- The most beautiful villages of Wallonia
Part of the Viroin-Hermeton nature park, Vierves-sur-Viroin's beauty is highlighted by its many meadows. Nearby can also be found the stunning Comtes de Hamal castle, an iconic site in the region. But to really have a dream view of the village, make sure to come on the local steam train...
This sweet little village was settled along the Viroin river, hence its name. Its network of narrow streets lined with stone houses, give it a Mediterranean feel. Look out for the covered 19th-century washhouse which allowed women to do their laundry no matter what the weather was like.
A stunning castle
The Château des Comtes de Hamal can be admired from the village. Modified through centuries, it remains of a classical style. Its former owners had an impressive neo-classical mausoleum built in the local cemetery.
The steam train
The region enjoys a rare landscape: on the limestone soil grows calcicole grass, which shelters a very specific flora and fauna. To better enjoy the view, take the steam train going from Mariembourg to Treignes, via Vierves.
A cheerful atmosphere
Every year in February takes place the traditional Carnival of Vierves-sur Viroin. Mardi Gras is, of course, the most expected event of the day: the procession starts at 4 pm and is followed by a bonfire. Why not dress up and join in this folkloric event, one of the oldest in the country?
Le Petit Menil serves terroir products (as well as game dishes in season) in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Guests can set by the open fire in winter - perfect! This restaurant also has 11 hotel rooms should you wish to stay longer.
La Folie des Saveurs find inspiration in French dishes but also proves perfect to share a drink with friends. The menu features fresh, quality ingredients. The chef's signature is entrecôte - make sure to try it!