The village of Lonzée

The village of Lonzée

Lonzée, with its rich prehistoric and Gallo-Roman past, witnessed an industry unique in Belgium from the 19th century to the Second World War: the extraction of green earth, used to manufacture dyes and stucco.
The village was also the scene of medieval controversies, notably over its boundaries and special tax status.
Lonzée acquired a reputation linked to witchcraft trials in the 17th century, involving women who were sensitive to geo-terrestrial phenomena. The fall of the ancien régime saw Argenton attached to Lonzée, and in 1965 the village became part of Gembloux when the communes merged.

Practical information

Located in the silty Hesbaye region, the residential village of Lonzée stretches along the Harton, a tributary of the Orneau. Its altitude ranges from 135 to 184 meters. Lonzée is 3.4 kilometers from the Gembloux Tourist Office.

Contact details for the village of Lonzée

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5030 Lonzée


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