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Urban architecture

From ancient medieval towns to rural villages and majestic architectural ensembles, come and discover the urban architecture of Terres-de-Meuse.


The city of Huy is one of the few towns to have preserved, in its urban planning and architecture, the traces of its medieval past.

The “grand place” with its many streets that meet is the current urban center and former economic hub. The collegiale at the foot of the site of the former castle, replaced by a military fort in Dutch times, is the religious and historical center, for it was from here that the ancient town developed along the Hoyoux.

As a cloth-making and metallurgical center, Huy also produced quite a few works of art, a large proportion of which have been preserved in a particularly rich communal museum. In addition the treasure of the Collegiate Church offers visitors a series of major works of Mosan goldsmithery (12th-13th century).


At the center of Amay stands one of the most interesting religious monuments: the collégiale (1089). It is characterized by a long nave extended by the imposing mass of an avant-corps composed of three majestic towers topped by pointed bell towers.

It is in this religious complex, where it was discovered in 1977, that we can admire the sarcophagus of sancta Chrodoara, a veritable masterpiece of Merovingian art, recognized internationally.

In the former cloister of the collegiate church, a archeology museum has been set up, one of the highlights of which is this magnificent permanent exhibition Mosa Nostra, which presents the Merovingian Meuse from Verdun to Maastricht. Around the collegiate church, the medieval alleyways add to the charm of the locality.

Hannut and Waremme

Liégeoise for the former, Brabant for the latter, these two towns had an important history as the economic center of Hesbaye.

While much of their ancient heritage has disappeared, their houses cluster around their grand-places in pleasant surroundings and still retain the charm of 19th-century rural market towns. True gateways from the Flemish region to Wallonia and the Ardennes, Waremme and Hannut are two warm and dynamic welcome centers.

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