The place called "Bois del fiesse" in Charneux

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The place called "Bois del fiesse"

The origin of this name « Bois del fiesse » (Forest of the Fete) perhaps comes from the 13th century when there were tournaments involving the Knights of Bolland, Xhéneumont and Charneux or from further away such as Luxembourg, Liège or Franchimont. On this spot a large cross was erected in 1913 (height 15m ; altitude 269m at the base). It dominates the whole region and gives an exceptional panoramic view of the Pays de Herve. Near this cross can also be found a well-known observation turret of the Fort of Battice, named « MN 29 » which resisted the German assaults between 10 and 17 May 1940.