to Luxembourg. TROIS-VIERGES. 28. Route. 263
Hourt. — 43 M. Vielsalm (inn), at some distance from the village
(1204 ft.; H6t. Bellevue, good) of that name; large slate-quarries
in the environs. Steam-tramway to (91/9 M.) Lierneuz, the seat of a
lunatic colony, on the Gheel principle (see p. 241), for the Walloon
districts of Belgium. — Farther on, to the right, near (44 M.) Salm-
Chateau, is the ruined castle of Salm, the ancestral seat of the prince-
ly fami ly of that name.
The line now quits the valley of the Salm, passes (AT), M.)
Bovigny (4480 ft.), and beyond (511/. M.) Gouvy, Germ. Geylich
(1530 ft.; Belgian ‘custom- house) crosses the infant Ourthe (which
rises close to this point) and the watershed between the Meuse
and Moselle, which is at the same time the Luxembourg frontier.
Branch-line to Libramont, see p. 236. A diligence runs daily from
Gouyy to (101/, M.) Hou/ffalize (p. 236).
The train descends through the rocky valley of the Wolz, cutting
off the windings of the stream by two short tunnels. — 56 M.
Trois-Vierges, Ger. Ulflingen, vulgo Ulven (Hotel Wieser, at the
railway-station ; EOL Restaurant, very fair), the frontier-station
of Luxembourg (p. 284). The French name is derived from the
legendary conversion of the three Fates into the Christian virtues
of Faith, Hope, and Charity, personified as the daughters of
St. Sophia. The parish-church formerly belonged to a Franciscan
A branch-line rung from Trois-Vierges, vid Wilwerdingen, Lengeler,
Burgreuland (with a ruined castle), and Lommersweiler, to (18/2 M. ) St. Vith,
connecting with the Malmedy and Aix-la-Chapelle and Gerolstein line.
29. From Liége to Maastricht.
2 M. Sas in 1!/, hr.; trains start from the Station de Longdoz
40, 1 fr. 80, 1 fr. 20c.). — Steamer, see p. 247.
Travellers to Maas tricht who intend to return to Liege should leave
the bulk of their luggage at Liége, in order to avoid the formalities of
the Dutch douane in going, and those of the Belgian in returning.
The train passes under the Chartreuse (p. 257), runs near the
right bank of the Meuse for a short distance, and reaches (3 M.)
Jupille (comp. p. 247), a small town of very ancient origin, with
6390 inhabitants. It was once a favourite residence of Pepin of
Héristal, who died here in 714, and it was often visited by Charle-
magne also. The train now quits the river, which makes a bend
towards the W. — 5 M. Wandre; 6 M. Cheratte.
8M. Argenteau (190 ft.; Hét. du Tourne- Bride, R. 2, B. 3/4,
D. 1/5-2 fr.) is connected by a tasteful bridge with Hermalle, a
straw-plaiting place on the opposite bank of the river. Above the
village rises an abrupt limestone rock, clothed with oak-plantations
and crowned with the modern chateau of Argenteau. The court of
the chateau is connected by means of a lofty bridge with another
precipitous rock, on which are remains of the old castle, destroyed
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