Hanging Gardens of Thuin
Successively fortified terraces, vegetable gardens and, nowadays, terraced gardens to be discovered during an original walk - Exceptional heritage of Wallonia (Outside the village - 5 km)
Located on the southern slope of the Biesmelle valley, the Hanging Gardens of Thuin offer an original walk on the heights of the town.
Historically, during the various phases of the town’s fortification, terraces were built on the northern and southern slopes. The burghers, who had little green space, transformed them into vegetable gardens.
Today, there are around 200 terraced gardens that can be discovered along the cobbled streets, which are recognised as part of Wallonia’s exceptional heritage.
The exceptional sunshine and the heat stored by the walls make it possible to grow vines there but also to find a very particular fauna and flora.
The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 32 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.More information