Ti-Château is an old Roman oppidum (currently only ruins and a rebuilt watch tower) located near the Belgian village of Hotton. It defended an ancient city/village at the current location of Hotton. The old oppidum and its ruins lie at a triangular plateau called the Plage de Renissart, near large rock cliffs above the river Ourthe. It is likely that Ti-château was already habituated during the Neolithic, though most excavations are Roman.
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Ti-Château is also famous among tourists for its views over the Ourthe valley and the villages of Hotton and Hampteau.
Hampteau is a village in the Belgian municipality of Hotton in the province of Luxembourg. The village lies at the south bank of the river Ourthe. It has around 300 inhabitants. Its postal code is 6990.
Hotton is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg. The municipality lies 12 kilometers from Marche-en-Famenne in the Ardennes and has more than 5,400 inhabitants. The river Ourthe crosses Hotton.
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The Virgin of Werpin is a 11.4 m (37 ft) tall statue of the Virgin Mary in Werpin, Hotton municipality in Belgium. The statue itself is 7 m (23 ft) tall, and stands on a pedestal of 3.4 m (11 ft). In front of the statue stands a small prayer house. The statue was founded after an epidemic that hit the village. The funds were raised by the local father Janus, who led the operation. The statue was designed by Louis Hoyoux and Auguste Fabert, and it was inaugurated on 2 September 1931 by the Bishop of Namur, Monsignor Thomas Louis Heylen, and father Janus in the presence of 10,000 pilgrims.
The Faber Mill is a watermill in Hotton built in 1729. The mill is a listed building and is built from limestone with a pegged roof and is nowadays a museum. There are four levels inside the building: one level for the three mills, one for the pairs of millstones, one for the bolting and an attic. The mill has two wheels outside in a tributary of the river Ourthe. One wheel is made of wood and the other is made of metal. The mill still works for the enjoyment of tourists and produces different qualities of flour.
St. Peter's Church, Melreux is a Roman Catholic church on the Avenue de la Gare in Melreux in the municipality of Hotton, Belgium.
Riveo is an environmental interpretive centre of the river Ourthe situated in Hotton, Belgium, since April 2007.
Colonster Castle is a castle near Liège in Belgium, sited on a rocky spur in the Ourthe valley. It was first recorded in the 14th century but its present appearance is that of an 18th-century rebuild by Maximilien-Henri de Horion, which turned it from a stronghold into a pleasure palace, with interiors decorated by Paul-Joseph Delcloche. It and its park were acquired in 1963 by the University of Liège.
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