Botassart - Tomb of the Giant
Botassart lurks in the large floor of a valley which encloses the magnificent natural site of the « Tomb of the Giant », which is on the exceptional heritage list of Wallonia. Victor Hugo was himself a great admirer of this area of the Semois, considered as one of the most beautiful. The countryside that one discovers from the perspective of Botassart, near the village of the same name, is grand. In a magnificent forested setting, the Semois slowly meanders in a tight loop around a rocky knoll. The uniform shape of the wooded hill surrounded by the river has earned it the name «Tomb of the Giant ». The legend is that a Gallic giant was killed by a centurion from Labiénus. His body was found by an old man who buried it with the help of some young men on this hill which ever since has been called the « Tomb of the Giant ». The four stamps above are a joint Luxembourg-Belgium issue for the cultural year and will be delivered as a complete set by subscription.
|Price of the set:||2,52 € ( Belgian and Luxembourg stamps )|
|Design (Transborderism stamp):||Stéphanie Rausch, Ettelbrück|
|Photo (Rotunda stamp):||Christian Aschmann|
|Engraving (Rotunda stamp):||Guillaume Broux, Malines (B)|
|Printing:||Combined photogravure and engraving by Imprimerie du Timbre, La Poste, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||27.66 x 40.20 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated borders (except Botassart stamp)|