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Houffalize

HOUFFALIZE, a small town occupying an elevated position (nearly noo ft.) in the extreme south-east of the province of Luxemburg, Belgium, much visited during the summer on account of its fine bracing air. There are the ruins of an old castle, and some remains of the still older abbey of Val Ste Catherine. The parish church dates from the 13th or 14th century. It contains two old black marble tombs to Thierry of Houffalize and Henri his son, the latter killed at Woeringen in 1288. Houffalize is on the eastern Ourthe, and is connected by a steam tramway with Bourcy on the line from Libramont to Bastogne, Spa and Liege. Pop. (1904) 1486.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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