Les Maîtres du feu: a site presenting the men and trades mastering fire through time in Amay

  • Industrial heritage
  • Museum & discovery

The Maître du Feu touristic centre in Amay invites you to discover its former 1897 forge. There you will learn about the rich geological heritage of the region, the industrial exploitations set up there and the workers of the Meuse basin in that era (their skills, life, living conditions and creations).

The Industrial Revolution left its print on the region: brickyards, lime kilns, mines... Take a closer look at this lesser known side of history, which shaped Wallonia.

Your visit

A fascinating interactive route will present how clay was turned into bricks, chalk into lime, schist into alum. This journey through time will also explain how these products were and are still used.

Visitors can also explore the natural reserve of the Ampsin quarry, right in front of the site. Not being in use any more, it now offers a geological trail presenting extraction, rocks and biodiversity.

A guided tour can be arranged (do book in advance) in either French or Dutch.

Audio guides are available in French, Dutch, English and German.

Partner of the Fire route.





€ 6
€ 3


€ 4.5



  • Audioguide


  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Car parking


FR - EN - German - NL
Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

Additional information


Open to groups every day on request.

Access: E42 motorway, exit 6. Continue towards Villers-Le-Bouillet then exit at Ampsin. First traffic light on the left, pass the church on its right side: the site is 500 m on your left.


The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.