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Traditional settlements

Characteristic of a region, a village, discover the traditional village settlements and the elements of rural heritage which comprise them.

Type of discoveries
Hesbaye
  • Mélin

Gobertange stone

Traditional settlements

The stone of the villages of the "Vallée Blanche"

Ardennes
  • Our

Multicellular farm in Our

Traditional settlements

With its elongated layout parallel to the road, it seems to guard the access to the old shale bridge.

Ardennes
  • Gros-Fays

Gros-Fays Mill

Traditional settlements

The origins of this former flour mill date back to at least 1619 and it was the site of local resistance during the Second World War.

Ardennes
  • Our
Maison de journalier à Our

Small day labourer’s house in Our

Traditional settlements

A single room on the ground floor and a bedroom upstairs for this house which had all the amenities.

Hennuyer silty plateau
  • Ragnies
Maison Mascart à Ragnies

“Château Mascart” or “Spanish House” in Ragnies

Traditional settlements

A traditional style tinged with baroque for this remarkable early 18th century building.

Ardennes
  • Gros-Fays
habitat traditionnel à Gros-Fays

Traditional Ardennes dwellings in Gros-Fays

Traditional settlements

A traditional house shaped to adapt to the rigours of the region's climate.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Lompret
LOMPRET ancien moulin Vaulx

Old mill of Vaulx

Traditional settlements

Protected by its imposing roof and tucked away at the bottom of the valley, the Vaulx mill took advantage of the convergence of the natural elements.

Fagne-Famenne
  • Wéris

House of Megaliths

Traditional settlements

An ideal starting point for exploring the village of Wéris, the region and the famous megalithic field.

Ardennes
  • Mirwart

Old Mill of Mirwart

Traditional settlements

A privileged location, at the bottom of the valley and taking advantage of the natural elements, for this old mill whose origins date back to the year 1600.

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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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