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Verviers

From soft gold to blue gold

At the heart of the Blue Ardennes, Verviers, the Walloon Capital of Water, has an industrial past in which “soft gold” (wool) and “blue gold” (water) were inextricably linked. This long history began centuries ago, when the quality of the water of the Vesdre, combined with the know-how of the artisans in Verviers, gave wool an unmatched feel.

This daughter of the Vesdre is now known as a water town, in no small part thanks to its new Fountain Route, a sparkling and bubbly circuit for children and grown-ups!

Verviers also stands out for its numerous tourist attractions. The new Chocolaterie Darcis takes you on a journey of discovery of chocolate, while the Wool and Fashion Tourist Centre and the House of Water (Maison de Bonvoisin) are part of this tourism heritage, along with the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, the Archaeology and Folklore Museum, etc.

Boasting an appealing cultural heritage Verviers presents a dynamic and new attractive face. The Spirit of 66 concerts, the shows held at the Cultural Centre and the numerous festivals that liven up the town centre and its surroundings (FiestaCity, Les Chocolateries, la Grande Brocante on Easter Monday, etc.) are always packed to the rafters. Tourists and locals will also be surprised at the number of famous people who have always been linked to the City of Wool: from the Taloche brochers to Steve Houben, as well as Henri Vieuxtemps, Guillaume Lekeu, René Hausman, Jean Vallée and Pierre Rapsat… What a fine international projection for Verviers!

Verviers has succeeded in becoming a “town in the countryside”, perfectly integrating wooded parks, pedestrian riverbanks, walks and cycle routes, businesses and restaurants.

So many reasons to spend some time in Verviers!

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Limbourg

A town that could be placed in a museum

Close to La Gileppe dam and the Hertogenwald, Limbourg offers itself up to the curiosity of visitors through its layout as a former stronghold. This town in the countryside has retained all the charm of a bygone age and a striking architectural heritage.

Upon arriving at Place Saint-Georges, now listed as a major Walloon heritage site, you will fall under the spell of the the 18th-century atmosphere, the picturesque alleyways and its square covered with stones from the Vesdre.

Furthermore, the 15th-century Gothic Saint George’s Church (currently being restored), adds to the interest of the walk that stretches along the ramparts and offers stunning views of the Vesdre valley, the Herve plateau and the villages of Bilstain, Dolhain, Goé and Hévremont. Saint Lambert’s Church in Goé also stands out for its 12th-century Romanesque baptismal font and its coloured stain-glass windows.

The former town hall, known as «Arvô», is open to tourists and presents a historic hall on the ground floor and a model of Limbourg in 1632, as well as superbes exhibitions of plastic arts (from May to September) on the first floor.

The town of Limbourg is also known for its well-restored houses, which are abundantly decorated with flowers, and its marked and laid-out walks, thanks to which visitors can discover the neighbouring hamlets.

A unique town worth visiting straight away!

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Baelen

At the gateway to the Fagne, between groves and forests Situated halfway between Limbourg and Eupen, the village of Baelen has existed for eleven centuries! Its

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Dison

Between city and countryside The remarkable sculpture by Catherine Fourniau, in the heart of Dison, modernises the pretty square of Saint Fiacre’s Church. Titled L’envol (“Taking

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Limbourg

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Dison

Between city and countryside

The remarkable sculpture by Catherine Fourniau, in the heart of Dison, modernises the pretty square of Saint Fiacre’s Church. Titled L’envol (“Taking flight”), this pink granite and bronze creation is intended to be a symbol of peace, harmony and freedom, beautiful values extolled by the people of Dison seeking revival and dynamism!

However, Dison is also the birthplace of the famous poet Adolphe Hardy, who received an award from the Académie française. Now a Museum-Foundation, the house in which he was born opens its doors to you and narrates the poet’s life through various paintings, mementos and household objects. It is a touching visit that sometimes includes exhibitions.

A wide range of walks are an opportunity for tourists and local residents alike to admire the natural resources and superb landscapes of the villages of Andrimont, Dison and Mont-Dison; the tranquillity of the latter is only disturbed by the popular fervour of its carnival, held every year on the third Saturday of January.

The village will not fail to charm you, particularly during its Music Festival, which over time has become a highly significant event for Dison.

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Baelen

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Dison

Between city and countryside The remarkable sculpture by Catherine Fourniau, in the heart of Dison, modernises the pretty square of Saint Fiacre’s Church. Titled L’envol (“Taking

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Limbourg

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Baelen

At the gateway to the Fagne, between groves and forests

Situated halfway between Limbourg and Eupen, the village of Baelen has existed for eleven centuries! Its name comes from the Celtic words bal (“on the bank”) and en (river), in reference to its location.

The villages of Baelen and Membach, situated on the borders of the Hertogenwald and the groves of the Herve, offer the image of a majestic landscape contrasting the orchards to the north, the vast Forest of the Dukes to the south and, right in the middle, a rural area full of character at the gateway to the Fagne.

Baelen’s architectural heritage stands out for Saint Paul’s Church and its twisted clock tower (clocher tors), a distinctive characteristic. Saint John the Baptist’s Church in Membach stands out due to its tower with a bulbous roof.

La Gileppe Dam, partly on Baelen-Membach territory, is undeniably a major tourist attraction. Its 78-metre-high panoramic tower houses an information centre and a fine brasserie restaurant. Today, La Gileppe Dam, its monumental lion and its lake attract visitors (tourists and locals) in search of walks, peace and quiet and nature!

It is also worth mentioning the superb natural heritage of Baelen-Membach. These landscapes can be discovered throughout the course of several marked routes, going through pretty hamlets and offering magnificent scenic views, or during a visit to the Arboretum nature park. The diversity of the landscapes give these hamlets their character: within a few kilometres, you go from the typical groves of the Herve area to green forest and finally end up in the Fagne.

It is something to be enjoyed (again) on foot or on a bike, alone or with the family!

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