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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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  • 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.
  • Bois-du-Luc: a UNESCO mining site, witness of the Industrial Revolution
    Houdeng-Aimeries

    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.
  • 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.
  • Travel 5,000 years in time at the Archéosite and the Musée d'Aubechies
    Come visit the Archeosite d'Aubechies, the largest archaeological restoration site in Belgium
    Aubechies

    Travel 5,000 years in time at the Archéosite and the Musée d'Aubechies

    The Archeosite and Museum of Aubechies, dedicated to the era separating Pre-history from Roman times, is the largest archaeological open-air museum in Belgium.
  • Malagne, the Archéopark presenting our ancestors: the Gauls
    Come and live a Gallo-Roman experience in Malagne, at the Rochefort Archéoparc
    Rochefort

    Malagne, the Archéopark presenting our ancestors: the Gauls

    Travel back to Gallo-Roman times! In this archeopark, between gardens and vegetable patches, you will have a chance to be a blacksmith, a potter, a baker... A wonderful immersive, historical experience.
  • 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.
  • Be an astronaut for the day at the Euro Space Center
    Transinne

    Be an astronaut for the day at the Euro Space Center

    In this amazing centre exploring space, training like an astronaut and floating around using simulators truly is an out of this world experience. This great centre challenges you to learn to live in space and build your own rocket for a galactic mission. Euro Space Center is a planet everyone who dreams of galaxies and
  • The Celtic Museum in Libramont: a fascinating journey through time
    Libramont

    The Celtic Museum in Libramont: a fascinating journey through time

    Travel back to a distant past, to Celtic time. The Musée des Celtes de Libramont will teach you about their daily life, beliefs and society structure through the rich archaeological heritage they left behind: dishes, tools, jewels... Conclude your journey with a didactic walk through the Bonance forest reserve.
  • Centre d'Interprétation de la Chauve-Souris: an interpretative centre dedicated to bats in Comblain-au-Pont
    Comblain-au-Pont

    Centre d'Interprétation de la Chauve-Souris: an interpretative centre dedicated to bats in Comblain-au-Pont

    This interpretative centre, dedicated to bats, offers an interesting angle on the former quarries of Geromont: a Natura 2000 site in the Ourthe valley.
  • Bouillon castle: a medieval gem in Wallonia
    Watch a falconry demonstration at the Bouillon castle
    Bouillon

    Bouillon castle: a medieval gem in Wallonia

    Built on three rock pitons overlooking the Semois river, the Bouillon Castle is a remarkable monument in the province of Luxembourg, retracing almost a thousand years of history and military architecture.
  • The citadel of Dinant, a fortress in the Meuse valley
    Dinant

    The citadel of Dinant, a fortress in the Meuse valley

    The citadel of Dinant promises an incredible day out. Retrace 900 years history and discover the Meuse valley in Belgium.
  • BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia
    Charleroi

    BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia

    The BPS22, one of the largest art museums in Wallonia, stands out with its stunning architecture: an industrial glass and iron casing, built in 1911. Its fascinating program of exhibitions and activities make it an iconic stop for all culture lovers in Charleroi.
  • The Arthothèque: discover the life of museums backstage
    Mons

    The Arthothèque: discover the life of museums backstage

    The Arthothèque reveals the hidden life of no less than 50,000 artworks, their renovations, the way they are stored and protected when not on show to the public.
  • The 1815 Memorial museum: a historical site retracing the battle of Waterloo
    Braine-l'Alleud

    The 1815 Memorial museum: a historical site retracing the battle of Waterloo

    (Re)discover this famous page of Walloon history, straight on the battlefield which witnessed the battle on June 18th, 1815. More than a museum, this is a multi-sensorial, immersive experience. Come with friends and family and learn more about this event, a turning point in the history of Europe.
  • The Keramis Ceramic Centre
    La Louvière

    The Keramis Ceramic Centre

    Discover the new Centre Keramis de la Louvière. A museum dedicated to ceramics and earthenware installed on the site of the factory Royal Boch ....
  • Mulum Museum - Liege's Light Museum
    Liège

    Mulum Museum - Liege's Light Museum

    The Light Museum in Liège showcases key lighting objects and mechanisms, used all over the world from prehistoric times to the 21st century.
  • Mons Belfry: a fascinating monument
    Mons

    Mons Belfry: a fascinating monument

    Discover the full beauty of Belgium's only baroque belfry by taking its panoramic lift and enjoying the view over the city.
  • Préhistomuseum de Ramioul | A journey to Cro-Magnon man's time
    Flémalle

    Préhistomuseum de Ramioul | A journey to Cro-Magnon man's time

    Imagination is the wonder of children. In Wallonia, they can embody different personas on their travel adventures and transport the adults with them... At Prehistomuseum Adventure Park in Ramioul, you can channel your inner Flintstone as you try your hand at spar throwing or get comfortable in a cave. It's a place to m
  • Blegny-Mine: an iconic mining site near Liège
    Discover Blegny-Mine: a major European mining site, listed by UNESCO
    Blegny

    Blegny-Mine: an iconic mining site near Liège

    Located east of Liège, this site is one of the four authentic coal mines left in Europe, all listed by UNESCO. Put your jacket and helmet on: the guided tour will take you through galleries 30 to 60 m underground!
  • Let nature wow you at the Virelles Aquascope
    Virelles

    Let nature wow you at the Virelles Aquascope

    The Aquascope offers visitors quite fantastic adventures - from discovering the most beautiful pond in Wallonia to tree tops...
  • Mundaneum: Mons paper Google
    Come and learn about the world at the Mudaneum in Mons
    Mons

    Mundaneum: Mons paper Google

    The Mundaneum is an exceptional archive centre and exhibition space in Mons, known to hold 12 million bibliographic records. Le Monde describes it as the Paper Google and the New York Times as The Web Time Forgot.
  • 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.
  • The fascinating megaliths of Wéris
    Come visit the Museum of Megaliths and megalithic site of Wéris
    Wéris

    The fascinating megaliths of Wéris

    The rows of megaliths in Wéris add a surreal touch to the landscape. Such a sight is so unexpected… and yet, they have been placed there 3,000 years BC.
  • The school of yesteryear | Espace Arthur Masson (Treignes)
    Discover school as it was in the 1930s at the Espace Arthur Masson
    Treignes

    The school of yesteryear | Espace Arthur Masson (Treignes)

    The Espace Arthur Masson, dedicated to the Belgian writer Arthur Masson, proposes an original visit in the heart of the superb Viroin valley in Belgium
  • 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...
  • Memorial Waterloo 1815: the Lion's Mound and its interactive museum
    Braine-l'Alleud

    Memorial Waterloo 1815: the Lion's Mound and its interactive museum

    The Lion's hamlet was part of the Waterloo battlefield where French and English troops fought on June 15, 1815.
  • Fondry des Chiens: an impressive sinkhole
    Nismes

    Fondry des Chiens: an impressive sinkhole

    The Fondry des Chiens, nestled in the Viroin-Hermeton natural park near Nismes, is a unique, protected site in Belgium. Discover the incredible biodiversity of this natural sinkhole, 20 metres deep.
  • La Maison de la Pataphonie: a dream world where music comes to life
    Dinant

    La Maison de la Pataphonie: a dream world where music comes to life

    Sounds and texture meet in La Maison de la Pataphonie. Here, daily objects turn into musical instruments thus allowing visitors to become artists and compose their very own symphony...
  • A surprising travel through time at the Computer Museum: from punch cards to smartphones
    Namur

    A surprising travel through time at the Computer Museum: from punch cards to smartphones

    The very first computer museum in Belgium... Its collections, divided in 4 themes, retrace an incredible scientific odyssey from the invention of calculators to your smartphone.
  • The Cussignière marshes, a unique site in the Gaume region
    Baranzy

    The Cussignière marshes, a unique site in the Gaume region

    The Cussignière marshes stretch over a vast plain between the Batte river and the Cussigny stream in Lorraine.
  • Le Gros Cron de Lahage: an impressive geological formation
    Tintigny

    Le Gros Cron de Lahage: an impressive geological formation

    This singular rock owes its geologic quality to its formation process. The Grand Cron de Lahage is a remarkable protected site, with an impressive 20 metres height.
  • The remarkable beauty of the Aiguilles de Chaleux in Hulsonniaux
    Houyet

    The remarkable beauty of the Aiguilles de Chaleux in Hulsonniaux

    The Aiguilles de Chaleux is a limestone rock mass, which colour goes from pearl to dark grey, even going to black at times. This remarkable site is known for its beauty but also its archaeological, geological and botanical value. It has been declared Exceptional heritage of Wallonia.
  • Ardois'Alle | The mysterious world of slate quarries in Alle-sur-Semois
    Alle-sur-Semois

    Ardois'Alle | The mysterious world of slate quarries in Alle-sur-Semois

    Discover the exceptional setting of one of the last Belgian slate quarries.
  • The Fond des Vaulx: a luscious, mysterious valley
    Marche-en-Famenne

    The Fond des Vaulx: a luscious, mysterious valley

    The enclosed Fond des Vaulx valley offers 15 hectares of wild landscapes, quite a contrast with the wide spaces of the Marche plain. Fauna, flora and geology in the area are sure to fascinate visitors, let alone the many legends adding a mysterious atmosphere to the area...
  • The Saint-Pierre mountain and the Maison de la Montagne (Lanaye)
    Visé

    The Saint-Pierre mountain and the Maison de la Montagne (Lanaye)

    The Saint Pierre mountain marking the border between Wallonia, Flanders and the Netherlands, is a limestone massif with its own microclimate. Visitors stopping at the Maison de la Montagne Saint Pierre can learn of its rich fauna and flora in an interactive way.
  • The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geosite
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    Tellin

    The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geosite

    This former quarry presents remarkable stratigraphic cross sections from the lowermost Givetian (rock formation from the Givetian period). It is frequently visited by geology students from universities all over Belgium and anyone wishing to get a better insight into the field of biostratigraphy.
  • The Victor's Museum fascinating collection of vintage vespas and radios
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    Gouvy

    The Victor's Museum fascinating collection of vintage vespas and radios

    Victor Trembloy simply is passionate about old radios: there are over 400 to see in this museum, all functioning perfectly. There is more: 78 and 33 vinyl records, vintage vespas and vehicles. Lovers of yesteryear will adore this museum.
  • The Musée de la route: an original theme and scenography
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    Welkenraedt

    The Musée de la route: an original theme and scenography

    The Musée de la route (road museum) retraces the evolution of road surfaces through time, with quite an unexpected scenography!
  • The mining site of Plombières and its nature reserve
    Plombières

    The mining site of Plombières and its nature reserve

    The former mining site of Plombières is now a nature reserve characterised by the presence of calamine grasslands. Growing there is a special flora linked to the concentration of zinc and other heavy metals in the substratum, of which the calamine pansy is the most representative.
  • La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gem
    Florenville

    La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gem

    La Roche à l'Appel, by the French border, is a fascinating geological curiosity found in one of the main natural reserves in Ardenne and Gaume. The site presents itself as a chaotic pile of conglomerate stones (Fépin's pudding stone), right in the Muno forest.
  • Escale Forestière: a relaxing break in the Bon Secours forest
    Bon-Secours

    Escale Forestière: a relaxing break in the Bon Secours forest

    Welcome to the Escale forestière... Now take off your shoes and enjoy this incredible path through the forest, meant to be walked on bare foot.
  • The Ferme des Fées: legends and mysteries await
    Les Hayons

    The Ferme des Fées: legends and mysteries await

    The Ferme des Fées (the Fairies' farm) near Bouillon invites you to discover a world of legends, a journey to the 19th century Ardenne.
  • The fascinating Laundry museum in Spa
    Spa

    The fascinating Laundry museum in Spa

    The Museum of Laundry offers you a journey through the history of soap, laundry and living and working conditions of laundresses in Spa ....
  • La Maison du Pays de Salm (Vielsalm)
    Vielsalm

    La Maison du Pays de Salm (Vielsalm)

    The Maison du Pays de Salm presents the history, geology, and folklore of Vielsalm. Visitors will learn of the famous Counts of Salm, the mysterious Macralles, the fascinating galleries of schist and coticule Strange name for a stone... Interestingly, they were used to sharpen tools.
  • The Fonds de Quarreux in Aywaille: an outstanding natural site
    Aywaille

    The Fonds de Quarreux in Aywaille: an outstanding natural site

    The 1.5 km hike along the Fonds de Quarreux reveals stunning rounded quartzite rocks scattered along the bed of the Amblève river. Surrounded by nature, this lovely walk is sure to put a spell on you. The Remouchamp caves a 6 km away and the Monde Sauvage 9 km.
  • The Nassogne hides and miradors: fascinating view points on the forest
    Nassogne

    The Nassogne hides and miradors: fascinating view points on the forest

    Hides and miradors, which architecture, always integrated in nature, can be fascinating, are best way to observe the nearby fauna and flora. They usually offer amazing panoramas, all in a serene, soothing setting: the perfect place to rest when hiking through a forest!
  • Become an archeologist at the Gallo Roman Villa in Mageroy
    Habay

    Become an archeologist at the Gallo Roman Villa in Mageroy

    Mageroy is one of the very rare archaeological sites to remain open to the public throughout the year while excavations are still taking place. Even better, visitors can join scientists and help with the digs.
  • The Musée de la boîte en fer blanc in Grand-Hallet: a museum dedicated to stunning tin boxes
    Grand-Hallet

    The Musée de la boîte en fer blanc in Grand-Hallet: a museum dedicated to stunning tin boxes

    The largest collection of tin boxes in the world, listed by the Guinness Book, is in Wallonia. This impressive gathering features no less than 60,000 items.