We all know about menhirs thanks to Asterix and (especially) Obelix! There’s no doubt our two favourite Gauls would’ve loved Wéris, one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia. Just a few kilometres from Durbuy, hunting down dolmens and menhirs will take you on a journey back in time...
I'm sure this is something you can still recall: Obelix carrying a menhir on his back (or throwing it at a Roman!) as though it were a mere pebble. Have you ever dreamt of seeing one in real life? Well good news! There’s no need to go to France or Great Britain because we have some on our own turf, in the delightful village of Wéris. But before we make our way around, let’s start with a little history: menhirs (blocks of stone) and dolmens (large stone tables) were erected at different points in prehistory and history, mainly during the Neolithic period. It was Neolithic farmer-breeders who constructed these megaliths (the dolmens and menhirs).Your experience will start with a free visit to the megalith museum, which is dedicated to megalithic art and the fascinating Neolithic period!
This place is a fascinating deep dive into the past. Did you know? This was the period when humans, by discovering farming and breeding, would leave their nomadic past behind and began transforming the land around them, thus taking control of it. This ”Neolithic revolution” gave rise to a new way of life... The very way of life we live today! It’s all explained in this museum, alongside what people wore at that time, the way these megaliths were constructed, and their related funeral garments. You’ll learn all about this time period through educational panels, multimedia clips, models, castings, recreations, and archaeological material.
After your trip to the museum (which should take around half an hour), you’ll finally head off with your guide to hunt down these mysterious dolmens and menhirs ‘for real’, on a five-kilometre countryside walk (around two hours). It’s your chance to (almost) rival Obelix, and snap a photo of yourself next to a menhir! And on the way back, you’ll be able to enjoy your Ardennes-étape advantage: a Dolménius, a craft amber beer you won’t find anywhere else...
Ardennes-étape customers receive an exclusive benefit with this experience:
Experience reserved for Ardennes-étape customers on presentation of their activity pass
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!
- Flat price of 100 euros for groups of less than ten. For groups of more than ten, the price is calculated on a per-person basis (€10 per adult and €8 per child).
- The price includes: A free museum visit, a guided visit to the megaliths, and a taster glass (galopin) of Dolménius per person (or soft drink).
- Café with light meals, a patio, access ramp, and disabled access toilets.
- Part of the museum isn’t accessible to those with reduced mobility. The walk is flat, through fields.
- The museum is certified Bike Welcome.
- Apd 10 euros par personne
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