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Follow the steps of your Neandertal ancestors in the Grotte de Spy, near Namur.

The Grotte de Spy overlooks the valley of the Orneau River, a tributary of the Sambre. It is in this stunning green setting that clues about the life of our ancestors were found.

The site is one of the most important Palaeolithic ones in Europe. In 1886, an exceptional amount of bones was discovered, leading to a major milestone in the history of science: a study led the international community to accept that humans different to modern man had once existed: the Neanderthal man had been uncovered.

To know more about the Grotte de Spy

Visit the Espace de l'Homme de Spy (an information centre dedicated to the Man of Spy) nearby.

COVID : We do our best to keep you informed. It's best, however, to check the latest news with the attraction you are visiting, or operator you have booked an activity with. The Covid Safe Certificate is mandatory, as is wearing masks for anyone over the age of 6. Planning to go for a walk in the Haute Fagnes, enjoy the magic of Christmas, maybe find a place for a well deserved break? Read our travel advice.
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.
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