Moneuse route: the fall of a bandit, the birth of a legend - Quévy
On its journey, the Trouille is fed into by several streams. The small village of Bougnies, for example, is located in a valley formed by the By, one of its many tributaries. There again, the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful landscapes are astounding. The village established on both sides of the By lives to the rhythm of the water. Cross a small bridge and stop by at the Louis Pasha site, a major figure in the commune. In a small clearing, Théâtre de Verdure immerses you in another era. Damaged by the passing years, this theatre was built just before World War II to bring a measure of comfort to the hearts of miners. Nowadays, its columns and bare windows are ready to come alive once again. The magnificent “Vivre” statue made by the great Belgian sculptor Dolf Ledel seems to call out for visitors.
The By then continues its course and crosses the Montris wood before joining Asquillies, where it forms a real green belt. Other villages belonging to the Quévy area have been shaped by their waterways. Thus Aulnois and Quévy-le-Petit are crossed by the Louvroit stream and Havay by the Pire stream (literally: ‘the worst’) . Yet another meaningful name... One thing is certain: the Trouille gives you the chills, but this has nothing to do with fear!
Good to know:
Over 7km, the Louis Piérard circuit goes past the village of Bougnies and its surroundings.