This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: Parc national de la Vallée de la Semois
Built near the "Passage of the Boat", the Cordemois Bridge building was designed in 1930 by the architect Henri Vaes at the request of the Abbey of Orval to serve the Abbey Notre-Dame de Clairefontaine, three kilometers away on a former property that takes its name from the bridge. Joining the river bans was not a new idea: in 1909 and 1910, Georges Hobé, architect and designer in Bouillon at the beginning of the last century, had developed two art projects, one of which was more specifically “Art Nouveau” (New Art). At the time, this project was miles away from the current work, which has a regional style due to its shape and slate cladding. Over the years, many artists have been inspired by its scenic beauty.
November 9, 2022
A great view. This bridge takes you up to the lookout point and campsite. The first spring sun bathed everything in a beautiful light.
April 2, 2022
At this location you can watch the 'Loop van de Semois'. In an original way, the entire river has been cut into a massive boulder.
The Semois, 190 km long, rises in Arlon and ends at Monthermé in the Meuse.
Nice to look at, but best not too long or twists can appear on your retina.
November 14, 2022
It would not be surprising if a knight suddenly appeared on his steed on the Cordemois bridge. Its architecture is very medieval and yet this neo-Gothic bridge was built in … 1935. This is one of the many crossings over the impetuous Semois. The schiststone slabs, which are still visible, will be used as a fording place for centuries. A place to muse about times long gone.
November 16, 2022
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!
Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.