to Namur. SAMSON. 30. Route. 271
mother of Pepin of Héristal. The church contains the Renaissance
reliquary of St. Begga, and a wonder-working marble tablet of the
saint. Fine view from Mount Calvary.
Srram Tramways run from Andenne to the W. via (3 M.) Sclayn to
(1 M.) Samson (see below); to the N.E. via (4 M.) Gives to (8 M.) Huy (p. 269);
to the N.W. via (8 M.) Forville (p. 224) to (12'/2 M.) Eghezée (p. 237); and
to the S. via (7 M.) Oey (p. 233) to (10 M.) Sorée (889 ft.).
Tunnel. — 29 M. Sclaigneauz is noted for the curiously jagged
character of the red oolitic cliffs. A handsome bridge crosses the
Meuse to Sclayn (Hétel des Etrangers; Hotel-Café de la Renais-
sance), a beautifully situated village frequented as a summer-
resort, with a quaint old Romanesque church. — At(30 M.) Naméche,
another pleasant village in the midst of fruit-trees, the river is
crossed by an iron bridge. On the opposite bank, in the valley of the
Grand-Pré and almost hidden from the railway, lies Samson (Hotel
Suisse), a village at the foot of a picturesque cliff of white lime-
stone. Above Samson are a modern chateau and the ruins of a castle
believed to date from the 12thcent. and destroyed in 1691. — Steam-
tramway to Andenne, see above.
A pleasant walk leads from Samson to the S., via Goyet (with pre-
historic caves; footpath via Haltinne to Andenne) and the beautifully
situated chateau of Faulr, to (Al/2 M.) the scanty ruins of the famous
Abbey of Grand-Pré, destroyed during the French Revolution. — In the
lateral valley above Faulx lies the well-preserved chateau of Arville.
On the left rises the chateau of Moinil; then that of Brumagne,
the property of Baron de Woelmont.
32 M. Marche-les-Dames (Hotel Bellevue, R. 21/4, B. 3/4, D, 24/5,
pens. 6 fr.), adjoining which are the iron-works of Enouf. The
modern chateau of the Prince d’Arenberg, with its gardens, amidst
the trees on the rocky slope, is named after an abbey founded (in a
side-valley) in 1101 by 139 noble ladies, the widows of Crusaders
who had accompanied Godfrey de Bouillon to the Holy Land. A
pleasant walk on the left bank, affording fine views of the river
and the rocks of Samson, leads hence to Sclaigneaux (see above).
On the left rise the huge cliffs of Lives. We next pass a number
of lofty conical cliffs; then, on the right (341/) M.), appear the mas-
sive rocks of the Grands Malades, so-called from a hospital for
lepers, situated here in the middle ages.
371/, M. Namur, see p. 221.
31. From Liége to Aix-la-Chapelle.
85 M. Rartway in 1-21/,hrs. (fares 5 fr. 60, 4 fr. 20, 2 fr. 90c.). In
the reverse direction: express from Aix-la-Chapelle to Liege 4 # 60,
3 M AO pf.; from Cologne to Liége 10 M 90, 7 # 20, 4 # 85 pf.; from
Cologne to Brussels 19 # 20, 12 . 80, 7 # 80 pf. (The German mark,
worth 1s. Engl., is divided into 100 pfennigs.) Between Verviers and Aix-
la-Chapelle (and Cologne) several of the express trains have first-class
carriages only. — Luggage is examined at Herbesthal, the Prussian frontier-
station; in the reverse direction at Verviers. Passengers by the North,
the Vienna (Ostend), and the Carlsbad (Ostend) expresses have their luggage
examined at Welkenraedt (p. 275).
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