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The must-sees

  • Old Castle: Overlooking the lake, a classical monument and the remains of the old medieval fortress (ramparts and entrance gatehouse)
  • La Perruque Farm (17th c.): Fenced limestone farmhouse once belonging to the Lords of Barbençon – Listed monument
  • Saint-Lambert Church (16th c.): Limestone building with gothic tower-porch dated 1589 – Listed monument
  • Barbençon Lake: A real haven of peace with a view of the castle standing on top of the old ramparts
  • Yew tree reserve: One of the last native yew reserves in Wallonia with about thirty trees – Nature reserve and remarkable trees 

Old stones’ charm

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At the origin of the Lords of Barbençon, the village was renowned for its glass and marble work. One of the most typical streets, rue des Marbriers, is a witness to this. Together with the church and presbytery area, it forms the historic heart of Barbençon. The houses of character, made of limestone rubble, are real heritage jewels.

The Gothic-Renaissance church of St. Lambert was restored in the 70s. Its interior bears witness to Barbençon’s rich past: funerary monuments of the great glass and marble masters, a high altar, a baptismal font, etc. Outside, the many historic farms take us back a few centuries: Jette Feuille and its 17th century towers, La Bouverie and La Perruque are outbuildings of the old castle.

And under the ancient ramparts of the castle, which stands proudly, the lake spreads out majestically. Bathed in calm and surrounded by flourishing nature, it invites you to relax. The place is like a fairytale.

Treat yourself to the peace and quiet of following trails and signposted paths for your greatest pleasure, whether on foot, on horseback or by bike!

 

Maison du Tourisme Pays des Lacs
Route de la Plate Taille, 99
6440 Boussu-lez-Walcourt
Tél. : +32 (0) 71/ 14 34 83
Site web

 

Office du Tourisme de Beaumont
Grand-Place 10 – 6500 Beaumont
Tél. : +32 (0) 71/58 81 91
https://www.beaumont.be/Site web

 

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News

  • Celles
  • Crupet
  • Falaën
  • Mozet
  • Sosoye
  • Thon-Samson
  • And other villages

"Six pas vers l’Art entre Samson et Lesse" in Thon-Samson and Mozet

News

The project «Six pas vers l’Art entre Samson et Lesse» is progressing rapidly! 2 new works to discover in Thon-Samson and Mozet!

  • Gros-Fays

THE GROS-FAYS FEERIES

Agenda

This Saturday, November 26th, meet in the streets of the village and around the wash house for the Féeries de Gros-Fays - 2022 edition!

  • Limbourg

Limbourg Christmas Market

Agenda

The Limbourg Christmas Market will be held on St. George's Square in Limburg on 10, 11, 16 & 17 December, to the delight of all!

  • Thon-Samson

"Six pas vers l’Art entre Samson et Lesse" in Thon-Samson

Archives News

The creation of the work that will soon be installed in Thon-Samson as part of the project "Six pas vers l’Art entre Samson et Lesse" is progressing rapidly!

  • Laforêt
laforet

Let's go for a walk in ... LAFORET

Archives

Laforêt - "La forêt racontée", "Ré - enchantons l'ordinaire", "De la forêt à Laforêt", discover or rediscover this exceptional Ardennes village set in its magnificent green setting!

  • Chassepierre
  • Nobressart
  • Torgny

Photo exhibition

Agenda News

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

News

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

  • Celles
  • Crupet
  • Falaën
  • Mozet
  • Sosoye
  • Thon-Samson
  • And other villages

Retour sur les "Arènes du Territoire/Inondations"

Town planning department

Ce mardi 29 novembre, notre MAISON DE L’URBANISME est partie à la rencontre des citoyens et des élus dans le cadre d'un ATELIER-DEBAT à ANHEE autour des INONDATIONS et d'un URBANISME RAISONNE.

  • Ragnies

Retour sur notre Balade paysagère à RAGNIES

Town planning department

Ce samedi 22 octobre, la MAISON DE L’URBANISME DES PLUS BEAUX VILLAGES DE WALLONIE est partie à la découverte du Beau Village de RAGNIES !

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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.