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In the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia or nearby, discover activities that will delight young and old alike and enjoy family experiences! Another way, fun, friendly and close to nature, to explore Wallonia's heritage and the riches our region has to offer.

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Come and enjoy the activities in and around our villages with your family. It’s the perfect way to satisfy both young and old!

Archéosite d'Aubechies

Archéosite d’Aubechies © Yoshimura

Hennuyer silt plateau

Come and spend a delightful time with your family at the Aubechies’ archaeological site, an open-air museum that will introduce you to the history of the region’s civilisations from the Neolithic to the Roman era. A fun educational activity for the whole family!

Vous passerez un agréable moment en famille à l’archéosite d’Aubechies, un musée à ciel ouvert qui vous fera connaître l’Histoire des civilisations de la région depuis le Néolithique jusqu’à l’époque romaine. Une chouette activité didactique à réaliser en famille !

archéosite Aubechies Beloeil

Archéosite d’Aubechies © Yoshimura

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Near Mozet, an archaeologist will take you into the depths of the Grotte de Goyet to discover this prestigious prehistoric site. (Reopening end 2021)

Just a short distance from Sosoye, don’t miss a ride on the rail-bikes between Falaën and Maredsous! On board a small pedal car, you can take the old railway line and discover the beautiful Molignée valley. Walk or cycle along the former 150 Tamines – Dinant railway line, now transformed into part of the RAVeL. And for those who are more curious, a visit to the impressive abbeys of Maredsous and Maredret is a must!

Falaen _Draisines de la Molignée et RAVeL

Falaen _Draisines de la Molignée et RAVeL

Just a short distance from the village of Thon-Samson, you can discover the depths of the Earth! A prehistoric excavations site listed as part of Wallonia’s exceptional heritage. You will learn about our civilisation’s past visiting the Scladina cave and the museum. Let’s not forget the sporty types! You will find the RAVeL de la Meuse nearby.

Fagne-Famenne

Come to the Aquascope on the banks of the Virelles pond, near Lompret. This educational centre will plunge you into the heart of a rich and preserved nature. For those who wish to mix educational and sporting discoveries, Line 156 of the RAVeL offers pleasant surprises: forests, hedged farmland, the Fagne, the castle of the Princes of Chimay, the Aquascope of Virelles, the pretty train of the Three Valleys, a river, nature reserves, … Enough to make enjoyable nature walks with the family!

Etang de Virelles Lompret

Etang de Virelles

Tracking game in Ny, Wéris and My : Do you like history and adventure? Then the Cranog druid is a perfect match: With family or friends, come and escape to the heart of 3 of our “Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia” located in Famenne: Ny, Wéris and My. Dive into the history of a Belgian tribe, the Pémanes, who lived in Famenne over 2000 years ago. From village to village, you can discover the heritage of these three beautiful villages and the rural roads that link them. With the Gemotions app, experience a playful treasure hunt against a background of historical enigmas. Guaranteed thrills! For adults and children from 10 years of age.

Sur les traces des Pémanes avec le druide Cranog Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie

Sur les traces des Pémanes

For the sporty ones: My is the starting point for many walks and bike rides. A great way to discover the rural heritage and the region. A short distance from there, come and have fun with your family at the Palogne estate or visit the Logne Fortress in Vieuxville. Discover the history of this medieval site and admire the great objects of the daily life of the lords and knights of the Middle Ages in the museum housed in the former farmhouse “La Bouverie”. For the most adventurous, take on the meandering river Ourthe, which will delight kayakers, hikers and climbers looking for sensational thrills!

About 5 kilometres from Ny, Open the door to Riveo and enter the fabulous world of the river, a surprising world of diversity, natural riches to discover with your family! As you pass through the village, take the pre-RAVeL of Line 620 for a rural walk through fields and groves between Hotton and Erezée.

Riveo à Hotton

Riveo à Hotton © Paris pour

Do you have an urge to admire the natural scenery surroundings of Vierves-sur-Viroin? Don’t miss the chance to board the 3 Valleys steam train, which runs from Mariembourg to Treignes through the village! For the enjoyment of young and old alike, the Steam Railway Museum, housed in the old Treignes station, exhibits old steam locomotives and diesel railcars. On the way, stop at the Arthur Masson Space at the entrance to the village. Immerse yourself in the life of yesteryear or take a trip to the “Ecole d’Autrefois”, a classroom reconstructed as it was in 1932! With the Timer Game, get your brain working by solving puzzles and tests in less than 60 minutes! Thanks to Explo’Village, discover the village of Olloy-sur-Viroin with your family. And to discover the beautiful region of Viroinval in a unique and fun way, Etats d’Ânes offers donkey rides.

Chemin de Fer à Vapeur des 3 Vallées Mariembourg Treignes

© cfv3v

You will be surprised by an incredible discovery in the countryside surrounding the village of Wéris: megalithic complexes from the first half of the 3rd millennium BC! It is the best-preserved site in Wallonia! Come and discover the ‘Devil’s Bed’ and the ‘Haina Stone’. And to prepare for your visit, go to the Maison des Mégalithes where you can learn more about dolmens, menhirs and their builders…!

Weris site megalithique

Lorraine

In Lorraine, marvel at the views of the magnificent Semois valley and the waters flowing through the village of Chassepierre. Go on a two-wheeled adventure along line 165 A of the RAVeL for a journey through extensive wooded areas! And during the month of August, don’t miss the “International Street Arts Festival”, the oldest festival of its kind in Europe dedicated to street art! Circus shows, puppets, plastic arts, theatre, dance and music set the whole village on fire!

Festival de Chassepierre © PH Roland

53 Walks In family

Condroz
  • Sosoye
Condroz Sosoye randonnée

Sosoye: natural beauty in Molignée

Long hikes

Embedded in a deep gorge, the small village of Sosoye flourishes in a widening valley where the waters of the Molignée meander lazily.

Ardennes
  • Laforêt
laforet

Laforêt: a village of mysteries and legends

Short walks

Laforêt, an Ardennes village in the commune of Vresse-sur-Semois, is situated on the left bank of the Semois.

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Ragnies

Ragnies: a farm at every bend

Short walks

Not far from Thuin, bordered to the south by the Bois du Luiseul and to the north by the Bois des Agaises, Ragnies stretches along the Marais stream.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Sohier
Sohier en fleurs

Sohier: the village of a thousand colours

Short walks

In the deep part of the Famenne and Ardenne regions, in this green environment emerges a grey-tinted silhouette with everything to please...

Ardennes
  • Our
Eglise Saint-Laurent à Our

Our: a land of traditions and future

Short walks

The village nestles in the hollow of the Our valley, gently eroded over time.

Land of Herve
  • Olne

Olne: a gourmet destination

Short walks

In the depths of a landscape combining the gentleness of the Pays de Herve with the diversity of the Ardennes mountains, only the slate-coloured spire of the church betrays the presence of Olne!

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Aubechies
Aubechies

Aubechies: in the times of Aubechies

Long hikes

The village of Aubechies is set against a backdrop of crops and meadows where the eye can wander in a particularly rural setting.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Lompret

Lompret: meanders of the Eau Blanche

Long hikes

In the heart of a narrow meander of the Eau Blanche, the small village of Lompret emerges in a site shrouded in greenery.

Condroz
  • Crupet

Crupet: woods and valleys around Crupet

Long hikes

Crupet flourishes in a tumultuous relief shaped by several streams running down its peaks.

Hesbaye
  • Mélin

Mélin: fields & a white village

Long hikes

A short distance from Jodoigne, Mélin is hidden in a hilly agricultural landscape bordered by woods.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Ny

Ny: along the Isbelle valley

Long hikes

Ny owes its beauty to the subtle combination of stone and water.

Condroz
  • Celles
ermitage Saint Hadelin Celles

Celles: in the footsteps of Saint-Hadelin

Long hikes

Nestled in the valley of the Saint-Hadelin stream, Celles is an authentic pearl of the Namur Condroz.

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Montignies-sur-Roc
Place à Montignies_sur_Roc

Montignies-sur-Roc : the pearl of the Highlands

Short walks

Located in the Hauts-Pays Natural Park, the village owes its name to its location on a rock dominated by the Notre-Dame church.

Fagne-Famenne
  • My
My ferme-château Wibin-Gillard

My: a little nugget between Ardenne and Condroz

Short walks

Reminiscent of a very powerful lordship, the locality is mentioned as early as 874.

Condroz
  • Crupet
Crupet under the snow

Crupet: at the whim of its windmills

Short walks

In the hollow of the narrow valley of the Crupet and its tributaries, the modest beauty of the stone houses, gracefully nestled in a peaceful and undulating environment, will charm your visual senses.

Fagne-Famenne Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Barbençon
  • Lompret
  • Ragnies
  • Soulme
  • Vierves-sur-Viroin
Pays des Lacs

Discovery Tour: in the Land of Lakes

Itineraries

Discover the beautiful villages in the Land of Lakes! Over a distance of about 100 km, this tour reveals the beauty of the 5 Beautiful Villages in the region.

Ardennes
  • Laforêt

Laforêt: along the Semois river

Long hikes

The aptly named Laforêt is located along the Semois in the heart of the Ardennes woodland.

Lorraine
  • Nobressart

Nobressart: between Lorraine & the Ardennes

Long hikes

On the edge of the Ardennes, Nobressart stretches out in a hemicycle of soft green.

Land of Herve
  • Soiron

Soiron: in the land of thistles

Short walks

A green refuge of groves, orchards and grasslands in the hollow of a valley watered by the clear waters of the Bola, Soiron is discreet but not forgotten.

Ardennes
  • Gros-Fays
Gros-Fays

Gros-Fays: a reflection of the Ardennes

Long hikes

Gros-Fays is an island of greenery with traditional schist houses in the middle of its meadows and farmland.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart
MIRWART

Mirwart: a castle surrounded by greenery

Short walks

Mirwart is a small picturesque village that time seems to have spared.

Land of Herve
  • Limbourg

Limbourg: unspoilt nature, and an exceptional heritage

Short walks

The former capital of the former Duchy of Limbourg, Limbourg is unique because of its strategic position on the banks of the Vesdre, between the Herve bocage and the Ardennes massif.

Lorraine
  • Nobressart

Nobressart: between fairytale and witchcraft...

Short walks

In the heart of an amphitheatre-like valley, in a gentle landscape, Nobressart appears.

Lorraine
  • Torgny
TORGNY

Torgny: a village with southern colours

Short walks

A southern village in Lorraine, Torgny is protected from the northern breezes by the surrounding forest.

Condroz
  • Celles
Architecture Celles en Condroz

Celles: on the tracks of Saint-Hadelin

Short walks

Welcome to the footsteps of Saint-Hadelin, to Celles, in the Namur Condroz.

Land of Herve
  • Clermont-sur-Berwinne
Paysage de bocage à Olne

Clermont-sur-Berwinne: Berwinne hillsides & springs

Long hikes

In Clermont, you can plunge into the unique landscape of the Pays de Herve with both feet.

Condroz
  • Mozet
Bâti condruzien à Mozet

Mozet: yesterday's land, today's stone

Short walks

Mozet is surrounded by greenery: meadows, groves and gardens surround this charming little village with a medieval feel.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Soulme
Moulin de Soulme

Soulme: the Namur Fagne at the end of the road

Short walks

The village lies in a beautiful green setting, away from the main roads, which gives its streets a traditional atmosphere.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Ny

Ny: stones and fountains

Short walks

Nestled in the heart of a wide valley with wooded ridges and two streams, the village subtly blends stone and water.

Hesbaye
  • Mélin

MELIN : the white village

Short walks

Nestled in a gently undulating agricultural landscape bordered by woods, the town plays the role of a flirt.

Lorraine
  • Chassepierre
Chassepierre

Chassepierre: when the Semois takes centre stage 

Short walks

Chassepierre most likely owes its name to the two Latin words "Casa Petra, " meaning "house of stone".

Condroz
  • Chardeneux
Habitat traditionnel à Chardeneux

Chardeneux: a small jewel in the real Condroz

Short walks

Small in size but very lively because of its terroir and inhabitants, this village of the "true Condroz" has more than one asset to seduce you.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Vierves-sur-Viroin
Vierves-sur-Viroin

Vierves-sur-Viroin: a meeting with nature

Long hikes

On the banks of a river, Vierves-sur-Viroin is embellished by the green meadows and limestone hills surrounding it.

Condroz
  • Thon-Samson

Thon-Samson: perched on the hills

Long hikes

In the Namur Condroz, the village of Thon-Samson is set in a shimmering landscape overlooking the valleys of the Meuse and the Samson.

Ardennes
  • Gros-Fays
  • Laforêt
  • Mirwart
  • Our

Discovery tour: The authenticity of the Belgian Ardennes

Itineraries

This 90-kilometre tour reveals the beauties of 4 beautiful and authentic villages for discovering one of the most emblematic regions of Wallonia.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Wéris

Wéris: stones of legends

Long hikes

An enchanting walk to discover the superb megalithic monuments, which form the core of the folklore of the most beautiful village of Wéris.

Land of Herve
  • Olne
Paysage de bocage à Olne

Olne: the peaks by Vaux & the Bois d'Olne

Long hikes

A hike that takes you to new heights. From the Bois d'Olne ridge, you can admire a superb panorama of the village. As well as the edge of the Ardennes region.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Sohier

Sohier: a hike through the landscape

Long hikes

In a colourful environment of pastures, groves and crops, Sohier unfolds before your eyes many old stone farmhouses on the spine of a ridge.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Vierves-sur-Viroin
Château des comtes de Hamal à Vierves-sur-Viroin

Vierves-sur-Viroin: a meeting with nature

Short walks

From the heights, your eye zooms in on the village and the castle of the Counts of Hamal.

Condroz
  • Thon-Samson
Château-ferme de Thon

Thon-Samson: from the top of its hills

Short walks

Historically distinguished, Thon and Samson are now united in a dual locality asserting its Condroz identity.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Wéris

Wéris: land and stones of legends

Short walks

On the edge of the Fagne-Famenne region, the high wooded slopes unfold a village with a traditional silhouette in a gently undulating landscape of farmland and meadows.

Fagne-Famenne
  • My
Frondaison à My

My: through the Famenne region

Long hikes

In the Famenne region of Liège, the peaceful village of My will delight heritage lovers and hiking enthusiasts.

Ardennes
  • Gros-Fays
Gros-Fays

Gros-Fays: terroir of the Ardennes

Short walks

As an Ardennes’ reflection, Gros-fays is made up of traditional stone houses.

Condroz
  • Falaën

Falaën : between Meuse and Molignée

Short walks

At the edge of a gently undulating landscape enhanced by the ruins of the Montaigle castle, Falaën and the beautiful diversity of its monumental, scenic, and cultural heritage can be discovered.

Condroz
  • Falaën

Falaën: castles, rocks & rivers

Long hikes

Near Maredsous and the Molignée valley, Falaën reveals its limestone habitat from which emerge the church tower and the three high towers of the castle farm.

Land of Herve
  • Clermont-sur-Berwinne
  • Limbourg
  • Olne
  • Soiron
Barbançon

Unusual tour: In the heart of the Pays de Herve and Vesdre

Itineraries

As you travel through the Pays de Herve and Vesdre, explore the landscapes and the remarkable built heritage of the region's 4 beautiful villages.

Land of Herve
  • Soiron

Soiron: a green cauldron of bocage

Long hikes

An undulating refuge of grassland and orchards sprinkled with hedgerows, Soiron sits in the cosy nest of a valley shaped by the clear waters of the Bola.

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Aubechies

Aubechies: travel back in time

Short walks

Aubechies is a little green village near Beloeil in the province of Hainaut.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Lompret
Lompret

Lompret: a green environment

Short walks

The heart of Lompret is nestled about 5 kilometres from Chimay.

Land of Herve
  • Clermont-sur-Berwinne

Clermont-sur-Berwinne: in the heart of the Pays de Herve

Short walks

Dear visitors, as you look out over Clermont from its 17th-century church, don't you get dizzy at the sight of all those pretty weather vanes in the sky?

Condroz
  • Sosoye
Eglise Notre-Dame à Sosoye

Sosoye: a pearl of the Molignée

Short walks

The meandering of the wild and picturesque Molignée will lead you to the heart of Sosoye, whether you come from Falaën or Maredret.

Condroz
  • Mozet
Mozet village Wallonie

Mozet: nature to be discovered

Long hikes

Mozet is nestled in a green setting in the hollows of the Condroz hills.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Barbençon
credits to Rita Van De Walle

Barbençon: land of emotion and age-old stone

Short walks

The birthplace of the Lords of Barbençon, the village was renowned for its glass and marble work.

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The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 31 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.