Lessive

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Soon we will be arriving in Lessive. This charming village is typical of the area. The first water mill in the village (not open to the public), the embankment and dam were built in 1585.  Over the centuries, the mill often changed hands and even its business when it became a chemical fertiliser factory.
Because it was unprofitable, the factory was closed in 1969, and the was mill listed as a historic monument in 1991.
Lessive is also noteworthy as the site of the first antenna for satellite communication which was set up in 1971 (it was the RTT – former Belgian telecom – ground station). A number of essential criteria made this possible: the quality of the subsoil, the natural protection provided by the hilly landscape, the microclimate and the fact that this particular location is safe from interference waves. The antennae are definitely an eye-opener…

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Lessive can be discovered in the following trails...
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Maison du Tourisme Famenne - Ardenne Ourthe & Lesse

Randonnées de la Maison du Tourisme Famenne - Ardenne Ourthe & Lesse

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