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Country walk/hiking

Roctiers d'Allain Walk

Roctiers d'Allain Walk
© Maison du Tourisme du Tournaisis

In the valley of the Escaut you can find a lot of limestone. Allain has well preserved the numerous remains of its exploitations.

The walk takes you along to the lime kilns and the stone quarries with exceptional names: "Marousse", "Madelon" and "l'Orient" next to a nature reserve. Along the towpaths you will discover numerous houses in limed rubble stones, that have been beautifully renovated by young entrepreneurs. In the village you will remark many curbs: Allein is called "the small Tournai Provence" because of its streets and alleys with capricious turns.

Info: Tournai Tourist Office: Place Paul-Emile Janson, 1- 7500 Tournai.

Departure: Carrière de l'Orient in Tournai.

Length of the trail: 2 km.
Duration: 1 heures.


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