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Located in the northwest of Wallonia, the Hennuyer plateau comprises the territories of Hainaut on either side of the Haine plain. Like the other silt regions, it has a gentle and uniform relief comprising plains and low plateaus traversed by flat valleys. Only the “Pays des Collines” (Land of Hills, North-East of Tournai) is hillier.

 

Natural heritage

Located in the northwest of Wallonia, the Hennuyer plateau comprises the territories of Hainaut on either side of the Haine plain. Like the other silt regions, it has a gentle and uniform relief comprising plains and low plateaus traversed by flat valleys. Only the “Pays des Collines” (Land of Hills) is hillier.

The landscape of the Hennuyer plateau is organised according to an Openfield model. The region is thus characterised by the almost exclusive presence of crops and the absence of fences around the fields. Most villages are grouped in a non-linear way without any specific arrangement and surrounded by meadows. Others are located at the bottom of more undulating valleys, shaped by the region’s waterways. Beyond this, the landscape consists of large expanses of fields punctuated by a few large, isolated farms. The woodlands areas are located on the steeper slopes with poorer quality soils. This configuration has shaped roads and paths in a star shape, leading from the village centres to the croplands or other villages.

The “Pays de Collines” has yet another type of arrangement. Like the Pays de Herve, it is organised in a bocage, a rare arrangement which is worth a visit. The meadows are surrounded by hedges, and the villages are smaller, with more scattered dwellings.

Heritage buildings

In the villages, you can observe some very characteristic architecture. The dwellings have only one dimension, often without an upper floor, not very deep, with a sloping roof. During the 19th century, the buildings were gradually raised by half a floor and subsequently by a full floor. Outside of the villages, farms of varying sizes mark the landscape. From the “block” house built in one piece to the farm with an enclosed courtyard, the heritage buildings of the Hainaut plateau demonstrate great diversity.

The majority of the houses have a dark red brick and orange tiles, in hearty colours that bring warmth to the landscape. In the north, the houses are nuanced by the whitewash of the masonry, and in the south, by the darker tones of the grey slates and tiles.

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  • Chassepierre
  • Nobressart
  • Torgny

Photo exhibition

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Outdoor exhibition of photos of the winners of the "Regards sur la Lorraine" competition in the heart of the 3 Lorraine villages.

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

NEW/ Brochure Authenticity in the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia - 2022-2023 edition

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Our new brochure "Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie - L'Authenticité à portée de main" is out! Discover it here!

  • Soiron

THE ROMANTIC NIGHT - SOIRON

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On the night of the summer solstice, experience a magical and romantic night in the heart of our Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia!

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THE ROMANTIC NIGHT - OUR

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

  • 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"!

  • 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)

  • Chassepierre
  • Nobressart
  • Torgny
La magie est ici - Chassepierre (Florenville) - © Miguel DÍAZ-FERNÁNDEZ

CONCOURS PHOTOS «Regards sur la Lorraine» - AND THE WINNER IS …

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Notre concours photos «Regards sur la Lorraine» s’achève! Voici les lauréats!

  • Limbourg

FOCUS: Les Balades Romantiques des Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie, c’était ce week-end à Limbourg!

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La balade romantique organisée ce samedi 18 juin à Limbourg a réuni pas moins de 270 participants. Retour sur l’évènement!

  • Limbourg

Retour sur l'inauguration de la Place Saint-Georges à LIMBOURG

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Ce samedi 18 juin se tenait, dans le Beau Village de Limbourg, l’inauguration de la magnifique place Saint-Georges. Retour en images sur ce très bel après-midi !

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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.