It’s a little piece of paradise, the kind of place you fall in love with at first sight. And with good reason! We’re talking about one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia,’ not far from Florenville, in a pretty valley carved out by the Semois river...
The lovely little village of Chassepierre is nestled amidst green countryside. Its name comes from the Latin ‘Casa Petra,’ which means ‘house of stone.’ And it should be mentioned that time doesn’t seem to have any hold here, since the village is largely made up of 18th and 19th century stone houses. With the pretty façades, the presbytery, the church with its graveyard, the rural landscape, the Semois flowing serenely along the length of the village... you’ll be transported straight into another world. It's a delight to wander around the village and get lost in the narrow streets!
Magic on Every Corner
Chassepierre could be likened to a sleeping beauty, but this would not do justice to the passion of its inhabitants. The village is renowned not just for its beauty, but also for the ‘Festival International des Arts de la Rue,’ its international street arts festival, an event that is the pride of the village and is no less than the oldest festival dedicated to street arts in Europe! It attracts artists from around the world, who make an appearance each summer, bringing the streets to life, celebrating and having fun with the public. The performances take over the whole village, giving rise to a wealth of interactions from exciting to funny, moving to farcical... A real celebration of life and a treat for children and grown-ups alike!
Copyright pictures: Visit Ardenne, Visit Wallonia
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