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The must-sees

  • Old Castle: Former feudal dwelling restored as a hotel opposite the ruins of an old barn
  • Old Mill: A typical building on the Fagne with a diversion bay and water reservoir
  • Franc Bois Site (viewpoint): Natural site with steep hillsides covered with one of the rare native yew tree reserves – Exceptional heritage of Wallonia 
  • The Eau Blanche Valley: Meandering river – Site of great biological interest “Natura 2000”
  • Virelles Aquascope: Nature centre with interactive discovery area and outdoor discovery trail alongside the ponds (Outside the village – 4 km)

 

A village between water and gardens

Between two steep hillsides covered with maple groves, the Eau Blanche flows as mistress of the area, embracing the small village of Lompret in its pure meander. Everything is natural here, and the village is nestled in this setting of greenery and the rugged limestone cliffs of the “Franc Bois“. Occupied a long time ago by the Gauls, then the Romans, the village was built on the traces of an ancient feudal castle of which only a few ruins remain today. The long limestone houses from the 18th and 19th centuries are resting on a wide avenue, not far from the parish church of St. Nicholas. A magnificent 18th century bridge links the two.

The serenity of the place invites you for a stroll, an opportunity to discover a prestigious natural site that constitutes one of the jewels of our Walloon heritage: the presence of one of the rare native yew reserves. A legend recounts that any Roman soldier who died in a foreign land had to be buried with the yew berry taken from his native country to benefit from eternal rest. But that doesn’t matter, a good local “Escavêche” (local fish dish) savoured in the village restaurant will allow you to think about it.

 

 

Maison du Tourisme Pays des Lacs
Rue de la Plate Taille, 99
6440 Boussu-Lez-Walcourt
Tél. : + 32 (0)71/ 14 34 83
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Syndicat d’Initiative de Chimay
Rue de Noailles, 6
6460 Chimay
Tél. : +32 (0)60/ 21 18 46
Site web

 

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  • 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.