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.
Come and enjoy the activities in and around our villages with your family. It’s the perfect way to satisfy both young and old!
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 !
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…!
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!
Aubechies is a little green village near Beloeil in the province of Hainaut.
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.
Reminiscent of a very powerful lordship, the locality is mentioned as early as 874.
On the banks of a river, Vierves-sur-Viroin is embellished by the green meadows and limestone hills surrounding it.
As an Ardennes’ reflection, Gros-fays is made up of traditional stone houses.
Chassepierre most likely owes its name to the two Latin words "Casa Petra, " meaning "house of stone".
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.
An enchanting walk to discover the superb megalithic monuments, which form the core of the folklore of the most beautiful village of Wéris.
Nestled in the valley of the Saint-Hadelin stream, Celles is an authentic pearl of the Namur Condroz.
Mirwart is a small picturesque village that time seems to have spared.
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?
The village lies in a beautiful green setting, away from the main roads, which gives its streets a traditional atmosphere.
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.
A short distance from Jodoigne, Mélin is hidden in a hilly agricultural landscape bordered by woods.
The meandering of the wild and picturesque Molignée will lead you to the heart of Sosoye, whether you come from Falaën or Maredret.
Gros-Fays is an island of greenery with traditional schist houses in the middle of its meadows and farmland.
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.
The village nestles in the hollow of the Our valley, gently eroded over time.
From the heights, your eye zooms in on the village and the castle of the Counts of Hamal.
Ny owes its beauty to the subtle combination of stone and water.
Historically distinguished, Thon and Samson are now united in a dual locality asserting its Condroz identity.
In the heart of an amphitheatre-like valley, in a gentle landscape, Nobressart appears.
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.
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.
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.
Embedded in a deep gorge, the small village of Sosoye flourishes in a widening valley where the waters of the Molignée meander lazily.
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.
Crupet flourishes in a tumultuous relief shaped by several streams running down its peaks.
Mozet is nestled in a green setting in the hollows of the Condroz hills.
In a colourful environment of pastures, groves and crops, Sohier unfolds before your eyes many old stone farmhouses on the spine of a ridge.
A southern village in Lorraine, Torgny is protected from the northern breezes by the surrounding forest.
In the heart of a narrow meander of the Eau Blanche, the small village of Lompret emerges in a site shrouded in greenery.
Welcome to the footsteps of Saint-Hadelin, to Celles, in the Namur Condroz.
In the Famenne region of Liège, the peaceful village of My will delight heritage lovers and hiking enthusiasts.
On the edge of the Ardennes, Nobressart stretches out in a hemicycle of soft green.
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.
The village of Aubechies is set against a backdrop of crops and meadows where the eye can wander in a particularly rural setting.
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.
Located in the Hauts-Pays Natural Park, the village owes its name to its location on a rock dominated by the Notre-Dame church.
Mozet is surrounded by greenery: meadows, groves and gardens surround this charming little village with a medieval feel.
The aptly named Laforêt is located along the Semois in the heart of the Ardennes woodland.
The heart of Lompret is nestled about 5 kilometres from Chimay.
The birthplace of the Lords of Barbençon, the village was renowned for its glass and marble work.
This 90-kilometre tour reveals the beauties of 4 beautiful and authentic villages for discovering one of the most emblematic regions of Wallonia.
In Clermont, you can plunge into the unique landscape of the Pays de Herve with both feet.
Laforêt, an Ardennes village in the commune of Vresse-sur-Semois, is situated on the left bank of the Semois.
Nestled in a gently undulating agricultural landscape bordered by woods, the town plays the role of a flirt.
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.
In the deep part of the Famenne and Ardenne regions, in this green environment emerges a grey-tinted silhouette with everything to please...
Nestled in the heart of a wide valley with wooded ridges and two streams, the village subtly blends stone and water.
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.
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!
In the Namur Condroz, the village of Thon-Samson is set in a shimmering landscape overlooking the valleys of the Meuse and the Samson.
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