Point of interest Baelen - The Gileppe lake - Photo

The Gileppe lake

Description

This impressive dam was inaugurated at the end of the 19th century and was created at the request of the lainers of the Verviers basin. The dam is fed by the Gileppe and the Louba rivers. It constitutes a drinking water reserve of 26 million m³ for the region.

The site has two emblematic buildings.
The 13.5 metres high Lion standing on the dam is looking east and is the creation of the sculptor Félix-Antoine Bouré.
The panoramic tower is almost 78 metres high and is entirely made of glass at the top. It offers an unforgettable view of the site and the surrounding region. At this level you get to enjoy a cosy brasserie-restaurant. Finally, a permanent exhibition recounts the history of the dam at the foot of the tower

Photos

The Gileppe lake can be discovered in the following trails...
Trail Car Spa - An escape close to home ! - Photo
Car
PRO

Car

Spa, Wallonia, Liège, Belgium
123 km | 152 km-effort
Unknown
Yes
Trail Walking Jalhay - Chemin des Sources |stage n°6 JALHAY - LA GILEPPE - JEHANSTER - Photo
Walking
PRO

Walking

Difficult
(2)
Jalhay, Wallonia, Liège, Belgium
14.3 km | 17.4 km-effort
3h 56min
No
Trail Walking Spa - Chemin des Sources | Full itinerary - Photo
Walking
PRO

Walking

Very difficult
Spa, Wallonia, Liège, Belgium
161 km | 212 km-effort
48h 15min
Yes

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Positioning

Country:
Belgium
Region :
Wallonia
Department/Province :
Liège
Municipality :
Baelen
Location:
Unknown
Creation date :
21/03/2023 15:43
Updated on
16/05/2023 13:40

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