Springs. SPA. 32. Route. 279
des Artistes (to the right) and ascend it along the bank of the stream
to the (1/4 hr.) Route des Fontaines. Here we keep to the right
(the path on the left leads in 4/4 hr. to the Sauveniére, see p. 279).
We reach the Géronstire (see below) in 20 min. and thence descend
along the stream by the Promenade Meyerbeer, passing the (20 min.)
Barisart Spring (restaurant), to the (25 min.) Place Royale.
The Tour pes FonTarnss, or visit to the various springs in the
environs, is a favourite drive (fares, see p. 276); on foot it takes
about 21/4 hrs. From the Place Pierre-le-Grand pedestrians follow
the Rue du Marché and the Bouleyard des Anglais. At the (8 min.)
fork they keep to the right; and after crossing the Wayai they follow
the Boulevard Marie-Henriette to the left, through the village of
Préfayhay. Beyond the railway the Route du Tonnelet leads to the
left to the Tonnelet (250 ft. higher than the Pouhon), a spring now
less in vogue than formerly.
From the Tonnelet a road ascends to the S., via Le Neubois and
through forests of birch and pine, to the (20 min. ) Sauveniére (re-
staurant), situated 460 ft. above the Pouhon, on the road from Spa
to Francorchamps and Malmedy. Close to it is the Groesbeck spring,
surrounded with plantations (Promenade d’Orléans), where a mon-
ument was erected in 1787 (restored in 1842) to the Duchess of
Orleans. — About 21/, M. to the S.W. of the Sauveniére is the
Tour de Malchamps (1877 ft.), a tower, 40 ft. in height, command-
ing an extensive view. :
Opposite the Restaurant de la Sauveniére the wooded Route des
Fontaines leads at a right angle from the highroad, past the end of
the Promenade des Artistes (p. 278; on the right), to the (35 min.)
Géronstére (restaurant), situated 470 ft. higher than the Pouhon,
and reached also (21/5 M.) by a direct road from Spa. [Leaving the
Place Pierre-le-Grand by the church on the right, we pass the Hotel
de Flandre and ascend the Rue du Waux-Hall; about 100 yds. from
the railway, we observe, on the left, the former gambling-house of
Waus - Hall (14776), now an orphanage, beyond which the road is
called the Rue de la Géronstére.| The Géronstére Spring was for-
merly the most celebrated. Its properties were tested by Peter the
Great, whose physician extols them in a document still preserved
at Spa. Promenade Meyerbeer, see above. — The highroad leads
to the S. to the (7'/, M.) Waterfall of Coo (see p. 262).
Route des Fontaines leads to the N. from the Géronstére via
isart spring (see above; on the left) back to (2'/, M.) Spa.
tgIONS FROM Spa. — The Baraque Michel (2200 ft.; inn and view
tower), the highest point in Belgium, belonging to the Hohe Venn group on
Prussian frontier, may be reached on foot via Sart-lez-Spa (p. 280) or
asier) from Hockat (p. 280; to the Baraque, 4'/2M.). The panorama from
the tower on the Bolrange (2280 ft.; 13/, M. to the S.E. of the Baraque
Michel) 1est point of the group, on German soil, is more extensive.
; CADE oF Coo. This expedition may be made either by
railway to Trois-Ponts (p. 280), or by road (40 M.; carr., see p. 276). The
road leads past the Géronstére and ascends to the Plateau de Fagnes.
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