What is it you do?
â€œBetween 1832 and 1970, the Causard-SlÃ©gers bell foundry produced thousands of bells. It is now the sole remaining example of Belgiumâ€™s bell-founding heritage still in existence.The still-intact foundry nowadays welcomes visitors, families and groups on guided tours to discover more about the skills of the master bell-founders, the symbolism of church bellsand the quest to conquer time.â€
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
â€œThe site of the former foundry in Tellinn was chosen in 1832 on the strength of its geographical situation and the natural resources ready to hand, both for the casting of the bells and for their subsequent transport. We see partnering the Geopark as an excellent opportunity for us to become part of a network linked to that geographical situation, a network of stakeholders in tourism and culture, a scientific and heritage network, and a global network, with partners that can help us achieve our goal of sustainable use of natural resources.â€
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
â€œWe sort our waste and have installed energy-saving light bulbs throughout the building. We are keen to reduce our ecological footprint even further and are always looking for new ideas and solutions to help us achieve our goals. By setting up this museum, we are playing a part in revitalising tourism here in Tellinn and offering local people the chance to renew their ties to the fabulous heritage that is part of their local identity.â€
Anne Charlier-des-Touches, Chair of the Asbl
129 A, Val des cloches
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