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From a multi sensory meditation path in the grounds of an abbey to an underground walk displaying nature as the artist in a 300 million year old cave sculpted by the Eau de Noir river..  Wallonia takes you off the beaten track.

Visit some amazing places, extraordinary tourist attractions or lesser-known museums that invite you to view unique collections patiently gathered by enthusiasts.

You can stroll along magical or mysterious trails. Be amazed by unique artistic works and installations at every turn of your walk. And you can’t fail to admire the many scenic natural sites or the truly breathtaking landscapes.

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  • The former Tellin foundry, which produced thousands of bells
    Tellin

    The former Tellin foundry, which produced thousands of bells

    The Tellin foundry was the very last one in Belgium to make bells. Guided tours of the site, listed as industrial cultural heritage, present the lost wax technique used at the time, the bridge crane and the reverberatory furnace.
  • Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution
    Houdeng-Aimeries (La Louvière)

    Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution

    The Bois-du-Luc mining site was one of the main witnesses of the industrial revolution in Wallonia. This extraordinary historical heritage, wonderfully well preserved, is protected by UNESCO.
  • Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritage
    Venez découvrir l'Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville et ses ruines, dans le Brabant Wallon
    Villers-la-Ville

    Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritage

    The Villers Abbey, built in 1146, now in ruins is a stunning witness of how the Cistercian Monks lived. The site is considered one of the most complete in Europe as it features remains of all the buildings used daily.
  • The Collegiate Church of St Gertrude and its impressive jacquemart
    Nivelles

    The Collegiate Church of St Gertrude and its impressive jacquemart

    The jacquemart (an animated mechanised figure which strikes the hours on a bell with a hammer) of the Sainte-Gertrude collegiate church in Nivelle is one of 3 in Wallonia.
  • The Owl Distillery: a Scottish touch in Belgium
    Discover the Owl Distillery with Grâce-Hollogne and Etienne Bouillon, its creator.
    Fexhe-le-Haut-Clocher

    The Owl Distillery: a Scottish touch in Belgium

    The Owl Distillery makes the sole whisky 100% made in Belgium. Come and taste "The Belgian Owl", a Single Malt Whisky produced in Hesbaye.
  • The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation
    Come visit the historical site of Grand Hornu, A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012
    Hornu

    The Grand Hornu site: cultural heritage, exhibitions, design and innovation

    Take a former coal mine, get it listed by UNESCO as World Heritage and you get the CID of the Grand Hornu: an innovation and design centre, featuring temporary exhibitions on design, applied art and contemporary art.
  • The Espace Gallo-Romain in Ath and its remarkably preserved vessels
    Ath

    The Espace Gallo-Romain in Ath and its remarkably preserved vessels

    The boats and archaeological artefacts presented at the Espace Gallo-romain are the results of an exceptional discovery made in Pommeroeul in 1975. Join us on a journey through time to learn more about the Romans in Ath.
  • Stavelot Abbey: the perfect alliance of culture and adventure
    Stavelot

    Stavelot Abbey: the perfect alliance of culture and adventure

    Stavelot Abbey, a Benedictine abbey funded in 651, is a fascinating historical site with quite a modern touch: an abseiling experience from the top of the abbey tower.
  • SILEX'S Mons: the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes
    Spiennes

    SILEX'S Mons: the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes

    Just 6 km from Mons, the Neolithic flint mines of Spiennes or SILEX'S, listed by UNESCO, are well worth a visit...
  • The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site
    Marcinelle

    The Bois du Cazier and its heaps: a remarkable memorial site

    Listed by UNESCO as one of the major mining sites in Wallonia, the Bois du Cazier is a particularly touching memorial. Located South of Charleroi, this preserved industrial heritage site stretches along 26 hectares. A remarkable orientation trail has been designed to present its 3 heaps and architectural features.