Tunnel and channel of Bernistap (15 km of marked walks)


During the Dutch occupation, a very far-reaching building site got set up some kilometers away from Tavigny, in the village of Bernistap (in the direction of Buret-Hachiville). Its aim was to link the Meuse river to the Mosel by a long canal in order to enable the transport of goods by boat. When Belgium proclaimed its independence in 1830, the Dutch went away... with their capital. And so, the works were over. And all the more since the easiness of transport by the roads and railways did not justify the building of the chanel anymore. This Building site left us a high-value historical site. The tunnel of the canal (2528 meters and 60 meters under the ridge), the sink, the canal and the surroundings have been classed in 1988.

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