- Grottoes and caves
- Woodland, nature reserve or natural area
- Walking or hiking
It is between Etalle and Virton, more precisely in Croix-Rougem that the place called "Trou des fée" (the Fairy hole) can be found. Well known by the locals, these exceptional caves feature in many legends linkeds to D’jean dMady but also to the Gaume fairies.
Stones and supernatural characters in Gaume
This natural cave, made of sandstone and home to fairies, is part of the unusual rock formations in Gaume. The rocky overhang, eroded and drilled by many cavities hides galleries, some 15-m long, dating back to when the sea filled the Paris basin,
In 2017, a 1.5 km walking trail, the Sentier des Fées (or fairy path) was added to add to the mysterious atmosphere. Here and there, star-shaped wooden plinth (the perfect size for children) offer challenges to entertain the visitors. This hike is a wonderful way to learn about the forest while playing, relax, enjoy the green scenery and fresh air... and dream of magical creatures.
Open throughout the year, this marked tail has a welcome sign at its very beginning. The Tourist information office in Virton has leaflets explaining the trail in detail.
Worked up an appetite? The restaurant "La Sapinière" serves dishes based on farm products as well as sandwiches.