Land of Herve
Does the Church or the marketplace dominate the hill? or would it be the town hall? The cobbelstones won't make you trip, but won't give you a definite answer...
Place de la Halle is an open book detailing the styles of architecture that marked the last few centuries. In different forms, the most representative elements are brick with whitened linestone outlining the doors and windows, floors and angles. The roofs are lined with their decorative slates. One of the centers of attraction of the village is the town hall rebuilt in the late 19th century, while inspired by historic architectural styles, it is still regarded as a new element, namely the pepperpot tower.
Given the commercial nature of village activities, few barns are line the central sqare. The homes overlooking its surroundings, are simple or elegant. The ensemble is harmonious despite the diversity of styles. At the corner of the church, the porch and the defensive tower, ruins of the castle and farm built in 1635. A few hundred steps from the village, amidst groves and orchards, surrounded here and there with remaining hedgerows, you will discover the Crawhez castle and the Castle farm of Aguesse that will lead your to the old railwayline, today reserved for pedistrians and biclycles.
© Photographies: 9,15 Gérard Michel / 1-3,5-7,10-11,13-14,16-17 Mark Rossignol / 4, 8,12 François Delfosse