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The must-sees

  • Place Saint-Georges: Listed architectural site with a multitude of remarkable buildings – Exceptional Heritage of Wallonia
  • Saint-Georges Church (14th c.) A Gothic vessel resting against the wall and contributing to the defensive role of the fortress – Exceptional Heritage of Wallonia
  • The Arvô (17th c.): Former town hall and court of justice housing a tourist information office – Listed monument
  • Fountain of the Virgin: A stone pump topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary
  • The Drawbridge below: Formerly guarded by the feudal castle since the 15th century, Limbourg’s northern entrance once consisted of two towers, a moat and a drawbridge
  • Old ramparts: At the western point, the old ramparts and viewpoint remind us that in the 11th century, walls already surrounded the fortified town

 

Between art and history

To enter this fortress is an impressive achievement in itself, as the old stronghold was once considered impregnable. Capital of the former Duchy of Limburg, the village overlooks the Vesdre valley and blazes with beauty on its rocky plateau. The Gothic church of Saint-Georges is the first thing you will see in the middle of the hedgerows of the Pays de Herve and the emerging Ardennes. The church is part of a cultural heritage that takes visitors back to the Middle Ages. In front of it are the charming old houses, all squeezed together around a remarkable square covered with Vesdre pebbles. This preserved centre is classified as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia.

 

Other monuments add to this middle-aged heritage: the justice of the peace (Arvô), the ramparts, the fountain of the Virgin and the stone table. Vaulted alleyways intertwine with the houses and make you want to stay and enjoy the olden days and discover the splendid landscapes in the surrounding area. To finish off this jaunt in style, visit the Brasserie Saint-Georges, which offers a wide range of typical regional dishes as well as a menu of over 100 speciality beers. A rare pearl to be discovered.

 

Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Vesdre
Rue Xhavée, 61
4800 Verviers
Tél. : +32(0)87/78.79.99
Site web

 

Royal Syndicat d’Initiative de Limbourg
Place Saint-Georges, 30
4830 Limbourg
Tél. : +32(0) 494/ 59 55 91
Site web

 

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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.