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The aptly named Laforêt is located along the Semois in the heart of the Ardennes woodland. This rustic and charming place has kept many traces of the past emerging from the greenery.

You can still admire old schist buildings, two washhouses and circular drinking troughs, but above all, the old tobacco drying sheds, souvenirs of an activity that made the region rich.

During the hike, walk along the Semois and enjoy its meanders between steep wooded slopes. In summer, cross the famous “Pont de Claies”, which is reopened between mid-June and mid-September!

Tourist sites

  • Washhouse, fountain and watering place: Listed monument and site
  • Tobacco drying sheds
  • Laforêt alluvial forest: Site of Great Biological Interest “Natura 2000
  • Saint-Lambert Bridge: Listed monument and site
  • Semois Valley: Site of Great Biological Interest “Natura 2000
  • Île de Mouzaive and the bed of the Semois: classified site
  • Nature reserve: Former slate quarry of Laforêt
  • Pont de Claies and its island: Temporary bridge made up of woven wooden racks
  • Landscape interest area: Over the entire route!

Practical information

Ce circuit vous est proposé en partenariat avec l’Office du Tourisme de Vresse-sur-Semois.

Centre touristique et culturel de Vresse s/ Semois
Rue Albert Raty, 83
5550 Vresse-sur-Semois
Tél. : +32 (0) 61/29 28 27
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Number
of kilometres: 
12,5 km

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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.