258 Route 27. TILEF. From Liége
connected with the iron industry are admitted, on previous written
application to the manager, on Tues. and Frid. at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A building which was formerly a summer-palace of the Prince-Bishops
(48th cent.), immediately below the suspension-bridge, now forms the en-
trance to the establishment, It contains the residence of the manager
and the archives and library of the works. The establishment cove
area of 363 acres, 101 of which are occupied by workshops and offices.
The society employs about 40-11,000 workmen. The first locomotive engine
on the Continent was built at Seraing (1835). The establishment comprises
every branch of industry connected with the manufacture of iron, such
as coal-mines, blast-furnaces, steel and iron foundries, engine - factories,
boiler - factories, bridge construction, a cannon- foundry, the construction
of armour-plated turrets, and ship-building (at Hoboken, p. 204)
In the vicinity of Seraing (up the river) are the extensive
coal-mines and blast-furnaces of the Espérance company; and farther
distant, the glass- works of Val- St- Lambert, also established by
John Cockerill, in a suppressed Cistercian Abbey, one of the largest
manufactories of the kind in Europe, employing about 5000 workmen,
Steam-tramway to Clavier, see p. 270.
27, From Liége to Jemelle (Luxembourg) vid Rivage.
AAl/g M. Rattway (Ligne de V Ourthe) in 2-21/2 hrs. (fares 6 fr. 80, 4 fr. 60,
Qfr. 7D c.). The trains start from the Station des Guillemins.
Litge, see p. 245. — The train follows the Verviers line (p. 272)
as far as (21/) M.) Angleur, where it turns to the S. into the beautiful
valley of the Ourthe, which intersects the Belgian Ardennes in num-
erous windings from N. to S. This valley is attractive for walking
and cycling tours. On the slope to the left, at the entrance to the
narrower part of the valley, which is called the ‘Streupas’ (pas étroit),
stands the chateau of Beau-Fraipont, with its massive square tower.
The train then passes the foot of an eminence crowned with the
turreted chateau of Colonstére. On the opposite (right) bank is the
chateau of Ancre.
6 M. Tilff (245 ft.; Hotel de VAmirauté; Hot. du Casino), a large
village prettily situated on the right bank of the stream, is much
resorted to in summer by the citizens of Liége. About 3/4 M. below
it is the Villa Sainval (p. 272). About 1/2 M. above Tilff, high
above the road, is the entrance to a limestone cavern (adm. 2 fr.;
guide atthe adjoining cabaret). On the height above it is the chateau
of Brialmont. 3
The train then passes the chateau of Monceau, crosses the river,
traverses some rock-cuttings and a tunnel, and reaches (40 M.)
Esneux (290 ft.; “Hot. de Litge, R. 24/2-3, D. 3, pens. 6-8 fr., Hot.
Cobus, pens. 5-6 fr., both above, near the church; Hot. du Pont,
Bellevue, both in the lower part of the village), strikingly situated
on and at the foot of a lofty and narrow rocky isthmus, washed on
both sides by the river, which here forms a bend about 3 M., in length.
The lower part of the village is connected with the upper by a long
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