• 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
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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Equipement

Cafe - Car parking - Terrace

Animals

Pets allowed

Visites

Guide available/groups - FR - NL

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