Landscape and village of Falaën

A Condroz village, Falaën extends out onto both sides of a valley joining the Molignée, a tributary of the Meuse.

The undulating landscape typical of Condroz is marked by the church bell and three towers of the château farm.

Characterized by dense housing in limestone rubble masonry dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, the traditional village centre branches out into a network of roads and streets from the church square along two routes, with the main one heading in a north-south direction.

The remains found at the Montaigle site reveal a human presence in Falaën since the Neolithic era. In the early Middle Ages, rural life was largely dominated by working the land and farming. We can also find traces of activities involving water. From the 11th century, the waters of Floyon drove the Hayettes mill. The imposing château farm dominated the village, as it still does today.

 

In practice

Paysage et silhouette villageoise de Falaën

5522 Falaën

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