Blessed with an exceptional old quarter, Herve is a town of 18,000 people that boasts a vibrant job market with a slew of shops and businesses, a privileged education system with multiple schools and a whole constellation of organisations and sports clubs.
The abundance of water, symbolised by the Six Fountains, could be the reason why the inhabitants of this hilly place, dotted with orchards, hedges, pastures and numerous farms, have engaged in agriculture and arboriculture since the dawn of history.
Herve, a real country town, and its environs are famous for their apple and pear syrups, and even more for their artisanal cheese, the only one in Belgium with a PDO.
Herve has been twinned with Vacqueyras since 2016, an alliance that goes beyond a run-of-the mill twinning because it marries local products from both regions: wine and cheese!
The eleven villages that make up Herve organise a great deal of events, such as the Herve Cavalcade, the Saint-Léonard Fair, the Battice-Herve agricultural fair and the Rue du Bocage street theatre festival.
Life is good in Herve!