234 Route 22. ST, HUBERT. From Brussels
The train ascends the valley of the Lomme to (72!/) M.) For-
rieres. — 76 M. Grupont (815 ft. ; Hét. Masset),
A steam - tramway plies hence to (8!/2 M.) Wellin (820 ft.; Hét. de
PUnivers), at the junction of the road to Han-sur-Lesse (light railway,
see p. 231) and Pondréme (p. 234), via (13/, M.) Te?din (890 ft.) and (51/2 M.)
Resteigne (100 ft.). Near the last are entrenchments said to date from the
contests between Ambiorix and Cesar (comp. p. 434). From Wellin a light
railway runs to Graide (p, 231).
To the left, on a rocky buttress beyond Grupont, rises the strik-
ingly picturesque Chateau Mirwart, with its five towers.
From (82 M.) Poix-Saint-Hubert (1070 ft.; Hét. Guillaume) a
branch-railway runs in 20 min. to (41/5 M.) St. Hubert (1420 ft. ;
Hotel du Luxembourg, R. 2-2'/o, B. 3/4, D. 21/9, pens. 5-6 fr., very
fair; H6t. du Chemin-de-Fer), a town with 2500 inhab., which has
an old Benedictine abbey, founded in 687, now converted into a
reformatory. The Church, in the late-Gothic style, with double
aisles and interesting crypt, dates from the 16th cent. (facade and
towers erected in 1700). A chapel to the left of the choir contains
the modern cenotaph of St. Hubert (p. 248), adorned with bas-
reliefs by W. Geefs, and the choir itself has some fine wood-carvy-
ing. The forest of St. Hubert is one of the largest in Belgium.
Sr. Husert (d.727), the tutelary saint of sportsmen, was once a profligate
and impious prince, who did not scruple to indulge in the pleasures of
the chase even on the solemn fast-days appointed by the Church. While
thus irreverently engaged on the holy fast of Good Friday he suddenly
beheld the miraculous apparition of a stag with a cross growing out of
its forehead between its antlers. Thus warned by Heaven of the danger
of adhering to his sinful courses, he at once desisted from the hunt, vol-
untarily relinquished all the honours and advantages of his noble rank,
and determined thenceforth to devote himself to a life of piety and self-
abnegation. He accordingly presented the whole of his fortune to the
Church, became a monk, and founded the abbey and church which are
still called by his name. The holy man is said to have enjoyed miracu-
lous powers during his life-time, and long after his death numerous mir-
acles were wrought by means of his relics. A chapel at the farm of La
Conversarie, 5/2 M. to the N.E. of St. Hubert, on the road to Laroche, was
erected in 1904 at the expense of several noble families to mark the spot
of the saint’s conversion (key at the café to the right).
From Poix-St-Hubert a light railway runs to Pulisew? (p. 231).
841/oM. Hatrival. —90!/p M. Libramont (1598 ft.; Hotel Duroy),
on the watershed between the Lesse and the Semois, is the junction
for lines to Bertrix and Virton, and to Bastogne and Gouvy, see
pp. 235, 236.
96M. Longlier, station for Neu/chateau (4400 ft.; Hot. des Postes),
a little town, which lies 3/, M. to the right. — 101 M. Lavaua ;
1031/9 M. Mellier. — From (106 M.) Marbehan (H6t.Cornet) a branch-
line diverges to Ste. Marie, Croix-Rouge, Busenol, Ethe (steam-tram-
way to Arlon, see below), and (16 M.) Virton-Saint-Mard (see p. 235).
1031/p M. Houdemont; 1101/2 M. Habay; 114 M. Fouches.
119'/, M. Arlon, Flem. Aarlen (1365 ft.; H6t. du Nord, Rue
des Faubourgs, R. from 2, D. 2 fr., good; HOt. Central, in the
market-place; Rail. Restawrant), a prosperous town with 11,300 in-
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