236 Route 22. BASTOGNE.
entering France or Luxembourg, is the junction of branch-lines to
Autel-Bas (p. 235), to Pétange (p. 287), and to Longwy (p. 235).
From Lisramoyt ro Gouvy, 3645 M., railway in 413/,-2 hrs,
(fares 5 fr. 60, 3 fr. 80, 2 fr. 25 c.). — The first stations are Berni-
mont, Wideumont, Morhet, and Sibret (1660 ft.).
18 M. Bastogne (1690 ft.; H6t. Collin, in the Grand’ Place,
R. 14/5, D. 24/5 fr.; Hot. du Commerce, at the N. station), Ger.
Bastnach, is an old town with 2000 inhabitants. The interesting
church, with a Romanesque tower and aisles of unequal length,
was added to in the 15th cent.; it contains some curious vaulting,
ancient mural paintings, and a statue of St. Christopher (
Bastogne is connected by light railways with Marloie (p 2
Martelange (p. 283); and a branch-railway runs, via Benonchamj
ach, Schleif, and Winseler to Wiltz (p. 232), and through the idyllic valley
of the Wiltz vid Merckholtz (p. 232) to Kaulenbach (1712 M.; see p. 282).
From (25 M.) Bourcy a light railway plies through one of the
prettiest parts of the Ardennes to (7!/5 M.) Houffalize (1080 ft. :
“Hot. des Postes et du Luxembourg, 40 R. at 2-5, B. 1, D. 3, pens.
6-9 fr.; Hot. del’ Ourthe, 25 R. at 2-3, B. 3/4, D. 21/5, pens. 6-8 fr. ),
the capital of the upper valley of the Ourthe, a finely situated
summer-resort, with 1600 inhab., a ruined castle, and picturesque
walks. — 28 M. Tavigny. — 3614/5 M. Gouvy, see p. 263.
23. From Brussels to Liége vid Louvain.
61/2 M. Rarzway in 11/2-81/, hrs. (fares 9 fr. 40, 6 fr. 40, 3 fr. 75 c.).
Saloon-trains (p. xix) ply on this route. — In the reverse direction this
route is traversed, as far as Lou n, by expresses from e to Antwerp;
passengers not in a through-carriage for Antwerp have usually to change
carriages at Louvain.
The train starts from the Station dw Nord, and traverses an
agricultural district. At (2 M.) Schaerbeek the Antwerp line diverges
(p. 158). 31/2 M. Haren-Sud (comp. p. 158).—5M. Dieghem, noted
as a pilgrimage-resort and for its Haster fair; steam-tramway to
Haecht (p. 163) and to Schaerbeek (Brussels). — 6 M. Saventhem,
the parish-church of which contains an excellent early work by
Van Dyck, representing St. Martin dividing his cloak. — 91/) M.
Cortenberg ; 13 M. Velthem. To the left, near (15 M.) Herent, is the
large church of the former abbey of Vlierbeek.
18M. Louvain, see p. 238.
Branonw Raitway (traversed by express-trains) hence to the N. to
(5'/2 M.) Rotselaer (with the old tower of Terheiden rising from the centre
of a pond in the neighbourhood) and (10 M.) Aerschot, a station on the
Antwerp and Aix-la-Chapelle line (p. 208), and thence via Westmeerbeek
(p. 163) and Worderwyck-Morckhoven to (241/2M.) Herenthals, on the Turnhout
and Tilburg line (p. 204). — Steam-tramways from Louvain, see p. 243.
From Louvain to Charleroi, see R. 25.
From Louvain to Malines (Antwerp), see p. 163.
Beyond Louyain the abbey of Pare (p. 248) is seen on the right.
24 M. Corbeek-Loo ; 25 M. Vertryck.
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