The new Guide Ardennes-Pass arrived!

There are yet again a few novelties. There is a VIP discount card, a new tourist zone, a more detailed map of the Belgian Ardennes and, of course, new partner activities.

Memorial tourism in the Ardennes

The Belgian Ardennes are home to many museums, monuments and other remains of both World Wars. Read about memorial tourism in the Ardennes.

Ninglinspo

One of the most beautiful hikes in the country. The trail leads you alongside the mountain river of the Ninglinspo, throughout the astonishing scenery around Aywaille in the Liège province.

The Eau d’Heure Lakes

The Eau d’Heure Lakes are the perfect destination for a trip with family or friends. Water sports, beautiful hikes, a visit to the dam or just doing nothing on the beach: it is all possible.

The Ardennes for food lovers

Delicious food is an essential part of the perfect vacation. Have a look at the file completely dedicated to gastronomy in the Ardennes.

Meet our reporters

The Ardennes-Etape reporters travel through the Belgian Ardennes looking for the best and the finest and report back to you on the website.

Ardennes-Etape thinks of wheelchair users

The Belgian Ardennes are accessible to everyone: young or old, adventurous or not so much, active or calm, families, groups of friends... The same goes for the disabled.

Holiday in the Ardennes with your dog

Holiday in the Belgian Ardennes with your dog, it’s absolutely possible. There are many activities, hikes and restaurants where your furry friend is more than welcome.

Banneux, world famous place of pilgrimage

Since the Virgin Mary in 1933 appeared to an 11-year-old girl the small village of Banneux in the Belgian province of Liège became the most important place of pilgrimage in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Bouillon, nostalgic and dynamic

Looking for a holiday destination where both history and dynamism are ubiquitous. Bouillon is the place to be in the Belgian Ardennes.

Bastogne War Museum

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The Bastogne War Museum in Bastogne, a city in the Belgian Ardennes, is located just next to the world famous Mardasson Memorial. The museum tells the story of the Second World War, and more specifically of the Battle of the Bulge.
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Bastogne War Museum

The Bastogne War Museum took in the location of the former Bastogne Historical Center. 1,600 square metres in this Ardennes town are completely dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive, and the Second World War in general.

The Battle of the Bulge took place in December 1944 and January 1945. It became one of the bloodiest pages of 20th century history. Tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the winter of 44-45.

The Nazis planned the Ardennes Offensive near the end of World War II in the utmost secrecy. They expected the element of surprise to be a major advantage in defeating the allied forces at the western front. Bastogne – together with Malmedy, St. Vith, Stavelot and many others – was one of those places where the battle was extremely fierce.

Bastogne, today a modern town in the Belgian Ardennes, is still mostly dedicated to the battles that have been fought in the region.


Mardasson Memorial

The tourist information provided is for information purposes only. Under no circumstance can Ardennes-Etape be held responsible in case of incorrect or obsolete information.

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