Avioth, a small village in the canton of Montmedy of 126 inhabitants, is located in the department of Meuse, a few miles of Belgium.
Avioth is a place of pilgrimage since the 12th century, when the miraculous discovery of a statue of the Virgin. A first Romanesque chapel was then built to house the miraculous statue. Later, the chapel was enlarged and from the mid 13th century, built a large Gothic church that became a basilica in 1993 by decision of Pope John Paul II.
The pilgrimage is currently experiencing a renewed influx. It takes place every July 16.