It is THE most important town in Wallonia for World War II sites! Immerse yourself in Bastogne’s history while enjoying the beauty of the Ardennes landscape...
The town was at the heart of the famous Battle of the Bulge, a key episode of World War II, and there a reminders of this important part of its history everywhere you turn. An American tank in the central square of Bastogne and several museums, monuments and memorials bring this dark chapter of history to life in an impressive and extremely effective way. A fascinating and enjoyable visit for children and adults alike. For something a little lighter, Bastogne also has many shops, cafés and restaurants serving delicious food. Shops are also open on Sundays.
Memories of war and beautiful nature
Beyond the town centre, the peaceful and natural environment of the town allows you to fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Ardennes. Don't miss the Mardasson Memorial. This impressive monument and World War II remembrance site offers a magnificent view of Bastogne and the surrounding area. At the Bastogne War Museum next door, relive the Battle of the Bulge through incredible interactive displays and reconstructions. A deeply moving experience.
Recommended itinerary: visit museums in the morning and enjoy a walk or bike ride in the afternoon!
Copyright photos: Martin Dellicour
- Visit the Bastogne War Museum
Attend the "Liège-Bastogne-Liège" bicycle race in mid-April
A little shopping trip?
In the center of Bastogne, shops are open on Sunday afternoon!