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Bienvenue à Ecouviez 8/23

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Hidden : 01/14/2017
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Voici une série de 23 caches de bienvenue "Welcome" sur le territoire du Pays de Montmédy. Suivez-moi et découvrez l'histoire de chacune de ces communes !
Faites attention, cache en bord de route, soyez discrets !

Ecouviez, arrêt en garde d’Ecouviez
Ancienne plaque tournante du trafic ferroviaire de marchandises entre la France et la Belgique, Ecouviez verra défiler sur les voies de sa gare construite en 1881, jusqu’à huit millions de tonnes de marchandises par an : houille, minerai de fer, etc. Mais la crise sidérurgique aura raison de cette activité et la gare ferme en 1985.
Cette paisible bourgade garde en elle les vestiges de cette intense activité mais aussi ceux liés à la gare douanière et à l’ancienne usine de chicorée. Aux vieilles fermes typiques, s’opposent des alignements de maisons similaires à celles des cités ouvrières dont vous comprendrez le maillage du haut du point de vue de la couleuvre.

Every year, Ecouviez, a former hub for goods trains travelling between France and Belgium, saw around eight million tonnes of goods (coal, iron ore etc) rattle through its station which dates back to 1881. Unfortunately the steel crisis put paid to this business and the station closed in 1985.
This quiet little town still shows the scars from this intense trade but also has the vestiges of its customs station and the former chicory factory. Opposite the old, typical-style farmhouses are rows of houses similar to garden suburbs, which can be best appreciated from high up on the “Couleuvre” viewpoint.


Maisons ouvrières © La Lorraine Gaumaise
La photo ne correspond pas à la cache, mais vous invite à visiter le village !

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