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Wallonia in the WarsBy a strange twist of fate, Wallonia found itself at the frontline of three of the most important conflicts in modern European history. The years 1815, 1914-18 and 1940-45 saw this blameless region invaded, occupied, pillaged and finally liberated.
Walker's Guide to WalloniaIf you were to draw a straight line on an atlas northward from the Massif Central in France to the North Pole, the only area of high ground the line crosses is the Ardennes, shared between Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany – but mainly belonging to Wallonia, the southern part of Belgium!
Mons Commemorations November 2018In November 2018, the city of Mons, in collaboration with the municipalities of the Roeulx, Soignies and Quiévrain, wishes to commemorate with dignity the centenary of its liberation by Canadian troops. The Montois want to thank those, who a century ago, fought at the peril of their lives to defend our freedom and our rights.
Biker's Guide to WalloniaWallonia is one of biking's best kept secrets. Explore this hidden treasure on 1300km of great routes.
Carte My Wallonia Map: 30 visites insolites en WallonieDécouvrez 30 visites et activités insolites à faire absolument en Wallonie, ainsi qu’une sélection d’autres musts touristiques. Cette carte quadrilingue (français, néerlandais, anglais et allemand) fait la part belle à l’originalité de notre région grâce à une sélection de musées décalés, de lieux de patrimoine, d’activités fun et de curiosités naturelles qui présentent un intérêt insoupçonné. Téléchargez la carte My Wallonia Map et partez explorer d’autres facettes étonnantes du sud de la Belgique.
Wallonia Beer RouteBelgium is a land with a brewing tradition. This is historically ingrained in the culture for several centuries and is an integral part of the way of life in our regions. Its reputation goes beyond our borders. Beer culture is now listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Cheers !
Wallonia By BikeIf you’re planning a cycle trip to Belgium, Wallonia By Bike contains 45 possible tours, along with suggestions for themed circuits, regional and international long-distance routes, intersection-point networks, routes for the more athletic cyclists and a useful calendar of events with practical information.
365.be - Guide 2018 GBWelcome to our Guide 365.be,This edition features Wallonia’s top attractions and museums and offers all the practical information and tips you need to make your excursions a success!
Surprising DiscoveriesYour guide to creating memorable group visits to southern Belgium. Find a comfy seat and take a moment or two to turn the pages of this guide. If you have not been to Wallonia before with your group, we hope this guide will inspire you to organise and plan a memorable itinerary for them.
Did you say Famous Belgians?When a Belgian arrives in the UK for the first time, he or she does not necessarily expect the usual reaction of the British when they realise they are dealing with a Belgian: “You’re Belgian? Really?... Ha! Can you name more than five famous Belgians?.” When we then start enthusiastically listing some of our favourite national icons, we are again surprised by the disbelieving looks on the faces of our new British friends.... and we usually end up being invited to the next pub quiz with their friends and relatives :-)
Wallonia, your Golf DestinationThere are about 40 golf courses in Wallonia which welcome fans of the little white ball. The courses vary in type, with some designed by legends like Simpson. The fairways cross the Walloon landscape through woodlands and by lakesides. They offer challenges along the way, to both experienced players and beginners. For weekends or during the week, for a relaxing day or a business trip, there are packages that will satisfy all your golfing needs. Whether you’re staying in a city centre hotel, a guest house or a family holiday home in the countryside, there’s always a golf course to explore nearby. In Wallonia, expect the unexpected! It’s only a swing away!
28 Food-loving ToursA Taste of the Good Life – it’s all about paying tribute to our cooks, farmers, artisans; those men and women who have decided to make their passion their profession. A passion which all of Wallonia appreciates! Our region stands out for the diversity, quality and uniqueness of its produce. Today, there are more than 500 types of cheese; every week a new brewery opens; every year a million bottles of wine can be found alongside our famous brandies and liqueurs or artisanal juices.
Revealed: Wallonia boast some of the finest food in Europe..In this magazine, we introduce you to a few Walloons who helped shape Belgium of today, as well as some of its artists. We also highlight the diversity of its unique gastronomy, wine, cheeses and... beers or course.
Cycling in East BelgiumCycling in the ‘Haute Fagnes’, Belgium's Wild Place. There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in Belgium. This high plateau above Spa, some of which is protected as a nature reserve, extends eastwards beyond the German border, and includes the vast forest of Hertogenwald. 850 km of cycle paths, 17 themed itineraries and a former railway line converted into a cycle path crossing 3 countries thought fascinating countryside. The choice is yours.
Battlefields GuideAs everyone knows, the First World War was particularly bloody, causing millions of casualties. Mons did not escape the destructive wave of events and, against its will, played host to major and tragic events.
Music Tours to WalloniaWhy visit Wallonia? Music specialist "OneStage Concert Tours UK" explains and shares the feedback of their clients returning from performing in Southern Belgium with their Orchestras, Bands and Choirs.
Surprising WalloniaDiscover some of the things that make Wallonia unique: people, places, traditions and activities that capture its often quirky character. The word for unusual or strange is 'Insolite' in French (and Walloon) but in a good way. Read on and you will get the picture.
Heading for the Hills in Southern BelgiumWelcome to Wallonia. Looking for a motoring holiday with a difference? Belgium isn’t all billiard-table flat. Drive south-east and shift the gearbox up and down for an enervating tour of the gloriously wooded Ardennes.
Memorial Tourism in the Province of LiègeTwice in a quarter of a century the Liège region had the tragic misfortune of being on the front line of major clashes that involved Belgium. Constructed at the end of the 19th century, the "Fortified Position of Liege" had to sustain the assault of August 1914 and then, strengthened and rearmed, the attack of May 1940. No fewer than eleven fortresses can still be visited.
The province of Namur at the heart of the Great WarAs at Liège, Namur had been fortified between 1888 and 1892 with the construction of a ring of nine forts around the town to defend the Sambre and Meuse Rivers. The strategic importance of controlling the access to the valleys of the Sambre and the Meuse rivers offer a natural explanation for the strong presence of military operations in the region.
Did you say Belgian Heroes?In this booklet, we are honoring a number of our "heroes" for their act of resistance during one of the two world wars.
Wallonia Wine And Spirits RouteBelgians are great lovers of wines and spirits which they like to associate with the culinary arts and also with cultural and social exchanges.