Not far from the Gileppe Dam and Hertogenwald, the ancient stronghold of Limbourg arouses visitors’ curiosity through its singular layout. This country town has conserved all its historical charm and contains a remarkable architectural heritage. Saint-Georges Square, now classified as key heritage of Wallonia, wraps the visitor in an 18th-century atmosphere, as do the town’s picturesque side streets and Square made with cobbles from the Vesdre river.
The 15th-century Gothic Church of Saint-Georges (currently being restored) is another element of interest on the walk around the ramparts, which offer great views over the valley of the river Vesdre, the Herve plateau and the villages of Bilstain, Dolhain, Goé and Hévremont.
The Church of Saint-Lambert in the village of Goé is also remarkable for its 12th-century Romanesque baptismal font and its stained-glass windows. The old Town Hall, called “Arvô”, welcomes tourists. On the ground floor there is a history room and a model of Limbourg as it was in 1632, and top-line art exhibitions on the first floor (from May to September). Another great feature of Limbourg is its small restored houses covered in flowers, and signposted walks that give visitors the opportunity of discovering neighbouring hamlets.
A unique town, classified ‘Most Beautiful Village’ of Wallonia in spring 2016. A must-visit!