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Amayt's heritage

through a Totemus hunt

The “Sanctaventure” treasure hunt is now available on Totemus, a free application giving access to 135 treasure hunts in Belgium. Solve riddles to find out where the Totem is hidden in each destination. Discover Amayt’s heritage with this new Totemus hunt!


a 100% free application!

Before embarking on your adventure, download the free Totemus app. You’ll find a range of walks for all levels. In Terres-de-Meuse, there are currently 3 walks, one in Huy, one in Modave (a circuit to be completed by car), and one in Meeffe (Wasseiges).


in search of Sainte-Ode's staff

Amay, it’s Merovingian Chrodoara who needs you: follow her! Stroll through the historic heart, the sanctuary of Chrodoara, which has changed in 1400 years! You won’t miss out on other little-known attractions of the amaytoise city: its industrial past and its natural heritage… A rich and varied walk that includes the Gravel Pit nature reserve, a mecca for biodiversity.

Download the app for free in Google Play or the App Store and follow the directions, and off you go!”

Amaytoise’s heritage is diverse. Indeed, the arrival of the Merovingian princess in the 6th century led to the development of a sanctuary. Her contemporaries left us her sarcophagus, the quality of whose drawings and state of preservation make it unique! A few centuries after his death, a chapter of canons grew up around the sanctuary, marking the configuration of Amay’s historic heart, with its collegiate church, canons’ houses, winding streets and staircases. Yet today, this historic heart is little-known. As you move away from the center, you pass houses that bear witness to the industrial era. This was a flourishing time for Amay, with the development of quarries, ceramics renowned as far afield as South America, and the expertise of Amayt brickmakers, who enjoyed such renown that they were called upon to work as far away as Russia! The hunt also takes the player to a recent gravel extraction site, in operation from 1966 to 2006. Every era has its priorities: once the operation was completed, this site was planted to encourage biodiversity around the body of water left by the gravel pit: in 2023, the site was granted nature reserve status.


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