• Attractions
  • Châteaux
  • Architectural heritage

Located just a few kilometres from Dinant, the Poilvache ruins overlook the Meuse river and the charming village of Houx. These remains, which date from the 13th and 15th century, are well worth stopping by and are listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.

A stunning nature reserve

The walls, partly reclaimed by nature put the focus on biodiversity. Along your visit, you will see quite a varied flora: black pines, hawthorns, larches, celandines, dogwood...

A breathtaking view

Poilvache has always inspired poets and writers: gorgeous panorama on the Meuse river, Yvoir bridge, the Crèvecoeur ruins, remains of a large medieval house, a well, shafts, 9 towers....

Practical information

  • Access is free
  • Guided tours possible
  • Parking on site
  • Pets welcomed if kept on leash
  • Not accessible to PRMs
  • Duration of the visit: 45 mn-1 h
COVID : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia.  Infos

Before getting on the road, do contact the closest tourist office to your destination. If you are going to the Hautes Fagnes, please remember the number of visitors is limited each day. The Hautes Fagnes Tourist Office will give you the latest details. The Luxembourg and East Cantons Tourist Office will give you the ski slopes opening times. For additional skiing and winter sports information in Belgium, you can contact the East Contons Tourist Office.

This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


Cafe - Car parking - Terrace


Pets allowed


Guide available/groups - FR - NL

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