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Municipal flag of Rendeux - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 11 April 2005
Rendeux is watered by the river Ourthe and its affluents; it is the only municipality of Belgium where the banks of the Ourthe have not been revamped. The elevation of Rendeux ranges between 190 m (the Ourthe in Hamoul) and 550 m (in the place called Tirolle).
Rendeux is mostly a rural municipality, which includes more than 20
villages: Beffe, Magoster and Trinal (Beffe); Hodister, Gênes, Warisy,
Jupille, Quatre-Bras-de-Gênes, Racelle, Vecpré and La Boverie
(Hodister); Marcourt, Marcouray, Devantave et Laidprangeleux
(Marcourt); Rendeux-Haut, Rendeux-Bas, Ronzon, Chéoux, Waharday,
Nohaipré, Hamoul and Bardonwez (Rendeux).
In the valley of Ourthe, the villages and farms are scattered along the regional road 888 linking La Roche-en-Ardenne and Marche-en-Famenne. Elsewhere, the villages are often located along the rivers or on the watersheds.
Rendeux is also a renowned vacation place: the municipality includes 868 main homes but 895 second homes, as well as several hotel-restaurants, self-catering cottages and camping places.
Source: Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 11 April 2005
The municipal flag of Rendeux is horizontally divided blue-white-blue,
the white stripe being embattled with three pieces. According to Armoiries communales en Belgique. Communes wallonnes, bruxelloises et germanophones, the flag was adopted by the Municipal Council on 17 March 1999 and confirmed by the Executive of the French Community on 30 April 1999.
The embattled stripe might recall the former castle of Rendeux.
The flag has nothing to do with the municipal coat of arms, which is:
De gueules à l'aigle d'argent, au chef du même à deux annelets d'azur.
Gules an eagle argent, a chief of the same two annelets azure.
Arnaud Leroy, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 11 April 2005