Wallonia offers nature enthusiasts vast green spaces, landscaped parks, nature reserves and other protected areas.
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- Chaussée-notre-dame-louvigniesArchitectural heritage
Château de LouvigniesSet in the countryside, only a few kilometres from Soignies in the province of Hainaut, the Château de Louvignies awaits.
- La HulpeArchitectural heritage
Château de La Hulpe in the Solvay EstateThe Solvay Estate in La Hulpe, listed as "Exceptional cultural site in Wallonia", features part of the Sonian Forest and the Château de La Hulpe.
A wild flower garden at the Notre-Dame à la Rose HospitalThe high walls of white brick walls of the Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital reveal a lovely enclosed garden. Used once as the sisters' cemetery, it was replanted with herbs and wild flowers. Only a few funeral stones witness to its past.
Take a stroll in the Modave castle's parkPerched on a 60-metre-high rocky outcrop, the castle of Modave castle overlooks the Houyoux valley. Do stop by to enjoy a wonderful travel through time.
The Pairi Daiza park, a unique zoological park in BelgiumTaking a stroll through Pairi Daiza feels like a journey around the world... The World Garden takes transports you to every continent in turn, with the opportunity to admire animals as you walk: pandas, elephants, orang-outangs even. This zoological park, in the estate of the Cambron Abbey, has been named the best zoo
The Labyrinthe de Durbuy, an off the beaten path theme park in BelgiumThis off the beaten path theme park is set in nature in the Province of Luxembourg, only 30 minutes from Namur and Liège and 1 hour from Brussels.
- PROMOWaimesMuseum & discovery
The Botrange nature centre in the Hautes Fagnes-Eifel Nature ParkAt the heart of the Hautes Fagnes, the Botrange nature park helps you discover the first and largest Nature reserve in Belgium.
The Mariemont estateBuilt in the 16th century by Mary of Hungary of whom it borrowed its name, the Mariemont estate was bought in the 19th century by an important dynasty.
- PROMORochefortMuseum & discovery
Malagne, the Archéopark presenting our ancestors: the GaulsTravel back to Gallo-Roman times! In this archeopark, between gardens and vegetable patches, you will have a chance to be a blacksmith, a potter, a baker... A wonderful immersive, historical experience.
- PROMOVillers-la-villeMuseum & discovery
The Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritageThe Villers Abbey, built in 1146, now in ruins is a stunning witness of how the Cistercian Monks lived. The site is considered one of the most complete in Europe as it features remains of all the buildings used daily.
Domaine provincial de Chevetogne: creativity and surprises amidst a green settingThe Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne, which stretches over 550 hectares, is sure to delight you with its many surprises throughout its green spaces and its
- PROMOSeneffeMuseum & discovery
The Château de Seneffe and its estate | The Silverware MuseumThe Château de Seneffe estate and its Museum feature one of Belgium's most important silverware collections.
- PROMOLavaux-sainte-anneMuseum & discovery
The castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, nature and cultural heritage in RochefortThe castle of Lavaux-Saint-Anne, its three museums, its park and gardens in the province of Namur are sure to enchant you. This magnificent castle on the plain of Wallonia is a mere 16 km from Rochefort, 23 from the French border.
- Han-sur-lesseAdventure sports
The new speleology trail at the Domaine des Grottes de Han gives access to galleries usually not open to the publicA new speleology trail at the Domaine des Grottes de Han gives visitors the chance to explore caves never opened to the public before.
The water gardens of Annevoie, between Namur and DinantDiscover these amazing gardens, created 250 years ago and considered one of Wallonia's cultural treasures. How could anyone resist taking a stroll between the fountains, waterfalls, ponds and stunning combination of French, Italian and English style gardens?
- PROMOBeloeilMuseum & discovery
The Château de Beloeil estate, the Belgian VersaillesBuilt in the 14th century, this massive turreted chateau is surrounded by a wide moat connected to a series of lakes and channels which wind through one of the largest and most ornate French-style gardens in Belgium.
- PROMOAmayMuseum & discovery
The Château de Jehay, a Mosan Renaissance gem in AmayLocated in the province of Liège, the Château de Jehay offers a remarkable architecture, unique in Europe. This impressive historical building, surrounded by moats, seems to appear as if by magic as you walk past the forest.
- PROMOHastièreArchitectural heritage
The Château de Freÿr-sur-Meuse and its gardensFreÿr sur Meuse, a Renaissance castle with stunning gardens, is part of Wallonia's protected architectural heritage.
A surreal field of pagodas in BeauchevainThe famous Walloom singer and songwriter expressed his creativity in many ways, not only in words. Here, in the midst of nature and fields, he built a circle of 36 surprising pagodas. Really worth a detour if you are in the area.
- MartelangeNature reserve
Parc Naturel de la Haute-Sûre et de la Forêt d'AnlierThe Parc Naturel Haute-Sûre Forêt d'Anlier, in the province of Luxembourg, is shaped around the Haute Sûre basin and the Anlier forest.
- NadrinNature reserve
The Rock of Hérou: stunning views over the regionThe Rock of Hérou, listed as part of the cultural heritage of Wallonia, is a surprising natural site, which you can discover when walking along the Ourthe river.
- La Roche-en-ardenneKayak, canoe or rafting
Lake Nisramont and its damLake Nisramont and its dam invite you for a walk in the heart of the Ardenne: a place where nature, leisure and technology meet.
The Castel Saint-Pierre park in BeauraingTake a stroll through the enchanting setting of the Parc du Castel Saint-Pierre: a 27 hectares estate in the town centre, complete with ponds, walking paths and a splendid house.
- TellinNature reserve
The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geosite admired by geologistsThis former quarry presents remarkable stratigraphic cross sections from the lowermost Givetian (rock formation from the Givetian period). It is frequently visited by geology students from universities all over Belgium and anyone wishing to get a better insight into the field of biostratigraphy.
The Château van der Straten and its parkMarche-en-Famenne's town hall, a beautifully renovated castle, is surrounded by a stunning park, planted with remarkable trees. Why not take a stroll there?
- FlorenvilleWalking or hiking
La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gemLa Roche à l'Appel, by the French border, is a fascinating geological curiosity found in one of the main natural reserves in Ardenne and Gaume. The site presents itself as a chaotic pile of conglomerate stones (Fépin's pudding stone), right in the Muno forest.
- GenvalNature reserve
Lake Genval, a natural gem South East of BrusselsThis large stretch of water (18 hectares) is set in a a pleasant natural setting, perfect for walks.
- ViroinvalNature reserve
Viroin-Hermeton nature parkThis beautiful natural site stretches over the commune of Viroinval in the commune of Namur, right between the Ardenne and the Calestienne regions.
- HottonArchitectural heritage
Château de DeulinBuilt in 1758 by Guillaume-Joseph de Harlez, completed and decorated by his son, Simon-Joseph de Harlez in the 1770s.
- RochefortNature reserve
The Famenne-Ardenne Geopark | Tourism, heritage and geology in WalloniaWallonia now has its very own UNESCO geopark, in Famenne-Ardenne. Discover how stunning and varied the landscapes of the regions are: a perfect day out with friends and family.
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