The village of Lamorteau, located next to Torgny in the Belgian Little Provence, has kept part of its traditional housing. There are some notable groups of typical houses of Gaume whose red tiled roofs on top of yellow limestone walls give them a southern French accent. The name of the village Lamorteau would come from “la morte eau” (the dead water), arm of the river Ton with sleeping waters. The river crosses the village with a very slow slope due to the many upstream meanders giving birth here and there to stagnant water puddles. The church is dedicated to Saint-Nicolas, patron saint of children, sailors and ships, protector against fire.