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Bâtisses à pans de bois Mirwart

Mirwart © Rita photographie

In the past, many buildings were built in “pan-de-bois”, but today they have almost disappeared from Wallonia. Mirwart still has a few examples of this old construction technique, which was used because it was quicker and cheaper to build.

On the village square, two modest 19th century buildings proudly preserve their timber framing, despite some alterations. The small farm on the left houses a dwelling accompanied by a stable and a barn.

Originally, the wooden panels were filled with cob, a mixture of earth and straw, but over time this was replaced by brick.

The house rests on a stone base, which plays an essential role in protecting the panelled structure from rising damp.

For more information, see our heritage sheet.

 

 

Practical information

MAISONS A PANS DE BOIS

Place communale, 19-21 – 6870 Mirwart

MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE SAINT-HUBERT

Place du marché, 15 – 6870 Saint-Hubert

+32(0)61/61 30 10

www.saint-hubert-tourisme.be 

ROYAL SYNDICAT D’INITIATIVE DE SAINT-HUBERT

Place du marché, 15 – 6870 Saint-Hubert

+32(0)61/61 30 10 

www.rsisainthubert.wixsite.com/evenements 

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The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 31 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.