||ANSEREMME. 20. Route. 229
Sept. ist he received Napoleon's letter. — The left arm at the cross-roads
(see p. 228), leading to Glaire, brings us in a few minutes to the chateau
of Bellevue, where on the morning of Sept. 2nd the capitulation was signed
I ; von Moltke and General de Wimpffen, and where a little later
yetween King William of Prussia and Napoleon III. took place.
continue to follow the road to Sedan we have a survey of the
istrict beyond the Meuse to the N.E., which was the scene of
ations of the N. wing of the French army, and of the desperate
charges of the French cavalry at Floing. ‘All the N. heights were occupied
by the Prussians on the evening of Sept. ist, while the Prussian guards,
forming part of the army of the Meuse, advanced from the N.E.
Sedan lies about 11/2 M. from the c oss-roads near Bellevue. We enter
the town through the suburb of Torcy (tramway, see P. 228), where the
d farther to the S.E.) stood before 1870, cross the
dan. Thence, turning to the right (S.E.; tramway
verse the suburb of Balan to (°/s hr.) Bazeilles, the
possession of which was obstinately contested for six hours on the day
of the battle. At the N. end of the villag is the small tavern ‘A la
Derniére Cartouche’, which was the only e in the village that es-
caped the flames, and now contains a ‘Musée’ of relics connected with
the battle (gratuity). A pyramid in the adjoining cemetery marks the
common grave of more than 9000 French and German soldiers. The rail-
way-station of Bazeilles is at the S. end of the village, 1/2 M. farther on.
n (now remov
Meuse, and reach !
in 1/4 hr.), we tr
90. From Dinant to Jemelle. Han-sur-Lesse.
in 11/; hr. (fares 3 fr. 60, 2 fr. 40, 4 fr. 40 c.). In summer
) run from Gendron and Ardenne via Jemelle to Brussels
— The most picturesque part of the line is between
23 M. Ralnway
Dinant and Houyet.
Dinant, see p. 226. The railway ascends the left bank of the
, and crosses it by means of a long viaduct.
13/4 M. Anseremme (315 ft.; Gr.-H6t. Delbrasinne, 75 R. at 2-5,
B. 1, déj. 2, D. 24/2, pens. 6-8 fr., good; Hot. des Artistes, pens.
5 fr.), a pretty vill surmounted by overhanging cliffs, near the
mouth of the Lesse, up the finely wooded valley of which the railway
runs. Striking cliff-formations.
To the left, beyond the first tunnel, is the chateau of Lesse. —
5 M. Walsin, near which, romantically situated on a precipitous
cliff, is the castle of Walzin (13th cent.), once the property of the
De la Marck family, now of M. Brugmann.
From the mill near the station we may ferry to the right bank (80 c.)
and thence, passing the chateau of Lesse, return to Anseremme by a rough
footpath over the hills. — A picturesque road leads to the S.W. from the
station to tbe (3 M.) village of Falmignoul (655 ft.), whence the highroad
(fine views), running high above the rocky valley of the Meuse, with the
chateau of Freyr (p- 227) on the left, descends to Anseremme in 4 hr. —
Upstream from Walzin we may follow a rough footpath to (2'/2 M.) Chdleux,
near which are the curious Aiguilles de Chdleux and the Trou de Chaleuz,
in which prehistoric relics have been discovered. From Chaleux we may
ferry to the right bank in order to ascend to Furfooz (see below).
To the left, a little farther up, on a lofty crag, rises the tower
of Cavrenne. — 6M. Gendron - Celles (café at the station) is the
station for Furfooz and Celles.
Furfoor (670 ft.) lies on a hill commanding a fine retrospect of the
valley. Near it are the prehistoric grottoes Trow des Nutons, Trou du