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The must-sees

  • Megalithic site: The largest megalithic field in Belgium, stretching over 8 km and consisting of two dolmens and menhirs – Exceptional heritage of Wallonia
  • The Roman Church of Sainte-Walburge (11th c.): In the enclosure of the old cemetery stands the Roman church built of limestone, puddingstone and ferruginous sandstone, reworked in the 16th and 18th centuries – Listed monument
  • Old fortified house: Antique fortified house of limestone and sandstone, witness to the medieval past of the village
  • Organic construction: Building with unusual shapes built with recycled materials such as sandstone and limestone, wood or slate
  • Interpretive tour: Discovery tour of the village with educational boards (Starting point: Place Arsène Soreil)

 

Old stones …

It is in the surrounding countryside of Wéris, between fields and meadows, on a plateau with colourful landscapes on the banks of the Ourthe and Aisne rivers, that the stones of legend have found refuge: here, “La Pierre Haina” (The Haina Stone), there, “Le Pas Bayard” (The Bayard Pass), and further on, “Le Lit du Diable” (The Devil’s Bed). Built of local puddingstone, these stones and many others make up the largest concentration of megaliths, dolmens or menhirs, the best preserved in the country, a site classified as exceptional heritage in Wallonia. Leaving history behind, the paths lead you to the heart of a charming rural village with a rich heritage of irregularly laid out streets and alleys.

 

There are half-timbered limestone and sandstone houses and farms. An old fortified house, a modest timber-framed dwelling, give way here and there to elements as distinctive as bakehouses, chapels and remarkable trees. All this is gathered around the Roman church of Saint Walburge. The listed church dates from the 11th century but was particularly altered in the 16th and 18th centuries. Its stained glass windows recently underwent a major renovation.

Finally, the visit can end with a glass of Dolmenius, a homemade beer that cannot be found anywhere else.

 

The audios

The church

The caste farm

The Oppagne dolmen

The Haina stone

The museum

Maison du Tourisme Famenne-Ardenne Ourthe & Lesse
Place de l’Etang, 15
6900 Marche-en-Famenne
Tél. : + 32 (0)84/ 34 53 27
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Office du Tourisme de Durbuy
Place aux Foires, 25
6940 Durbuy
Tél. : + 32 (0)86/66 01 80
Site web

 

Syndicat d’Initiative de Durbuy
Place aux Foires, 25
6940 Durbuy
Tél. : + 32 (0)86/21 24 28

 

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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.