A figure symbolic of Braine-le-Château, known notably for having had a pillory erected there in 1521, Maximilien de Hornes, the chamberlain of Charles V, died there in 1542. In Saint Rémy Church you can admire his alabaster funeral statue, a unique piece surrounded by other curiosities of the region.
Dedicated to Saint Rémy who baptised Clovis, king of the Franks, at the end of the 5th century, this church became the setting for a treasure entrusted to it by the last nuns of Aywières fleeing the French Revolution...
The present edifice (1898), in Neo-Romanesque ogival style, incorporates the Gothic chapel of Notre Dame d'Ittre, which dates from 1590, in the northern side aisle. This already replaced the previous one, from 1351.