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The Bernistap canal

Present since 1827, the canal has never carried a boat, and is now a bucolic and natural place...

The Bernistap canal is located in the eastern Ardennes, north of the village of Buret, a stone's throw from the Grand-Ducal border. With a total length of almost 1.5 km, part of which is underground, the site dates back to the early 19th century, when William I decided to open up the Grand Duchy by linking the Meuse and Moselle rivers via a canal, the construction of which began on the Belgian side but was halted when Luxembourg gained its independence. Today, the site is a very long, narrow stretch of water, fed by a stream and several springs, and surrounded by extensive woodland. The site has a wide range of historical, archaeological and scientific interests. It contains an interesting diversity of habitats and a variety of aquatic flora and fauna.

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Address: Le Parc naturel des deux Ourthes
B-6662 Tavigny
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