There are places, Maurice Barres wrote, "where spirits soar" and the Saint-Remy church in Koerich seems to be one of them. Perched on a hill overlooking the village it attracts the faithful as well as the lay visitors by its calming baroque charms.
On the foundations of a small medieval church built in 1200 a new church building was erected in 1750 thanks to the goodwill - and personal fortune – of one man, Father Jean-Pierre Ningels.
Saint-Remy underwent major restorations between 1991 and 1993 and is without doubt one of the most beautiful Baroque churches of our country with its imposing altar and woodcarved confessionals.
Medieval festival “Tempus Mediaevale" in September. www.tempus.lu
are organised by the 'Kaercher Schlassfrënn' (Friends of Chateau Koerich) and the 'Jeunesses musicales' (Luxembourg Musical Youth). Since 1995 music enthusiasts are attracted to the 'Concerts de Koerich' on occasional Sunday afternoons and a varied programme of four concerts in the winter season.
The 'Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg' assure first-class programmes. In this gorgeous baroque interior chamber music comes into its own, captivating both musicians and audience by its wonderful acoustics. The magic of the church immediately strikes the visitor upon entering. Here you will experience truly “enlightened music”.
Excerpt from "nos cahiers" 3/4 2003 by Stéphane Gilbart.