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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- Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritage© FTBWVillers-la-Ville
Villers Abbey, part of Wallonia's exceptional cultural heritageThe 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.
- Stavelot Abbey: the perfect alliance of culture and adventure© WBT - J.P. RemyStavelot
Stavelot Abbey: the perfect alliance of culture and adventureStavelot 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.
- The Collegiate Church of St Gertrude and its impressive jacquemart© WBT - Denis ErroyauxNivelles
The Collegiate Church of St Gertrude and its impressive jacquemartThe 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 Verviers cemetery is home to the impressive mausoleum of the Vervier family© Patrick Outers Black Box PhotoVerviers
The Verviers cemetery is home to the impressive mausoleum of the Vervier familyOne of the largest mausoleums in Belgium can be seen at the Verviers cemetery. The Biolley family, famous in the local wool industry, proved quite powerful in the city, over several generations.
- The Hermitage and its fascinating way of the cross© V.GillardinSaint-Léger
The Hermitage and its fascinating way of the crossThe former Wachet hermitage, now known as the Notre-Dame du Refuge chapel, was first been mentioned on written documents in 1559. It takes its name from the little stream by its side.
- The Saint-Etienne church in Waha: a Romanesque church rich in artistic gems© WBT - Denis ErroyauxWaha
The Saint-Etienne church in Waha: a Romanesque church rich in artistic gemsThe Saint-Etienne church, one of the oldest in Belgium, is the only one to have kept its dedicatory stone, commemorating its consecration in 1050. Its stained windows were the very last work of artist Jean-Michel Folon.
- The fascinating marian estate of Sugny is often called the Lourdes of the Ardenne© Sumundu - PixabayVresse-sur-Semois
The fascinating marian estate of Sugny is often called the Lourdes of the ArdenneThe Marian estate of Sugny was created in 1911 by the locals, nestled beautifully in the green setting of a park. Considered an open-air museum, it was nicknamed the Ardenne Lourde, probably due to its faithful reproduction of the Notre Dame de Lourdes grotto, star piece of the site.
- The Saint-Hubert basilica, an architectural masterpiece, opens its attic to visitors© WBT - Bruno D'AlimonteSaint-Hubert
The Saint-Hubert basilica, an architectural masterpiece, opens its attic to visitorsThe Saint-Hubert basilica, listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia, is one of the most impressive in Europe.
- Braine-le-Château's Lapidurium, a unique and fascinating site© RSI - Jacques PIRSONBraine-le-Château
Braine-le-Château's Lapidurium, a unique and fascinating siteThis unique site in Wallonia, dedicated to memory set in stone, features 66 tombstones, funerary slabs and crosses.
- The Belvedere Tower in Arlon© Royal Office du Tourisme d’ArlonArlon
The Belvedere Tower in ArlonTo discover the exceptional panorama overlooking the three borders in Arlon, you need to go up the Belvedere Tower. The monument replaced, in 1907, the Capucins de Notre-Dame d'Arlon pinnacle. Very much loved, it has become a symbol of the city.