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The natural landscapes and panoramas of the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia

Wallonia benefits from a privileged natural heritage. Between landscapes of hedged farmland, flat country, valleys and hills, large expanses, forests and waterways, the preserved landscapes of the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia are just some of the assets of our 31 labelled villages. Let yourself be seduced by these Beautiful Villages set in green settings, in the heart of a preserved nature and a privileged environment.

In the heart of nature

The preserved landscapes of Wallonia are ideal for nature and discoveries. At the bend in the road, during a stroll or on a route that takes you from village to village, enchanting panoramas await you! The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia reveal the richness and intoxication of their landscapes!

Barbençon - Fagne-Famenne

Barbençon – Fagne-Famenne © Rita Photographie

Nature tours in Wallonia, a good way to discover the diversity of our landscapes

We recommend that you explore these characterful villages set in exceptional green settings.

 

Hennuyer silt plateau

In Hennuyer silt plateau, in Montignies-sur-Roc, the old stones, the Fulgence Masson square, beautifully lined with remarkable trees and cobbled roads. The many paths and old staircases that link the lower and upper parts of the village will enchant you. A perfect starting point for a nature hike in the Parc Naturel des Hauts Pays! And for aficionados of legends, visit the “Caillou-qui-Bique”, a rock which is several millions of years old!

Montignies-sur-Roc en Hainaut

Montignies-sur-Roc © Rita Photographie

Hesbaye

In Hesbaye, a stone’s throw from Jodoigne, Mélin nestles in a gently undulating agricultural landscape bordered by woods. The stream, the ponds, the wrought iron bridges, the cobbled paths, the brilliance of the Gobertange stone buildings, and the rows of willows and poplars give the town and the surrounding countryside a guaranteed charm.

Mélin campagne en Brabant Wallon

Mélin © T.Lambert

Condroz

In Condroz, between ridges and valleys, the picturesque village of Crupet reveals the charm of its narrow streets. Walk through the beautiful valleys of the Crupet and the Bocq, discovering its old mills, the famous fortified house and a venerated lime tree. Stroll through the typical Condroz-style countryside and admire the diversity of the surrounding landscape.

Crupet et sa maison forte sous la neige

Crupet © Bernard Dacier

Mozet nestles in the foothills of the Condroz hills. Meadows, groves and gardens surround this pleasant medieval village. Stroll through the countryside and the beautiful pastures that dominate the region on your way to lookouts that offer a breathtaking view of the Meuse and Samson valley! Go and discover the old stone quarry or the Goyet rock, located in the hamlet of the same name.

Mozet © Rita Photographie

The little village of Sosoye lies in a widening valley where the waters of the Molignée meander lazily. Take a stroll on “Ranzinelle Mountain”. This nature reserve, with a remarkable heritage, hosts many plants that are rare in Belgium. From up there, the view of the town and the valley is unique!

Sosoye nature en Condroz

Sosoye © C.Collet

Thon-Samson is set in a green setting overlooking the valleys of the Meuse and Samson rivers. The heights are home to the “Samson’s Rocks” and offer magnificent views over the Mosan valley. On the way, don’t miss the Notre-Dame de Bon Secours chapel and its panoramic view.

Thon-Samson © PBVW – Rita Photographie

Land of Herve

In Pays de Herve, the village of Clermont-sur-Berwinne stands in the middle of meadows enclosed by remarkable hedges and fruit trees. From the heights, the gaze is drawn to the valley of the Berwinne and a magnificent landscape of hedged farmland. In the centre of the town, don’t miss the Pré Desonnay and its pond in which the Church of Saint-Jacques le Majeur stands proudly!

Barbançon

Clermont-sur-Berwinne © Willy Pierre

Nestled in the foothills of the Pays de Herve, Olne is surrounded by meadows and orchards. Come and discover the Falise singing hall, which takes its name from the Walloon word “tschtwêr” (to sing). Take a walk along the stile path or simply admire the remarkable landscape towards the valleys of the Magne and Vesdre rivers!

Fagne-Famenne

Another region, another opportunity to discover the landscape in Fagne-Famenne!

The Barbençon lake affords an inspiring view of the castle, which stands proudly atop the ancient ramparts. Beyond this precious architectural heritage, a stroll in the Barbençon area will allow you to admire the native yew nature reserve, one of the last remaining in Wallonia!

Lac de Barbençon

Lac et château de Barbençon © Rita photographie

At the heart of a narrow meander of the Eau Blanche, Lompret emerges in a site shrouded in greenery. Discover the high cliff of Franc Bois, which watches over the village, with its limestone lawns, its nature reserve of indigenous yew, listed as an exceptional heritage of Wallonia, and its climbing site. Indulge in the panoramic view from the Roman camp. Not far from there, discover the rich and preserved nature at the Virelles Aquascope.

Lompret eau blanche nature

Lompret © Rita photographie

In the Liège region of the Famenne, My has a lot to offer those who love hiking, wide open spaces and remarkable nature. A splendid avenue of centuries-old plane trees leading to the foot of the imposing castle farm and the venerable “Vieux Tilleul” welcome you to the heart of the village. Take a stroll through the Ourthe valley or the secret Lembrée valley and its forest reserves. Hike along the ridges and discover superb panoramas of the Famenne and the Ardennes!

In the province of Luxembourg, Ny owes its beauty to the subtle combination of stone and water. The Naive and Douyet streams gently cradle the limestone buildings in this broad valley. The fountains and the authentic mill murmur the peaceful sound of water. Immerse yourself in this incredibly soothing atmosphere. Through the woods and countryside, explore the Calestienne and the Fagne-Famenne landscapes.

Once spring arrives, the “beautiful village in bloom” of Sohier is adorned with magnificent colours on its facades and shimmering flowerbeds. As you stroll along, you will discover a pond listed as a wetland of biological interest and the castle park with its remarkable trees. Admire the landscape that surrounds the village. Enjoy a nature photo tour organised by the Regional Tourist Office and the exceptional setting of the Southern Ardennes Natural Park.

On the edge of the Fagne-Famenne region of Namur, Soulme stands on a hilltop. This is the ideal starting point for a leisurely stroll through unspoilt countryside. Contemplate the beauty of the Hermeton Valley or the nearby old marble quarry.

Soulme Fagne-Famenne

Soulme © Rita photographie

Vierves-sur-Viroin is adorned with green meadows and limestone hills that are home to exceptional flora and fauna on the banks of a river. In a panorama chalked out by the Viroin, this hillside village is part of the Viroin-Hermeton Nature Park. To fully enjoy this Calestienne landscape, climb the forest paths to the Madoux rock, a site of Great Biological Interest, or to the viewpoint of the cannons, which will offer you an unobstructed view of the valley and the majestic silhouette of the Counts of Hamal castle!

Vierves-sur-Viroin

Vierves-sur-Viroin © Rita photographie

Ardennes

In the heart of the Ardenne Méridionale Nature Park, Laforêt is located along the Semois river. Experience the meandering river as it winds its way through steep wooded slopes. Recharge your batteries by strolling through the remarkable vistas overlooking the village and the valley. And when the finer weather comes, don’t miss the picturesque walk across the Semois thanks to the “Pont de Claies”. This temporary wooden bridge, a legacy of the tobacco planters who used it to reach the cultivable land along the rive, is reassembled every year.

Laforêt

Laforêt © Mark Rossignol

The village of Mirwart and its vast surrounding forests will marvel the nature lovers. Take a stroll to discover the richness of the forest and the Lhomme valley. Continue with your curiosity to the Marie Gobaille rock. Entering the village, discover the Domaine Provincial fish ponds nestled along the national forest. Or take a relaxing nature break in the Pré des Forges nature reserve.

Mirwart Château et cadre paysager

Mirwart ©Rita photographie

Domaine provincial de Mirwart

Domaine provincial de Mirwart © Rita photographie

Lorraine

At the foot of a cuesta, Chassepierre immediately delights the eye with its enchanting setting. This charming village is set in a narrow valley with steep slopes, a meander, and stretches of meadowland. It is part of a remarkable natural landscape set in the Gaume Natural Park. The viewpoint overlooking the village and its orientation table will allow you to contemplate the Semois valley and the authentic landscapes of Lorraine.

Chassepierre

Chassepierre © Mark Rossignol

The discovery of the panoramas and landscapes of Lorraine will undoubtedly include Nobressart, part of the Attert Natural Park. Marking the Ardennes massif, the dark, wooded crown of the vast Anlier forest crowns the village to the north. To the south and east, meadows and crops herald the gently undulating landscapes of Lorraine.

Adjacent to the southern slope of a cuesta, Torgny boasts a privileged microclimate. Between the forest massif, the Chier valley, the vast countryside and the vineyards discover this nugget of the south where there is a touch of Provence! Listed in the Gaume Nature Park, the village is located near the Raymond Mayné Nature Reserve. This is the first nature reserve created in Belgium where you will find a … Mediterranean type of fauna and flora! We can tell you that this lovely village is well worth a visit!

Torgny Lorraine

Torgny © Rita photographie

49 Walks Natural landscapes and panoramas

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.

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.

Condroz
  • Chardeneux
Chardeneux

Chardeneux: welcome to the real Condroz!

Long hikes

Go and meet the "Real Condroz" by discovering the delicate village of Chardeneux!

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.

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
  • Barbençon
Lac et château de Barbençon

Barbençon: at the foot of its lake

Long hikes

A land of history, the life of the village is inseparable from the seigneury of Barbençon.

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.

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
  • 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.

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Montignies-sur-Roc
Montignies-sur-Roc en Hainaut

Montignies-sur-Roc: between two twin rivers

Long hikes

Starting from the charming village of Montignies-sur-Roc, this route winds its way through the valleys of the Petite and Grande Honnelle.

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.

Lorraine
  • Nobressart

Nobressart: between Lorraine & the Ardennes

Long hikes

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

Ardennes
  • Our
Village_Our

Our: The Grand Roli and the Our rapids

Long hikes

The pretty village of Our is set in a landscape gently shaped over time by the river of the same name.

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
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.

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.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart
MIRWART

Mirwart: a castle surrounded by greenery

Short walks

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

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.

Lorraine
  • Chassepierre

Chassepierre: the enchanting Semois

Long hikes

Renowned for its International Street Arts Festival, Chassepierre also seduces with its idyllic setting cradled by the waters of the Semois.

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
  • 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.

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.

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
  • Ny

Ny: along the Isbelle valley

Long hikes

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Lorraine
  • Torgny
Torgny Lorraine

Torgny: A Cuesta with an air of Provence

Long hikes

Torgny is situated on the southern slope of a cuesta (hillside) and benefits from a privileged microclimate. It reigns there like a little air of Provence.

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".

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
  • Laforêt

Laforêt: along the Semois river

Long hikes

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

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.

Condroz
  • Crupet

Crupet: woods and valleys around Crupet

Long hikes

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

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.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Lompret
Lompret

Lompret: a green environment

Short walks

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

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.

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.

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.

Land of Herve
  • Limbourg

Limbourg: from the Place Forte to the Nez de Napoleon

Long hikes

From its rocky promontory, the capital of the former Duchy of Limbourg, the former stronghold of Limbourg, overlooks the narrow meander of the Vesdre.

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
  • 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.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart

Mirwart: immense greenery

Long hikes

Nature lovers will enjoy the vast forests surrounding the village of Mirwart.

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!

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.

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.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Soulme
Soulme paysage

Soulme: timeless nature and heritage

Long hikes

On the borders of the Fagne-Famenne region of Namur, Soulme reveals itself to the most adventurous.

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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.