The charming little village of Resteigne lies in the council of Tellin. It is crossed by the Lesse, and is an ideal destination for hiking and nature enthusiasts alike! The village not only boasts a wonderful natural heritage, it is also known for a pretty colourful local character: Edmond d’Hoffschmidt, son of the Lord of Resteigne, who turned his back to his birthright in order to become a hermit and a philosopher.
The ruins of the hermitage (built in the early 19th century) are located on a vast, rocky, tree-clad hill. Nearby the hermitage, the recluse had a small tower made out of rocks which he used as a cave and observation tower.
Nearby the pretty little bridge over the Lesse, you can admire the Castle of Resteigne (private property), a robust 18th century construction extended by a farm. The main building and the coach tower in the listed façade, both date from the late 11th century.
But there are many other things to admire in Resteigne :