Theux is situated between the motorways Liège-Prüm E42 and Liège-Luxembourg E25 at 20 km from Liège, between Banneux, Remouchamps and at 7 km from Spa.
Bathed with the Hoëgne river, this lovely town is situated at a height of 220 m, at the NW of the High Fagnes plateau and south of the Herve plateau on the Ardennes' border.
The fertile valleys are surrounded by woods, offering an excellent refuge to all kinds of activities.
"The Franchimont castle ruins"
The Franchimont castle was built in the XIth Century. At present, only imposing ruins deserve a visit.
You can still discover the chapel, a tower with latrines, a bread oven and a well 60 m. Three circular blockhouses can be visited.
More information and a virtual visit(only french)on :
The view on the surrounding valley from the castle.
02/03/10/11/12 WE from 11-17h.
04/05/06/09 every day from 10-18h
07/08 from 9h30-17h. mondays from 13-17h
Closed in January
Adults 3 €
Children 1.5 € (from 4-12 yrs)
Senior 1.5 € (+ 59 yrs)
Group adults 2.25 € (min 10 adults)
Group children 1.10 € (min 10 p. from 4-12yrs)
Guided visits in french, dutch, german or english on appointment.
Information : Les compagnons de Franchimont : (087) 54.16.23.
Hodbomont is one of the 22 rural hamlets of the entity of Theux. The numerous prairies are bordered with hedges of various species, very typical to this lovely and peaceful region.
The local population maintains this nice chapel.
"Theux city center"
The steps in front of the town hall
"Historical town center"
The Saint Hermès and Alexander church was built during the second part of the IXth century
Part of the actual roman hall church, the three naves, was built in 1019. It's the unique still preserved one between the Loire and the Rhine.
The historical town center shows beautifully restaured houses built in different styles during the ages.
More historical information (only french) : http://www.theux.be/theux2.htm