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La Roche à l'appel

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Muno is a village whose origins date back thousands of years. The ancient annals describe the gift of the seigniorial estate of Muno to the St-Vanne abbey in Verdun.
The history of Muno is closely tied to this old bequest. Benedictine monks established a priory at Muno, from where they planned on managing their estates: land and forest. They asked for the protection of various feudal lords and finally the ecclesiastical seignory at Muno was ceded to the Jesuits in Liege at the beginning of the 17th century.
The latter regulated forestry rights and usages in order to meet their construction requirements in building their college in Liege. The residents reached the point of setting fire to their forest to show their opposition to the excessive forestry levies that were being imposed on them. The conifers planted to the south of the forest, occupy the areas previously burnt. After eliminating the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in the region, Muno rallied the county of Luxembourg.

The Jesuit priory still exists but it has now been turned into a farm. It looms over the south of the village.
This ancient commune, now joined with Florenville, comprises of two sections: Watrinsart and Lambermont, both located on the first cuesta ridge (on the Lorraine side). Along the road linking Watrinsart and Muno, there is a very beautiful view towards the village of Muno and the Ardennes forest.
Geology lovers can spend a very happy and instructive day in the immediate area around Muno. La Roche à l’Appel is at the centre of a geological park. It forms a very pleasant setting with the neighbouring forest.
At the entrance to the park, close to the Roches bridge and on a former quarry site, there is a picnic hut with a barbecue (you must book beforehand with the tourist information office in Muno). Two footpaths allow access to the summit where the panoramic view of the nearby Ardennes forest and the first two cuestas is quite stunning. To the north of the forest, is the Amerois estate, previously the property of the Count of Flanders (father of King Albert 1st). Walking around Monty, in the distance you will see the chateau, which today belongs to the Solvay family.