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The must-sees

  • Castle farm (16th & 17th c.): Former seat of a land seigniory developed from a medieval keep
  • Old school and Town hall (19th c.): Classical brick building
  • The Forge Castle (18th c.): An impressive classical residence, the former property of the Master of the Forges, with a tower of medieval inspiration (Outside the village – 1 km)
  • Ruins of the Samson Fortress: Ruins standing on a rocky promontory above the confluence of the Samson and the Meuse – Listed site
  • Samson Valley: Typical valley and site of great biological interest “Natura 2000”


A village of castles

History has always distinguished between Thon and Samson: along their winding streets, the two towns have their urban and heritage characteristics specific to their location. The diversity of Samson’s natural resources complements the beautiful homogeneity of the stunning Condroz building in Thon limestone. Today, the two together make a pair. Thon is situated in a small valley and is centred around the main street, where you will find the classical church of Saint-Rémi and the splendid 17th century castle farm.

Samson stretches its dwellings along the valley of the Samson, a river that flows a few hectometres further north into the Meuse. Samson is located on both river banks connected by a footbridge. On the heights, you can see the ruins of a fortress. Only two towers remain. Not far from there, the “Samson rocks” have been listed since 1944. From there, wide expanses of farmland offer breathtaking views of the Meuse valley. And just a few kilometres away, the Scladina Grotto reveals the bowels of the earth.  With its museum, it is a major prehistoric excavation site in Belgium.


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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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