Natural Park

Réserve naturelle de Vireux-Molhain

Located on the Franco-Belgian border, the customs wall owes its name to the former customs post of the time. Customs was on departmental road 47, the one that connects Vireux-Molhain (France) to Couvin (Belgium).
The customs officers' wall is today the Vireux-Molhain Nature Reserve. Where in this protected setting, abound with prodigious legacies of the past. Known to geologists since the 1991th century, the customs wall deposit is exceptional for the abundance of fossil forms found. But also by the diversity of species present and their authentic conservations. This site quickly became internationally renowned. To the point that professionals were no longer the only ones doing research. They were quickly joined by collectors and enthusiasts. Over the years, the partial destruction of the deposit worsened, which motivated a Natural Reserve project. Since XNUMX, this has made it possible to control the uncontrolled exploitation of fossils, so as to ensure the conservation but also the study of these witnesses of ancient forms of life that have forever disappeared (dinosaur bones, swimming animals, etc.) Regulations: The conservation of this fragile site involves a few basic rules that walkers are asked to respect: – ban on extracting or collecting fossils and minerals – ban on damaging the fauna and flora – ban on littering outside the bins provided for this purpose - ban on driving with motor vehicles.
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