This is the karst spring where the river resurfaces after disappearing underground. Nearby the spring, the archaeological remains of a 3rd century AD Roman camp were uncovered. The Romans used this vantage point as a defensive promontory (oppidum) against the Germanic tribes whose attacks were each time more efficient.
This magnificent area is listed.
The Cave of Eprave
To get to the cave, take the Stone stairs that will pass underneath a beautiful rock arch. Keep going for a couple meters and you will see the cave entrance on your right hand side. This picturesque cave comprises several rooms and galleries that boasts a rather remarkable number of stalactites and stalagmites. To protect to cave, it was closed to the public in 1993.
When you arrive on top of the rock, there is a small clearing from which you can enjoy stunning scenic views of the area.
The huge Merovingian graveyards of 'devant le Mont and Rouge Croix were discovered in the plains near Eprave, revealing 800 tombs from the 5th and 8th century.
You might have noticed the small hillocks scattered throughout the countryside, emerging from the otherwise flat landscape. These hills – that are characteristic of the area – are called ‘Tiennes’ in the local dialect. This landscape is typical of the Calestienne. The Tiennes are the result of millions of years of work; by the sea, the folding of the earth’s crust, periods of extreme cold and global warming. The infiltration of water has given birth to a maze of caves such as the caves of Han, Rochefort, Hotton, or even Remouchamps.