Bells and carillons !
The former Causard-Slegers bell foundry was started in 1832 by the Causard family. Thanks to its location on the stagecoach route that used to link France to Germany, the factory’s business expanded rapidly.
In 1970, the factory had to shut down, but nonetheless remains a major heritage site boasting a unique collection of bells, carillons and weather-vanes.
From 1830 to 1970, thousands of bells were cast in the bell foundry, using an age-old manufacturing process. Since its creation, the Tellin bell foundry has provided church bells for over 500 Belgian parishes. A number of large bells were manufactured here, namely that of the Liège cathedral, the Saint-Paulin church in Trier, the Maredsous Abbey Church, as well as the tenor bell that hangs in the Luxemburg cathedral.
Beware : guided visit to the site – listed as industrial heritage – are only available upon prior request.