Old mill and Trou des Fées in Chassepierre
An old mill and ancient galleries dug into the limestone rock as a place of residence for magical beings...
Chassepierre is also the name of the small stream in the centre of the village, which was vaulted in the 19th century. In the past, the water from the Chassepierre provided the driving force for the mills and fed the wash houses located along the slopes of the village.
Thus, an old mill was established between the presbytery and the church. Unfortunately demolished in 1980, it nevertheless allowed the discovery of the remains of a much older occupation of the site and its geological origin, nicely named the “Hole of the Fairies”: a network of galleries dug by men in the limestone rock (cron) which extends to reach the cellars of the presbytery and forms a mysterious network, attributed, perhaps, to the place of residence of magical beings…
For more information, see our heritage sheet.
TROU DES FÉES
Rue de la Semois, 1 – 6824 Florenville
MAISON DU TOURISME DE GAUME
Rue des Grasses-Oies, 2B – 6760 Virton
+32(0)63/57 89 04
SYNDICAT D’INITIATIVE DE FLORENVILLE SUR SEMOIS
Esplanade du Panorama, 1 – 6820 Florenville
+32 (0)61 31 12 29
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.