
    • YES
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STATUE SAINTE BARBE
Sainte Barbe
88540
BUSSANG
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.88780
Longitude : 6.85547
Contact
THE STATUE OF SAINTE BARBE
Sainte Barbe
88540
BUSSANG
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