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The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia, a romantic destination

The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia offer you the meeting of your emotions and exceptional places with, as a distinctive sign, a harmony between nature and culture. In the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia, there is no lack of places to experience unforgettable and romantic moments!

The Walloon countryside is full of rural places and breathtaking landscapes where you can escape for a weekend.

credits to Rita Van De Walle

Barbençon © Rita photographie

Take a stroll in the countryside, relax in the shade of a remarkable tree or on the heights of an exceptional viewpoint, wander through the streets and alleys of a village to discover old buildings, and visit a castle that looks like it’s from a fairy tale, taste the flavours of the land or share a dinner for two in a gourmet restaurant or spend a magical night in a charming or unusual hotel…

credits to Jonathan Parisi

Nuit Romantique 2019 à Barbençon © Jonathan Parisi

Visiting the Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia means taking the time to be amazed by the authenticity of the place and to feel the sweet impression of being transported to another time!
Allow yourself to be carried away by the magic of the place and the charm of our 31 characterful villages!

Emotions romantiques dans la campagne deBarbençon

© Rita photographie

Hennuyer silt plateau

In an interplay of water and greenery, light and shade, the Château de Beloeil and its magnificent formal garden are the ideal setting for a romantic moment just a stone’s throw from the village of Aubechies.

Château de Beloeil

Château de Beloeil © Aurélie Ducroze

Condroz

In the vicinity of Celles, perched on its rocky spur and dominating the Lesse valley, come and discover one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Belgium! As the Sleeping Beauty castle, with its magnificent towers and beautiful woodwork, the Château de Vêves, listed as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia, seems to have come straight out of a fairy tale! Stay in the heart of the village in a beautiful, charming 19th-century residence. And as a happy ending, enjoy the short climb to the Saint-Hadelin Hermitage. It offers a remarkable view of the area!

Chateau de Vêves

© Chateau de Vêves

Near Falaën, the ruins of Montaigle castle will incite the poet in you! With some imagination, you will be transported to the Middle Ages. The valleys of the Molignée and the Meuse also reveal the romantic remains of ancient fortresses. It’s the ideal starting point for a great getaway for two!

Anhée

© Reporter on the road

Continue your stroll through the Molignée valley to Sosoye and its remarkable panorama from the listed “Ranzinelle Mountain” site, downstream from the Maredsous Abbey.

Condroz Sosoye randonnée

© Joseph Havenne

Land of Herve

Another region, another romantic opportunity in the Pays de Herve!

In Clermont-sur-Berwinne, you can find several accommodations and gastronomic stops, such as the Charmes-Chambertin, located in an impressive building from 1739 or the gite of the Château de Crawhez and its wellness area located in an old farmhouse next to the castle built in 1551. Make your stay more enjoyable by soaking up the atmosphere of the Place de la Halle, with its old town hall, which spans the main street and is now used as a wedding hall. That is why in Clermont we say “we get married in the street”!

Nuit Romantique à Clermont-sur-Berwinne

© Olivier Laublin

Head for the village of Limbourg, where you will stroll through the Saint-Georges square and wander through streets and alleys lined with charming houses. Soak up the medieval atmosphere of the city walls, castles, church and fountain. This former stronghold offers splendid views of the surrounding area and is the ideal starting point for rural walks through the hedged farmland of the Pays de Herve or into the green Ardennes.

Limbourg romantisme

Limbourg © Olivier Laublin

Fagne-Famenne

Head for the Fagne-Famenne region, where you can wander through the largest megalithic site in Belgium, on the edge of the village of Wéris. Dolmens, menhirs and legendary stones will bathe you in an atmosphere of mystery. Don’t forget to stop at one of the charming establishments in the area!

Ardennes

In the Ardennes, Mirwart is the ideal place for a romantic weekend: its magnificent castle, completely renovated, will welcome you for a well-being stay in an enchanting setting. After recharging your batteries in its wellness centre’s magnificent facilities, why not take a trip through the Lhomme valley in search of tranquillity?

Château de Mirwart

© Loïk Eyers

As a grande finale, be sure to visit Our for a gourmet dinner for two or a stay in one of the comfortable accommodations in the village. The river Our and its rapids run through the area, offering a pleasant environment for a stroll.

Romantic nights in the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia

Every year, on the Saturday following the summer solstice, enjoy the romantic setting of the Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia.

Les Nuits Romantiques dans les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie

© Stéphane Sabbe

The Romantic Night in the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia offers a romantic experience in a place of beauty and tradition!
Come and see places of heritage, memory and harmony! Let the magic happen and experience an evening of romance in exceptional locations!

Nuit Romantique 2019 à Ny

Nuit Romantique 2019 à Ny © Pascal Dandrimont

The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia ❤️ with authenticity at your fingertips!

15 Walks Romantic musings

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
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.

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.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart

Mirwart: immense greenery

Long hikes

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

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.

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.

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.

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
  • 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?

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
  • 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.

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.

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.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart
MIRWART

Mirwart: a castle surrounded by greenery

Short walks

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

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.

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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.