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Barbençon

Barbençon, flanked by its medieval castle, opens the doors to the history of marble and glass workers. Its historic centre is brimming with characterful houses, and its lake invites relaxation.

Province : Hainaut Municipality : Beaumont Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Lompret

Lompret is hiding a queen: nature. If the silhouette of the old feudal castle can still be made out, the Eau Blanche, a generous river, buzzes around the majestic, century-old yew trees.

Province : Hainaut Municipality : Chimay Region : Fagne-Famenne
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My

In the heart of the village, between the old castle farm, the farmhouse and the limestone church, the old lime tree dominates with its 3.77 m circumference and will tell you about its former Lords.

Province : Namur Municipality : Ferrières Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Ny

Between the light and dark grey tones, the limestone houses of Ny respond to the many fountains present. The water sings and lulls the streets with a gentle melody.

Province : Namur Municipality : Hotton Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Sohier en fleurs

Sohier

Blue, red, mauve and yellow flash across the façades of the houses in the main street. In Sohier, flowers are as important as the castle and the richness of the stone houses.

Province : Namur Municipality : Wellin Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Soulme paysage

Soulme

Well protected behind the hill overlooking the Hermeton valley, this small village of about fifty beautiful houses and stone farms still lives to the rhythm of the seasons and the work in the fields.

Province : Namur Municipality : Doische Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Vierves-sur-Viroin

Vierves-sur-Viroin

Flanked on a hillside, the village unfolds its streets, alleys and stairs like a waterfall towards the Viroin. Bathed in exceptional flora and fauna, the houses stand at the foot of the castle.

Province : Namur Municipality : Viroinval Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Wéris

At the corner of a path, a stone bed emerges, empty! In these inspiring lands, legends are popular. The sandstone and half-timbered houses, all with flowers, add to the village's charm.

Province : Namur Municipality : Durbuy Region : Fagne-Famenne
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Presentation

The Fagne-Famenne region consists of a vast depression with an extensive network of waterways. Stretched out between the Condroz plateau and the wooded areas of the Ardennes, this landscape offers a generally peaceful relief, structured by alternating strips of woodland and meadows punctuated by villages.

A particular landscape area, the “Calestienne”, hems in the shale depression of Fagne (west of the Meuse) and Famenne (east of the Meuse), thus ensuring a transition towards the edge of the Ardennes plateau. This narrow limestone plateau is enlivened by elongated hills called “tiennes”.

Natural heritage

Stretched out between the Condroz plateau and the wooded areas of the Ardennes, this landscape offers a generally peaceful relief, structured by alternating strips of woodland and meadows punctuated by villages. A particular landscape area, the “Calestienne”, borders the shale depression of Fagne (west of the Meuse) and Famenne (east of the Meuse), thus ensuring a transition towards the edge of the Ardennes plateau. This narrow limestone plateau is enlivened by elongated hills called “tiennes”.

In this natural setting, people settled mainly in the southern part of the region, looking for contact zones between the limestone plateau and the shale depression, which was more suitable for the construction of villages. This rural landscape fabric of the Fagne-Famenne determined an agricultural structure belonging to the Openfield model dominated by meadows.

The various land uses were thus staggered according to the relief. With its poor, damp soil, the bottom of the shale valley is home to meadows and orchards where a few hedges remain in the form of untrimmed shrubbery. The flat areas of the limestone plateau, rich in nutrients, are covered in non-enclosed crops, while the steepest hillsides and narrow limestone plateaus of elongated hills (called “tiennes”), with skeletal soils, belong to woods and limestone grasslands. Once grazed by sheep, these grasslands conceal a natural environment of exceptional biodiversity.

Heritage buildings

In Famenne, most villages are densely populated, with buildings very close to one another, but without joining together. Often located on a hillside, the villages are laid out in layers on the relief while carefully avoiding the bottom of the depression. On the Fagne side, a scattered settlement is frequently sandwiched between the villages.

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THE ROMANTIC NIGHT

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Experience a magical and romantic night in the heart of our Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia

  • Mirwart

NEW/ Mirwart Castle: hotel - restaurant - event venue

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Are you looking for a place to stay for a weekend, a gastronomic break, an event or a seminar? Then come to the enchanting setting of Mirwart Castle!

  • Falaën

NEW/ Forge-Toi in Falaën

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Opening of a kitchen with character in the beautiful village of Falaën (Onhaye).

  • Crupet

Passeur de Terroir - Crupet

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Marcel Dauwen is a passionate volunteer. For years he has been looking after the "Little Heritage", especially that of Crupet, his favourite village.

  • Aubechies
  • Barbençon
  • Celles
  • Chardeneux
  • Chassepierre
  • Clermont-sur-Berwinne
  • And other villages

NEW/ Welcome to the new website of the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia!

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A new design and new features for our new website! We explain it all to you!

  • Sosoye

"L'eau de vie" de Sosoye, par Norska

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Circuit "Six steps towards Art between Samson and Lesse": "L’eau de vie de Sosoye", imagined and realised by the artist Norska, has just found its place in the heart of the village of Sosoye!

  • Mozet
  • Thon-Samson

Six steps towards art between Samson and Lesse

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Call for projects for the villages of Thon-Samson and Mozet

  • Wéris

The "Four Musical Seasons of the BWV" - Act III: CLASSICAL / WORLD MUSIC CONCERT

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DUO KIASMA (Pierre Fontenelle on cello and Frin Wotter on accordion) will perform works by: Vivaldi - Rameau - Villa-Lobos - Piazzola - Garcia-Fons- Traditional Irish music)

  • Limbourg

Romantic WALK

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Walk of +/- 5Km around the village along roads, paths and meadows

  • Saint-Remy-Geest

The NETWORK of the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia is growing!

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Het dorp SAINT-REMY-GEEST, gelegen in de gemeente JODOIGNE, is toegetreden tot "Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie"!

  • Chassepierre
  • Nobressart
  • Torgny
Ferme classée à Torgny

ARTISTIC PHOTO CONTEST

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Are you a professional photographer, an enthusiast or just an amateur?
Take part in our first photo competition and showcase the beauty of our region.

  • Aubechies
  • Barbençon
  • Celles
  • Chardeneux
  • Chassepierre
  • Clermont-sur-Berwinne
  • And other villages

CITIZENS' DEBATES ON URBAN SPRAWL!

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Between October and December 2020, the "Arènes du Territoire" were organised by the eight Maisons de l'Urbanisme with the aim of reflecting on the issues affecting Walloon regional planning. 

  • Wéris

Landschappelijke en stedenbouwkundige analyse van het dorp Wéris

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The Houses of Urbanism of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia" and "Famenne-Ardenne" invite you to discover or rediscover the Village of Wéris.

  • Celles
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Easter concert "PHENIX" in Celles

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The association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia proposes, on the airwaves of several local TV stations, a concert recorded in the Collegiate Church of Saint-Hadelin in Celles.

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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.