Ardennes
Hierges
Interesting
Hierges The Essential
Interesting
Set in an undulating landscape, this little village is one of the most charming in the Ardennes. It retains some houses from the 17C and a 13C mill. The Croix du Duel in the square recalls a violent encounter here in 1579. Hierges lies around the ruins of its castle, originally 9C and rebuilt in the 16C, the seat of a baron owing fealty to the Prince-Bishop of Liège and the Duke of Bouillon. The fortress is mellowed by Mosane Renaissance influences: note the decorative brickwork of its towers.