Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • Attractions
  • Châteaux
  • Architectural heritage

Located just a few kilometres from Dinant, the Poilvache ruins overlook the Meuse river and the charming village of Houx. These remains, which date from the 13th and 15th century, are well worth stopping by and are listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.

A stunning nature reserve

The walls, partly reclaimed by nature put the focus on biodiversity. Along your visit, you will see quite a varied flora: black pines, hawthorns, larches, celandines, dogwood...

A breathtaking view

Poilvache has always inspired poets and writers: gorgeous panorama on the Meuse river, Yvoir bridge, the Crèvecoeur ruins, remains of a large medieval house, a well, shafts, 9 towers....

Practical information

  • Access is free
  • Guided tours possible
  • Parking on site
  • Pets welcomed if kept on leash
  • Not accessible to PRMs
  • Duration of the visit: 45 mn-1 h
Chemin de Poilvache s/n,5530Yvoir
Covid-19: in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most of the museums and touristic sites are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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Langue d'accueil

English - French - Dutch


Cafe - Car parking - Terrace


Pets allowed


Guide available/groups - FR - NL

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