The acient oak in Sart

Sart

The acient oak in Sart

Sart

Introduction

According to legend, Charlemagne held court here. The oak is at least 500 years old. The tree was hollowed by a gypsy family that burned the inside of the tree while cooking their food. In spite of being hollow, the oak leaves out each year. At the foot of the tree a small statue “sotê (dwarf) is placed, which is part of the legends of the Ardennes. Another small statue is placed on the wall of a water pump on the other side of the market square. These statues are made by Fernand Dumont, a local sculptor and artist. Since 1960 the oak is protected.

 

 

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The acient oak in Sart

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The acient oak in Sart

Place du Marché 4845 Jalhay, Belgique