Association
MBVW
House
of Urbanism
Logo Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie
See the map
Logo Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie
Séchoir à chardons à Soiron

Séchoir à chardons à Soiron © Yoshimura

In the immediate vicinity of the castle, the vast dimensions of this imposing 17th and 18th century farmhouse, set in the heart of the village, are a reminder of the power and wealth of the squire, the holder of local power.

The complex comprises three wings arranged in a U-shape around a courtyard.

Around 1836, the adjoining barn was extended by a brick thistle dryer, a testimony to the intense wool industry in the region.

Brushes filled with thistles were used in the textile industry during the woolening process, designed to bring out the soft down of the cloth.

The many slits in the masonry ensured a good air circulation to facilitate the drying of the thistles.

For more information, see our heritage sheet.

Practical information

SÉCHOIR À CHARDONS

Soiron-centre, 48 – 4861 Soiron

MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE HERVE

Place de la gare, 1 – 4650 Herve
+32(0)87/69 31 70

www.paysdeherve.be 

ADMINISTRATION COMMUNALE DE PEPINSTER 

Rue Neuve, 35 – 4860 Pepinster

+32(0)87/46 83 00

www.pepinster.be

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.