YVOIR. 19. Route. 225
Jambes - Nord (comp. p. 233). 5 M. Dave-Nord (H6tel du Nord),
with an ancient chateau and park belonging to the Duke of Fernan-
Nufiez (adm. on application to the head- gardener), near which
rises the huge and precipitous Rocher de Neviuu. On the opposite
t) bank is Wépion (Hot. Delvigne-Wester; Péle-Nord),
The train passes below the cliffs of (7 M.) Tailfer and the rocks of
Fréne, the caverns in which are traditionally inhabited by gnomes.
Beyond a tunnel we reach (81/9 M.) Lustin (Hétel du Midi), which
is connected by an iron bridge with Profondeville (steam-tramway
to Na see p. 224) and aoe marble quarries on the left bank.
The village of Lustin (835 ft.) lies 11/, M. to the E. Farther on,
on the left bank, appear snc and Rivitre, with a chateau. On
the right bank, by the railway, is the rock Frappe-Cul, with the
cavern of Chauveau. — 4101/5 M. Godinne (Hot. Central; Hét. des
Etrangers). On the other side of the river is Rouillon, with the
chateau of Hestroy. The numerous towers of the well-preserved
astle of Bioul (16th cent.) rise 3 M. to the W. Above Rouillon rises
a precipitous tuffstone-rock, named La Roche aux Corneilles (‘Roche
aux Chauwes’ in the patois of the district), from the flocks of jack-
daws which generally hover round it. Then, also on the left bank,
the chateau of Hun, with a park. On the ridge stands a new chateau.
A tunnel carries the line through the Rocher de ae
1421/5 M. Yvoir (290 ft.; Hétel des Touristes, R. 2, D. 2, pens.
5 fr.; Hét. de Bruxelles, R. 2-23/2, D. 2, pens. 5-5! tr) ), at the influx
of the Bocq, is connected by means of a handsome brid ge with the
left bank (H6t. de la Roche). In the vicinity are extensive marble
quarries. — In the W. lateral valley of the Molignée are several
chateaux and a foundry occupying the site of the Cistercian nun-
nery of Moulins (founded 1231). — About 3M. to the S.W. are the
ruins of Montaigle (p. 221).
From Yvoir branch-rail
y ascends along the S. side of the somewhat
inaccessible ey of the Bocg to (12 M.) Ciney (see p. 233). The chief
intermec¢ s (6 M.) Spontin (630 ft.; Cheval Blane), with a mineral
spring, an ates Bike church, anda ehatean of the 13-47th cent., formerly
in the possession of the Beaufort- Spontin family. From the Bocq valley
er is carr to the suburbs of Brussels by an aqueduct 55 M. in length.
The railway crosses the Meuse, quitting the right bank. On the
left bank is Anhée (Hot. des Sports, R. 2, D. 2, pens. 44/5 fr.), where
the line to Tamines (p. 224) diverges. A little farther up is the
chateau of Senenne, with a hotel-pension. On the right bank are
the ruins of the fortress of Poilvache, on a lofty rock, destroyed by
the French in 1554 (adm. 50 c.). Somewhat higher up are the ruins
of the Tour de Montorgueil. Picturesquely situated at the foot of
Poilvache is the village of Houw, with a chateau of Count de Lévig-
nan. — Farther on we pass Bouv ignes (HOt. des Bains, R. 2, D. 2,
pens. 5 fr.), one of the most venerable towns in the district, "whic h
was forme aly engaged in constant feuds with Dinant, but ia now
dwindled to a mere village. A romantic story attaches to the old
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