Chimay, superb architecture and terroir products

You probably already are familiar with the name. Yes! This is where the famous Trappist beer and cheese are made, more specifically at the Notre Dame de Scourmont Abbey on the outskirts of the city. In the Espace Chimay, visitors can learn a few secrets about these two stars of the local terroir.

Chimay a principality, where the descendants of the Princes of Chimay still live. This noble family left its seal on the city. One of the fountains is a tribute to the beauty of Madame Tallien, for example. The dowager Elisabeth de Caraman, very much loved by the people of Chimay, proved a wonderful ambassador for her region, even taking visitors herself around her ancestral home.

This friendly city has no lack of historical buildings, from its Vieille Tour to the collegiate church, topped with a voluptuous bell tower. Its ramparts offer a lovely family stroll, while its steep but picturesque streets will take you to its castle castle.

Nature lovers will delight in the many walk opportunities around the town. There are fantastic signed trails for hikers and cyclists and even a node network to make it easier to find your way. Amongst the poetic destinations to discover is the Aquascope and and Grange aux papillons filled with butterflies..