C'est Sougné la coquette à flanc de vallée
Qui glane un oeil furtif sur les eaux en allées
C'est Remouchamps, la perle où la grotte lutine
Les flots du Rubicon et ses gorges mutines
The "Pearl of the Amblève" is its unique cave. It is also the land of "Gad'lis"-a local expression meaning land of goatherds.
Sougné has preserved a part of its past in its narrow streets and its stone houses.
The current church dates back to 1739, and its historical tower, to 1230.
Marcellin La Garde, songster from Amblève Valley and prolific author of legends is a native of Sougné.
A memorial representing the legend of the Passeur d'Eau is located in the municipal park across from the church.
Also across from the church is a children's playground. A monument commemorating the Franco-Austrian battle of 1794 sits atop the Redoute hillside.
From the point of view of Walter Fostier, one discovers Sougné and Remouchamps, as well as the meanders of Amblève. The Heid des Gattes wildlife reservation protects and shelters a fauna and flora that includes the famous Jovis Barba-a unique plant in Europe.
Remouchamps is located at the intersection of the roads to Banneux, Spa, Coo, and Aywaille.
It is there, at the foot of the Chantoirs valley, that you will find the entrance to the "Merveilles des merveilles" (Wonder of Wonders) cave, with its immense theaters formed by the Rubicon: the river flowing through it.
Its concretions, stalactites and stalagmites are formed by infiltrating water with a high calcium content.
It is divided into two levels:
- the upper level for the pedestrian tour;
- the lower level for Europe's longest subterranean boat tour.
The flow of the Rubicon is ordinarily between 500 and 600 m3, and the cave's temperature stays at a steady 8-10 degrees celcius.
Each year some 150,000 people visit the cave.
- Be sure not to miss the pedestrian and bicycle paths "Alder Path" linking Remouchamps and Aywaille along the Amblève.
- Walks from Sougné- Remouchamps ...