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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The Ronquières inclined plane: a fascinating site
    Go across the Ronquières inclined plane on a boat
    Ronquières

    The Ronquières inclined plane: a fascinating site

    Located on the Charleroi-Bruxelles canal, the Ronquières inclined plane compensates a 70 m drop: a rather unique feature.
  • The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia
    Discover the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, dominating the Canal du centre
    Thieu

    The Strépy-Thieu funicular lift, a river gem in Wallonia

    Located on the Canal du Centre, the Strépy-Thieu funicular lift is the largest boat lift and its 73.15 metres incline is the largest in the world. An absolute must see if you are travelling through the Hainaut region.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Parc Chlorophylle: a recreative forest park in Manhay
    Dochamps

    Parc Chlorophylle: a recreative forest park in Manhay

    Parc Chlorophylle, a fun park nestled in the forest stretching from Manhay to Dochamps, invites visitors to enjoy a fun day outdoors, a little off the beaten path. A fantastic place to learn more about nature while having fun in Wallonia.
  • The Musée gaumais in Virton
    Virton

    The Musée gaumais in Virton

    This exceptional museum in the province of Luxembourg presents archeology, art, civil and religious ethnography, industrial and popular art, folklore legends, regional furniture and traditions, all linked to the Gaume region.
  • A surnatural walk: the Sentier de l'Etrange in Ellezelles
    Tournai5.4 km

    A surnatural walk: the Sentier de l'Etrange in Ellezelles

  • The Musée de la Gourmandise and Postal Museum at the Ferme Castrale
    Hermalle-sous-Huy

    The Musée de la Gourmandise and Postal Museum at the Ferme Castrale

    La Ferme Castrale invites you to discover its 3 cultural spaces: the Musée de la Gourmandise, the Musée des Postes restantes and its library.
  • The Man of Spy's educational space | Province of Namur
    Onoz

    The Man of Spy's educational space | Province of Namur

    Come and see the Man of Spy's educational space to learn how scientists were able to recreate this really realist version of Spyrou, as he is named.