Wéris

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Wéris is a village in the municipality of Durbuy in Wallonia, Belgium. The village of Oppagne is part of Wéris. Till 1977 Wéris was a municipality.

The village is a member of the organisation Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie.[1]

Wéris megaliths[edit]

Main article: Wéris megaliths

It is well known for its megaliths, including dolmens and menhirs. There is a "Museum of Megaliths" in the centre of the village. There is a three-mile alignment of standing stones and chambered tombs that include the Dolmen de Wéris and the Dolmen d'Oppagne, as well as the Menhir Danthine, the three Menhirs d'Oppagne, and the Tour Menhir (destroyed). Other megaliths in the area include La Pierre Haina, the Lit du Diable (Devil's bed) and the Pas de Bayard capstone.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wéris". Les plus beaux villages de Wallonie. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  2. ^ Julian Cope (7 October 2004). The megalithic European: the 21st century traveller in prehistoric Europe, p. 79. Element. ISBN 978-0-00-713802-9. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wéris at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°19′33″N 5°31′53″E / 50.325943°N 5.531402°E / 50.325943; 5.531402