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In the heart of the vast forest of the provincial domain, a small relief with a door hides… an old-fashioned freezer… In this vast cavity of 80m3 dug around 1860 and restored in 1973, ice cut with a saw on the neighbouring pond was stored during the winter. Thanks to a number of tricks (three doors facing north, careful mineral insulation (bricks, stones, earth, charcoal, sand, natural slates), protection by the shade of trees), the ice was kept there for a long time. The inhabitants and villagers benefited from it all year round, for various uses, especially food preservation. From now on, it is the pipistrelle bats that take advantage of the icehouse for their hibernation!

For more information, see our heritage sheet.

Practical information

ABBAYE DE LA RAMÉE

Rue de l’Abbaye 19 – 1370 Jodoigne
+32(0)10 /23 71 71

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.