Located at the edge of the Fagne and Thiérache regions, Chimay is famous for its beer, cheese and castle built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Eau Blanche river.

Constructed in late Renaissance style, Chimay originally belonged to the de Croÿ family, and was passed on in 1804 to a descendant of Pierre-Paul Riquet, who built the Midi Canal. Today you can visit the newly renovated castle armed with an iPad and discover the history of the Chimay Princes thanks to a stunning 3D show within the castle's theatre.

The Grand-Place and the Collegiate Church of St Pierre and St Paul give the town a dignity all of its own.

Nature lovers will enjoy the numerous walking trails in the forest and the surrounding countryside. And if you enjoy bird-watching, Lake Virelles is only a stone's throw away.

Nearby, the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey is where the Cistercian monks make the internationally famous Chimay Trappist beers and cheeses.

Prepare your trip to Chimay

Attractions & activities around Chimay