Address :
Rue du Lac 42, 6461 Chimay, Belgique

Since 2004, the Aquascope has been the ‘new face’ of Virelles lake, a Nature Centre situated in one of our most beautiful nature reserves.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the lake in the museum space. The aquatic animals reveal their tricks and records. Apnoea, metamorphosis, migration, reproduction... Aren’t they true champions? In the aquariums, you’ll get to know freshwater fish.

On the big screen, you can also follow lake life through the seasons. On the weekends and in the school holidays, a nature instructor will tell you its deepest secrets: with the cameras placed on the site, you’ll watch live as the heron fish or the parent tits feed their young.

Ready for the walk?

It’s time to go and see the lake close up: under the water, by the water and even from the treetops! Discovery path, observation hides, wild plant garden, educational hive... There are so many things to explore while having fun! Three couples of white swans come back every spring to nest by the lake... A fascinating spectacle to watch until the beginning of the summer holidays!

The Virelles Aquascope offers many activities all year round: guided tours for all audiences, educational activities, lake life classes, courses for adults, exhibitions, activities and event, corporate meetings, etc.

Don’t forget to relax!

A large playground, a canteen with a panoramic terrace... There’s everything you need to spend a wonderful day in nature, as a family or group, among colleagues or with your class!

Ardennes-étape Privilege

Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:

20% reduction

When you book a holiday home on our website, you have access to the Ardennes-étape Privilege programme that offers many lovely surprises with our local partners!

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Partly accessible to those with reduced mobility.


Price: €5 to €9. Visit our partner’s website for more information

Address of the experience
Rue du Lac 42, 6461 Chimay, Belgique


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