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The high cliff of Franc Bois has watched over the village and the remains of the feudal castle since ancient times.

The suggested walk takes you through a natural environment full of calm and diversity, where the forest valleys combine harmoniously with the white waters of the rivers. A rare feature is that the walk takes place almost entirely in a Natura 2000 site included in a Landscape Interest Area.

So take a stroll, admire the winding meanders, the limestone lawns, the native yew trees, and the restored old orchards and enjoy the scenery!

Tourist sites

  • Historic core of Lompret: listed site
  • Terne Meuny: former castle gardens, “Grotte de Lompret” nature reserve and remarkable trees: classified Dutch lime trees
  • Vallée de l’Eau Blanche: “Natura 2000” site of great biological interest
  • Étangs de Virelles nature reserve (off itinerary 250m)
  • RAVeL (outside the 500m itinerary): Chimay-Mariembourg line and old viaduct
  • Viewpoint: Village of Vaulx
  • Limestone grassland: Site of Great Biological Interest “Natura 2000
  • Panorama “Roche du Camp Romain” – Landscape area (off the 500m route): Village of Lompret and Vallée de l’Eau Blanche
  • Classified site of the Franc Bois (outside the 500m route): Endemic yew station: Exceptional heritage of Wallonia

Practical information

Ce circuit vous est proposé en partenariat avec le Syndicat d’Initiative de Chimay.

Syndicat d’Initiative de Chimay
Rue de Noailles, 6
6460 Chimay
Tél. : +32 (0)60/ 21 18 46
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of kilometres: 
13,2 (6,6 + 6,6) km

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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.

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