La Chaire à Prêcher - Bouillon - Belgique
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter
N 49° 48.395 E 005° 00.000
31U E 643903 N 5519044
Quick Description: [FR] Piton rocheux dominant largement la vallée de la Semois et surplombant d'une hauteur de 100 m le village de Poupehan.[EN] A rocky peak largely dominating the valley of Semois River and overhanging the village of Poupehan from a height of 100m.
Location: Luxembourg, Belgium
Date Posted: 12/5/2020 11:54:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM13G1K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
[FR]

"Une vieille légende du pays raconte que ce fut à cet endroit formant une plate-forme surélevée que Pierre l'Ermite, après avoir parcouru le Berry et la Lorraine, vint une dernière fois haranguer les 50.000 Croisés de Godefroid de Bouillon, pressés d'en découdre avec les Infidèles profanateurs du Saint Sépulcre.
Autre version plus plausible qu', à la fin du XIème siècle, c'est de ce promontoire rocheux qui porte le nom de Chaire à Prêcher, que Pierre l'Ermite, a harangué les habitants de Poupehan pour qu'ils se joignent à la troupe des Croisés."

[EN]

"An old local legend tells that it was at this place, forming a raised platform, that Peter the Hermit, after having travelled through Berry and Lorraine, came one last time to harass the 50,000 Crusaders of Godfrey of Bouillon, in a hurry to fight with the Infidels who desecrated the Holy Sepulchre.
Another more plausible version is that, at the end of the 11th century, it was from this rocky promontory, which bears the name of the Chair of Preaching, that Peter the Hermit harangued the inhabitants of Poupehan to join the Crusaders' troop."
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