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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


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

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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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