The limestone and the blue stone in Hotton
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On the way back we stopped and visited the village of Hotton. Hotton is situated in beautiful surroundings; the beauty is primarily based on an alliance of water and stone. The village is the central core of the district, both the commercial and administrative centre. In the centre there is a convivial place which welcomes you with the church in rubbles limestone’s and a fountain on "l'Ourthe" in the background.
The river Ourthe crosses the region around the city from South-East to North-West on a distance of 16km. The streams are numerous and nearly each town has water points such as fountains, pumps, springs, and wells. The water has hollowed the limestone subsoil to form a huge number of caves and crevices, and one of them is the cave complex called "Mille et une nuits" (Thousand and one night).
The limestone and the blue stones are an important part of the habitat and the wonderful limestone houses is a real treasure to watch. Many of these houses date back from the 18th century. In "Rue Haute" you can very nice examples of this like "The mill Faber" and "The House Godenir", which are two listed buildings.