The town of Donceel has three of its villages along the Yerne, a tributary of the Geer. It is composed of four farming villages which have now become residential: Donceel, Haneffe, Limont and Jeneffe. Each village is focused around its church and along the road with a considerable number of courtyard farms. The majority of the inhabited areas are from parishes formed in the Middle Ages, although some evidence indicates the oldest ones date back to prehistory as well as the Roman and Franks era.
Above Donceel and its château, the medieval church dedicated to St. Cyr and the abbey farm of St. James look out.


Haneffe stands out with its fortified house which overlooks its village. It forms the church and presbytery, the remains of a Templars commandery and other farm buildings, a breathtakingly beautiful architectural ensemble.

Limont village is the same type of small agglomeration where the roads all converge on the main square and the church of St. Martin, with its walled cemetery. Opposite you will find the ruins of the keep and the manor house which was renovated in the 17th century.

Jeneffe is, for its part, far out compared to the villages in the Yerne valley. Its numerous, imposing enclosed courtyard farms perpetuate the farming tradition of the village.