Wallonia

  • Visit the castles and gardens of Wallonia
  • The Ardennes are the ideal region for hiking trips and outdoor activities

The southern, French-speaking part of Belgium is characterised by its wooded nature, winding rivers, castles and forts, industrial cities and picturesque villages.

In the Walloon capital of Namur you can visit the Citadel or stroll along the alleys and terraces on the banks of the Sambre. Also well worth a visit: the Saint-Aubain Cathedral, the Théatre Royale and the belfry. You will also find numerous castles nearby: the enchanting Vêves, the stylish Annevoie or the eccentric Lavaux-Ste-Anne.

Luik/Liège is the cultural capital of Wallonia. You should certainly visit the Saint Curtius museum and the Palace of the Prince-Bishops. Enjoy a panoramic view via the steps of Montagne de Bueren, stroll over the inviting Sunday morning market La Batte, or take a boat trip on the Meuse. And you should certainly admire the beautiful Liège-Guillemins station.

From the Citadelle that towers over Dinant, the view is unimpeded, and the spectacular cable car ride will linger long in the memory. As for Dinant itself, its gastronomy and culture will delight everyone, and jazz lovers will enjoy retracing the steps of the inventor of the saxophone.

Charleroi has upgraded its rich industrial past in a museum on the Bois du Cazier mine site. And you shouldn’t miss the Glass Museum, the Museum of Photography (the largest in Europe (the largest in Europe!) and the impressive city hall.

The pearl of Tournai is the Cathedral of Our Lady, often considered one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world, earning it a place on the Unesco World Heritage list. You should also stop off at the oldest belfry in Belgium and at the Gatenbrug.

The Ardennes is a region in the south-east of the country. It is a piece of almost untouched nature with fabulous deciduous and pine forests, valleys, rivers, caves and waterfalls. Ideal for invigorating walks and outdoor sports. In addition, you should also get to know the local villages, folklore, traditional and regional crafts.

More information: http://walloniabelgiumtourism.co.uk/en-gb.