Laforêt: a village of mysteries and legends
Laforêt, an Ardennes village in the commune of Vresse-sur-Semois, is situated on the left bank of the Semois.
Are you ready for a 1 km walk in this rustic, wild, charming village?
A village of mysteries and legends, including those of Adrien de Prémorel. The large roofs, known as “faisiaux”, cover a habitat with deep volumes and all built of schist. A typical Ardennes décor completes the picture: lucky and protective hearts on the barns, oculi made of schist or the very low entrances due to the small stature of the villagers two centuries ago!
Washing and drinking troughs still exist at the edges of the village, as well as some tobacco drying sheds, which are now used for other purposes. In terms of heritage, the church of Sainte-Agathe, decorated by the well-known Namur artist Jean-Marie Londot, is worth mentioning. During the summer months, don’t hesitate to put your bravery to the test by crossing the Semois via its stunning “Pont de Claies”.
Départ “Promenade de légendes”
Centre touristique et culturel de Vresse-sur Semois
Rue Albert Raty, 83 – 5550 Vresse-sur-Semois
+32(0)61/29 28 27
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