IN THE SOUTHERN SECTION OF THE CIVITAS TUNGRORUM, OR ROMAN ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT OF TONGRES, TWO MAIN ROADS LINKING THE VILLAGES OF BAVAY, TONGRES, ARLON AND TRÈVES CUT ACROSS WHAT IS NOW THE GEOPARK.
A secondary path, the greenway or Famenne way, and a number of tracks, make up the rest of the communications network. The population is scattered, with no settlements. There is only one landed property of any significance : the Malagne villa in Jemelle ; built midway through the 1st century AD, this legacy of ancient times is now a centre for learning, tourism and experimental archaeology. In times of trouble, particularly during the Late Empire (4th - 5th century AD), caves were used as places of refuge, and several hilltops were fortified, such as the Tienne de la Roche in Éprave.
FIG 1 Main roads in the Gallo-Roman network (M.-H. Corbiaux © AWaP).
FIG 2 Example of a secondary Gallo-Roman road : the « Old Roman Road » in Wéris (C. Frébutte © AWaP).
FIG 3 A visit to the Malagne villa (© Malagne).