Chimay, a small city in the Belgian Ardennes, is mostly known for its famous Trappist beer and various types of cheese. But Chimay is more than that: the natural environment – very close to the French border – is breath-taking and the abbeys and castles are absolutely worth a visit. Another great Ardennes city is Dinant, just an hour's drive away. Chimay is definitely the perfect destination for your weekend away in the Belgian Ardennes.
Couvin, a little town of rocks and colourful flowers in the summer, has a rich history, making everyone's fantasy run wild. Lots of activities are held in the area, so you will never be bored: caves, breweries, abbeys, karting, farmer's golf,… Plenty of possibilities! From your holiday cottage in Couvin you can get to Dinant in less than an hour.
Froidchapelle is one of the ‘last' places in the Belgian Ardennes. It is located in the province of Hainaut, a few kilometres from the French border. At the Lakes of l'Eau d'Heure you can practice water sports: surfing, pedalos, fishing,... If you feel like visiting another great city in the Belgian Ardennens, Dinant, with its amazing citadel, is less than an hour away.
The Virelles Aquascope is one of the largest nature parks of Belgium. One room completely dedicated to plants and animals, an interactive trail through the open air, playground, barbecue, pic-nick area, special events on every transition from one season to another.
In a luxuriant environment of plants and flowers, get lost in the wonderful world of butterflies!
Karting des Fagnes has one of the longest tracks in Europe, more than a kilometre long (1366m), located in a lovely green area. On site there are also changing rooms with showers and a restaurant with a panoramic view.
Meet the railway track of the 3 Valleys, one of the most beautiful trails of Europe. Go back in time with an authentic steam train and cross the ‘Three Valleys' with their incredible landscapes.
Réouverture de la station de Oignies-en-Thiérache pour les amateurs de glisse de tout style. Et pour l'été, découvrez-y le mountainboard...
Ces grottes sont parmi les plus ancienne de Belgique, elles se visitent à pied et en bateau avant de se clôturer par un superbe spectacle son et lumière.
The Brasserie des Fagnes is worth a visit for three reasons. The museum show old machines and installations. The modern brewery produces the most delicious beers. And the tavern is the perfect spot to sit down for a drink or a snack, while kids have fun at the playground.
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