It’s not just New York and Paris that boast districts with the chic name Belair, but Luxembourg City, too. What today forms the capital’s desirable Belair district, renowned for its good quality of life, was once completely undeveloped land.

The long-lost statue of "Gëlle Fra"


In the small front garden of Maison Bel Air, in what is now Avenue Gaston Diderich 97, you’ll see two statues. On the right is Mercury, symbolising trade and industry, and on the left Venus, symbolising beauty.

Alongside Villa Leclerc at Avenue Gaston Diderich 54 and the Franciscan monastery built between 1919 and 1921, Josy Barthel Stadium was long considered one of Belair’s most striking buildings.

In 1980, the long-lost statue of Gëlle Fra, saved and hidden by shrewd Luxembourgers during the war, was found under the grandstand in this former Luxembourg national stadium.

The crooked steeple of Pope Pius X church


Belair’s church, named after Pope Pius X and consecrated in 1957, has an equally lovely, little-known story to tell. If you look closely, you’ll notice that its slender, 69-metre-high steeple is somewhat crooked. To prevent the enormous bell from further destabilising the church’s slender steeple, it was hung lower.

In addition, before the church’s consecration, Belair residents were invited to write their dreams and wishes on a piece of paper. To this day, these wish lists lie high up in the shimmering golden sphere of the church steeple, close to heaven.

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