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Cultural heritage
to 19.2 Km in our area

Château Féodal de La Roche-en-Ardenne

   Go back in time and discover the ruins of the famous feudal castle which overlooks the charming little town of La Roche-en-Ardenne. Dominating the valley, nestled between a loop of the Ourthe and the steep sides of the Deister hill, the ruins of the medieval castle, built between the 11th-12th and 13th centuries, stand out in their dark and imposing mass. At certain times of the year, several activities take place inside the castle such as archery and crafts, falconry shows, ... Some evenings, around nightfall except in bad weather, we can even see the ghost of Countess Berthe de La Roche prowling around the ruins of the castle, at the very spot of her death.   Don't miss (check out our Facebook Page for further details) : Summer activities and entertainment at the Castle from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 25 August. The bar is open from 11 am to 17 pm. The sound and light show of the ghost of Berthe , free of charge and visible from the town centre, from Saturday 6 July to Saturday 24 August, 10-10.20/30 pm, except in case of rain or strong wind.. La Roche-en-Ardenne's annual fireworks display , on 20 July (duration of 20 min., after the Show of Berthe). Medieval weekend , Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.   Price: €6.5 per child (aged 3 to 12) + €2/p.p. during animations. €8.5 per adult (aged 12 and over) + €2/p.p. during animations. Group rate (+ 15 people ): discount of €0.50 p.p.   By reservation by e-mail: E-mail address: info@chateaudelaroche.be Guided tour: €50 per guide. Guided tour + tasting of our local products: €27 p.p.   For your information: Please note that the site may be closed in the event of snow and / or ice. In this case, tickets will remain valid until a later date. The castle is open everyday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Last entry 30 minutes before closing time. The visit takes 45 minutes.   Unfortunately, the site is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.   Please book by e-mail for 15 people or more : info@chateaudelaroche.be .   We wish you a pleasant visit to our magnificent castle! The team of the Feudal Castle of La Roche-en-Ardenne.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
The ruins of the famous feudal castle overlooking the charming little town of La Roche-en-Ardenne. It is a feudal castle dating from the 9th century. The towers and loopholes restore a medieval and ancestral atmosphere.
Cultural activity
to 28.3 Km in our area

Hotton Caves

PAY ATTENTION! Our caves are closed the 24 25 26 27 june 2024 due to a film making !!!PRIOR RESERVATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!! Welcome to the Caves of Hotton! Exceptional natural heritage of Wallonia, the Caves of Hotton are the only ones to be fully classified. Browse its titanic galleries. Dominate a 30-meter chasm. Contemplate the fragile draperies. Hear the roar of the torrent and experience the emotion of the underground world with our guides. Since 2000, a course 3 times longer and twice as deep allows you to contemplate the extraordinary variety of shapes and colors of the concretions of the cave. You will descend 65m underground to discover an underground river and climb 30m on foot and 35m by elevator.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
the Caves of Hotton are magnificent and are the most beautiful in Belgium. Explore its titanic galleries. Dominate a 30-meter chasm. Contemplate the fragile draperies. Listen to the roar of the torrent and experience the emotion of the underground world
Cultural activity
to 16.8 Km in our area

Animalaine - Living museum of wool and old crafts

 We are a Living Wool Museum located in Bastogne in Belgium . But what is a "Living" Museum? We offer a visit in three stages. You will first have the opportunity to discover our animal park in which you will approach 25 species of woolly animals . Then, we will present to you the stages of wool work both today and at the beginning of the XXth Century. We will finally transport you through time: you will be guided in a reconstructed period house. Animal , it is a living museum, but above all a place of life and meetings in which we build your projects together. do not hesitate to send us your requests. We invite you, for a weekend, for a school outing , through this site, to discover our structure and its philosophy which is dear to us. Very good visit and we hope to see you soon!
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
a visit in three stages. You will first have the opportunity to discover the animal park in which you will approach 25 species of woolly animals. Then, you will be able to discover the stages of the work of wool both today and at the beginning of the 20th Century. you will be transported through time in a reconstructed period house.
Cultural activity
to 15.1 Km in our area

Celtic Museum

Musée des Celtes de Libramont - Bienvenue en terre Celte ! Logé au coeur de l'Ardenne, là où vivaient les Celtes il y a de cela quelque 2500 ans, visitez ce Musée qui vous fera découvrir les Celtes et l'héritage qu'ils nous ont laissé en parcourant les divers aspects de leur quotidien. Une vie parfois bien proche de la nôtre malgré les siècles qui nous séparent. Si quelques idées toutes faites sur eux vous trottent dans la tête, vous pourriez bien être surpris ! Attention : l'adresse a changé : RDV Place Communale 7, 6800 Libramont. Nouveau : des manipulations uniques, des réalisations à emporter et autres installations à tester telles que le nouveau char reconstitué sur base des dernières recherches. Nouveau également : accessibilité PMR. Familles : carnet de visite et audioguide spécial pour les enfants. Scolaires : visites et animations sur réservation.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Celtic Museum has moved, Duration of the visit: 1 hour Please note that the visit takes place on the first floor of the Halle aux Foires. Access by the staircase on the left of the building. For people with reduced mobility only, access by lift, via the entrance to the Halle aux Foires (glass doors at the front).
Cultural activity
to 23 Km in our area

Houtopia, A World of Senses

 Located in Houffalize, in the heart of the Ourthe valley, Houtopia is a place of awakening and development for children from 2 to 12 years old.  After a complete transformation of the indoor space, the interior space of Houtopia is now dedicated to the 5 senses! 80 sensory experiences to try and live, to meet the world around us. Come smell, observe, touch, taste and sometimes be very surprised! The visit takes place without shoes(specific socks distributed free of charge). Back to his feelings...  In addition, the outdoor playground, nestled in a meander of the Ourthe, will allow young and old to take a breath of fresh air in a privileged setting: release and fun guaranteed. Test our adventure course which will take you through climbing games to reach the start of a sensational descent thanks to a slide over 30 meters long. But also the balance course and the game modules adapted to the little ones! During the school term, the cafeteria is at your disposal. You will find snacks to satisfy small and large appetites. And so that you don't forget anything about this adventure, our store offers souvenirs suitable for all ages and all budgets.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
In our educational and recreational center, you will find all the activities to spend a pleasant time with your family, in a serene, soothing and above all... sensory setting! During your visit to Houtopia, you can: > explore the sensory space dedicated to the 5 senses. > children can let off steam in an outdoor playground. > catering in the cafeteria.
Cultural activity
to 4.6 Km in our area

La chapelle Notre-Dame de Lorette et sa source miraculeuse pour les yeux

A peaceful spot between Remagne and Moircy, with a wide view of the Western Ourthe Valley from its rocky summits. There is a holy place dedicated to Our Lady of Lorette since 1649 by the Lords of Laval. A semicircular apse overlooks the unique nave with a square bell tower above. A hermit found shelter there at the time, as the inscription reads "Fountain of the hermit, 1646".The fountain is a basin surrounded by quartz boulders and extends under the rocks. The spring water with a concentrated iron content has the power to cure eye diseases. According to the writer Jean-Luc Devivier de Fortemps, it also became a place of pilgrimage for the cure of anaemia and fever, or to protect against heavy thunderstorms.A cult. Even if the original cult is now less fervently transmitted... Many people know the existence and the story of this miraculous spring. This place of pilgrimage is very popular on the third Sunday of May.(Source : Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Saint-Hubert)
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
A calm, peaceful place, overlooking the Remagne-Moircy road from the rocky outcrop from which you can see the course of the nascent Ourthe. We discover a sanctuary dedicated to Notre-Dame de Lorette since 1649 on the initiative of the Lords of Laval.
Cultural activity
to 25.7 Km in our area

Chlorophyll Park

Chlorophyll Park and the park restaurant are open every day during the summer holidays from 9:30 to 18:30 Parc Chlorophylle is a 9ha recreational, educational and artistic forest park in the heart of the Ardennes forest, between the Baraque de Fraiture and the Ourthe valley. A 2km educational trail, a beautiful footbridge in the treetops as well as themed playgrounds allow you to discover the forest while having fun. 🕐 Check the dates/times on our online calendar. July 6 to August 25: every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 26 to September 1: every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 2 to October 20: Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no brasserie), weekend 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 21 to November 3: every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 4 to November 17: only on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Attention: For an online reservation, please purchase your tickets at least 2 hours before your planned visit. Last entry 2 hours before park closing. Payment on site possible. Reservation is not obligatory.   💶Price: Normal price Adult: €9.50/adult. Normal price Child (3 to 12 years old): €8.50/child. treasure hunt: 1€ per child 🏠 Residents of Manhay : Free entry only with proof of address for each visitor (e.g. identity card for each person over 3 years OR household composition   ⚠️ Attention! Dogs are not allowed (guide dogs allowed). Two kennels are available free of charge (reservation required). Accessibility to strollers and wheelchairs in the park (except at the footbridge) Welcome everyone to Parc Chlorophylle!
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Pretty forest playground to discover with the children, it is a recreational forest park, 9ha in the heart of the Ardennes forest, between the Baraque de Fraiture and the Ourthe valley.
Cultural activity
to 11.3 Km in our area

La Basilique de Saint-Hubert

The Basilica of Saint-Hubert is a place of pilgrimage in honour of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters, and is recognised as an exceptional heritage site in Wallonia. It seduces the visitor with its majesty and elegance. Although the first foundation dates back to the 9th century, the current building was mainly constructed in the 16th century. The basilica, a true lesson in the history of architectural evolution, recalls the Romanesque style, the abundant Gothic and the Renaissance; the baroque of the façade from the beginning of the 13th century contrasts with the interior where the light gives all its intensity to the colours of the materials.The church’s Flamboyant Gothic apse was built between 1526 and 1564, and its Baroque facade was built later, between 1700 and 1702. The oldest part of the building is the Norman crypt, dating from 1064. Inside the church are stalls dedicated to St Benedict and St Hubert, a shrine donated by King Leopold I of the Belgians, and an altar dedicated to St Hubert.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
The region of Saint-Hubert, with its mythical forests in the heart of the Ardennes, has been known for centuries as a hunter's paradise. This place, of incredible wild richness, also offers unmissable walks for hikers.
Cultural activity
to 28.6 Km in our area

Au Coeur de l'Ardoise

"A surprising slate mine, with its underground descent, its low passage-ways, its vast halls where the ZscailtonsZ (the so-named ancient slate quarry workers) at the peril of their lives, day after day dug up the earth to uncover the precious blue stone. A ride into the underground in a cable car and an audio-guided tour during which the geology, extraction methods and work conditions of the miners will hold no secrets."
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Place where you can discover the basement of the Ardennes. Dive under the Ardennes soil and discover the impressive result of 90 years of work by the "scailtons", the slate miners.
Cultural activity
to 14.9 Km in our area

Bastogne War Museum

The Bastogne War Museum commemorates and tells the story of the Battle of the Ardennes, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Located just a stone’s throw from the famous Mardasson memorial, it is housed in a brand new building, a fine example of daring, contemporary architecture and design. Visitors follow a trail of the latest interactive displays that put the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War in context, through the prism of the Battle of the Bulge. The displays include three “scenovisions”, real multisensory 3D scenes which offer a total immersion in history. Additional attractions include a cafeteria, a vast terrace and a museum shop, as well as a venue for various events and temporary exhibitions.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
The route of the Bastogne War Museum offers you a modern and interactive contextualization of the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War, with a particular focus on the Battle of the Ardennes
Sport activities
to 2.7 Km in our area

Ardenne Nordic Park

Vous pratiquez la marche nordique ? Sainte-Ode, commune entre champs et forêts située dans l’Ardenne belge, est à épingler dans vos musts ! Cette commune ardennaise qui s’étend sur 24 villages et hameaux vous invite à randonner dans l’Ardenne Nordic Park, le premier parc nordique du Luxembourg belge. Six itinéraires de 2 km à 18,450 km ont été spécialement conçus en pensant aux nordic walkers. Ces itinéraires, téléchargeables sur GPS et smartphone, démarrent de différents endroits de la commune de Sainte-Ode, ce qui vous permettra d’admirer des paysages variés. Un Nordic Circuit Training d'une distance de 3,4 km est aussi proposé. Accessible et facile pour les débutants, il est par exemple idéal si vous souhaitez vous concentrer sur votre technique. Les itinéraires de l'Ardenne Nordic Park suivent en partie les itinéraires locaux. En complément du dépliant, si vous ne disposez pas du téléchargement, il est recommandé d'acheter la carte de promenades auprès du Syndicat d'Initiative de Sainte-Ode ou des commerces locaux. Vous êtes responsables d'un groupe ? L'Ardenne Nordic Park est l'endroit approprié pour organiser une mise au vert à l'attention de vos membres. Que vous veniez pour un jour ou plus, seul ou en groupe, vous pourrez aisément combiner randonnée nordique, gastronomie et découvertes. Contactez le Syndicat d’Initiative de Sainte-Ode ou surfez sur www.ardenne-nordic-park.be Ce parc nordique est le fruit de la collaboration entre le Syndicat d’Initiative de Sainte-Ode, Ardenne Nordic Walking et la Maison de la Randonnée-GTA Belgique.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
The municipality of Sainte-Ode extends over 24 villages and hamlets invites you to hike in the Ardennes Nordic Park, the first Nordic park in Belgian Luxembourg.
Sport activities
to 2.4 Km in our area

Domaine de Wachirock

Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Want a good table that will delight your taste buds? Want to enjoy a good beer or an artisanal ice cream in our brasserie with a view of the pond and Laval? Fancy a relaxing afternoon on the terrace while your children have fun in the playground? Want to spend a weekend in the Ardennes? Want to fish for beautiful salmon trout?
Sport activities
to 7.1 Km in our area

Ferme Nanciry

Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
'Agrogolf is a country sport that is played on active farms open to the public. The game is a variation of normal golf: the rules of the game are, for the most part, the same; it's the setting of the game and the hardware that differ.
Cultural heritage
to 45.7 Km in our area

Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval

 Attention: Dernier départ en visite: 1h00 avant la fermeture de l'abbaye. La visite des ruines de l'ancienne Abbaye cistercienne vous offre de découvrir un site chargé d'authenticité au fond d'une vallée où jaillit la fontaine Mathilde. La Maison des hôtes vous transporte dans le scriptorium cistercien. Les animations vidéos sur de grands lutrins vous font découvrir l'histoire du monastère et à la vie de la communauté monastique aujourd'hui (10 minutes ). Des maquettes animées vous initient ensuite aux trois époques de l'architecture de l'abbaye. Le circuit d'interprétation dans les ruines médiévales vous explique la destination des lieux monastiques. Dans l'unique bâtiment subsistant de l'ancienne Abbaye, vous pourrez y découvrir : les secrets du savoir-faire brassicole de la bière d'Orval, un parcours interactif pour la joie des enfants, l'œuvre du moine peintre Frère Abraham Gilson. Selon vos attentes, vous vous passionnerez pour les collections d'art sacré et des anciennes forges, aménagées dans les caves du 18e siècle. Le jardin de plantes médicinales illustre les usages de la pharmacie avec ses objets d'époque. En saison, des expositions artistiques ou thématiques viennent s'ajouter.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Place of faith, history, gourmet tradition: on the French border, the abbey of Orval has been established since the 11th century on the borders of the Belgian Ardennes and the Gaume Lorraine. You can taste a unique beer and visit an exceptional architectural ensemble in a green setting. All the ingredients for a rich, spiritual and tasty stage.
Sport activities
to 19.7 Km in our area

Ardenne Aventures

 Ardenne Aventures est une société de divertissement. Celle-ci propose un large choix d'activités alliant émotion, aventure et détente. Il est possible d'effectuer une ou plusieurs activités durant une même journée. La société propose  rafting, kayak, VTT, paintball, Bumper ball, accrobranche et tir à l'arc, ainsi que kayak,   et pédalo à proximité de sa terrasse flottante . Depuis l'été 2019, il est également possible de s'amuser dans le Funrpark. Un aperçu de la descente de l'Ourthe au départ de Maboge ...il faut en profitez c'est de + en + rare ;-)
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Ardenne Aventures in La Roche-en-Ardenne offers a range of activities to do alone or in a group and in the heart of nature: mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, pedal boats, paintball, bumper ball, archery, 4x4, horse riding, adventure park, blob jump, via ferrata, ...
Cultural activity
to 20.4 Km in our area

Parc à Gibier de La Roche-en-Ardenne

 This 10 ha park located in the middle of nature offers you the opportunity to observe the inhabitants of our forests as well as their close relatives on the farm. On a 1.2 km pedestrian route, in an environment close to their natural way of life, you will meet a herd of fallow deer, deer and deer, mouflon, a herd of wild boar and wild boar, wolves, lynxes, foxes, eagle-owls… Then stop by the pets of the mini-farm and take the time to appreciate this natural space on the cafeteria terrace facing the playground. Don't miss : Twilight walks from july 12 to august 16, 2024! Wolf festival on August 17 & 18, 2024! Stag roast on September 27 & 28 + October 4 & 5, 2024!   For your good information:   The duration of the visit is approximately: 1 hour. Last visit one hour before closing! We are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Our park is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility. For more information, contact us.  Dogs or other animals  are not allowed inside the Game Park (only in the cafeteria with the leash). Please reserve by e-mail from 15 people:info@parcagibierlaroche.be Free visit price: 6.5 € per child (between 3 and 12 years old). 8.5 € per adult (from 12 years old). Group rate (+ 15 people) - 0.50 € pp   The cafeteria with terrace is open We are open  everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   On reservation   Healer for a day! Complete feeding - assist the caretaker with feeding the animals! Feeding wolves - assist the keeper with feeding wolves! Breakfast formulas! Breakfast at the Game Park - in an unusual setting! Birthday formula! Birthday party for 3-12 year olds Info & reservations: info@parcagibierlaroche.be
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Brame du Cerf - Stroll and meal! Listen to the Brame du Cerf! September 30 and October 7 at the Parc à Gibier! By reservation only Info & reservations: info@parcagibierlaroche.be
Rental accommodation
to 2.1 Km in our area

A la Maison d'Ode

 Situé en plein cœur de l'Ardenne, sur le territoire de la très belle commune de Sainte-Ode , le gîte rural "A La Maison d'Ode", décoré avec goût et ultra équipé , peut accueillir jusqu'à 9 personnes  (8 adultes et 1 bébé). Cette maison de caractère construite il y a près de 300 ans a été entièrement aménagée en 2015 ! Dans un environnement vert, en pleine nature et avec une magnifique vue sur la campagne ardennaise , le gîte "A La Maison d'Ode" est idéalement situé afin d'allier vacances au calme et découverte des curiosités locales . Les pôles touristiques que sont Bastogne  et Saint-Hubert  ne se trouvent qu'à 10 petites minutes de la maison de vacances. Le gîte est également situé au pied d'un des nombreux chemins de promenade balisés de la commune de Sainte-Ode. Le propriétaire, fortement impliqué dans la vie associative locale et responsable de nombreux événements organisés dans la région, pourra vous renseigner sur les événements, les nombreuses activités à découvrir, les restaurants , etc.
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Always on top our friends from the house of Ode. This cottage will make you discover a magnificent garden, the vegetable garden, as well as the animals of the barnyard.
Cultural activity
to 41 Km in our area

Fortified castle of Bouillon

Visit one of the largest fortified castles in Belgium and embark on a journey through more than 1000 years of history. Standing on three rocky peaks, the fortified castle of Bouillon dominates the town and offers a magnificent panorama of it. During your visit, you will also be able to discover a very widespread art in medieval times : the falconry. Admire the majestic flight of hawks, eagles, owls in an offbeat humor show (from 10 February to 11 November included). Finally, end the visit with the Scriptura museum which will tell you the history of the school, and the exhibition of the fresco "The armed pilgrimage of Godefroy de Bouillon".
Michel&Dominique Rosière-Lambert
Why we recommend these places
Travel through the ages and discover how this fortress has gone through the centuries to become the emblem of Bouillon, the pearl of the Semois. During your visit, you can also discover an art very widespread in medieval times: falconry. Admire the majestic flight of falcons, eagles and owls in a quirky show (from February 26 to November 13 inclusive).
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