A "weekend in the Ardennes" is great! But did you know that behind this global term, there are actually 8 different zones, each with its own breathtaking panoramic views? Get to know the Condroz, the Hautes Fagnes, Fagne-Famenne and other beautiful regions of Wallonia that you should definitely discover!
THE ARDENNES, BELGIUM'S GREEN LUNG
In the Province of Luxembourg, the Ardennes forests are a treasure, an exceptional natural heritage to discover and cherish. Deep and mysterious, they invite you to contemplate or to surpass yourself, depending on your mood.
The Ardennes was also a strategic region during the two world wars. This past is nowadays valorised in museums and other marked-out walks.
HIGH FENS, AN AIR OF THE END OF THE WORLD
Looking for an incredible landscape in Belgium? Then you need to check out the fens plateau, in the Province of Liege. Made up of moors and peat bogs, it flirts with extremes and takes on the air of a Siberian steppe or African savannah, depending on the season.
And if some places are very popular, the 67,000 hectares covered by the High Fens-Eiffel Nature Park offer a multitude of little-visited places to explore.
THE GAUME, SWEETNESS ON THE MENU
In the southern tip of the country, the microclimate of the Gaume offers a welcome mildness under the Belgian latitudes. Here, the vines grow, the villages have a Provençal feel and life flows as gentle as the streams.
While the region is full of traditional terroir dishes, cheeses and beers, gourmets will also find quality vineyards and gastronomic addresses.
THE FAGNE-FAMENNE AND ITS BEWITCHING ROCKS
The Fagne-Famenne region, which marks the map of Wallonia like a sharp flint, offers an unusual natural heritage, with a strong emphasis on the mineral world. Its territory has mysterious caves and numerous megaliths and menhirs, which can be discovered on foot, by bike or even on horseback. This region delights everybody with a passion for geology, history and all kinds of curiosities
THE CONDROZ WITH ITS SURPRISING LANDSCAPES
Around the Meuse and its valley, the Condroz is full of charming villages, farm castles and picturesque little towns. The relief, sometimes gentle, sometimes hilly, creates beautiful perspectives. The impressive rock faces that rise from the river banks create a contrasting landscape. It is the favourite region for lovers of enchanting views.
HESBAYE-BURDINALE, A DIVE INTO RURAL LIFE
Hesbaye and the Burdinale-Mehaigne region offer their visitors a good insight into Walloon rural life. The convivial spirit for which the Province of Liege is known is also palpable here and can be discovered along the villages and paths through the fields that populate the region.
HERVE REGION, GREEN MEADOWS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
On the borders of the Netherlands and Germany, the Herve region has a bucolic landscape, with its hedgerows, hedges and orchards. The panorama is dotted with charming villages, typical old farmhouses and castles.
Steeped in history and tradition, the region also offers a colourful folklore and terroir, punctuated by the seasons.
ENTRE SAMBRE-ET-MEUSE, BELGIAN-STYLE CANYONS AND LARGE LAKES
Spread out between the Provinces of Namur and Hainaut, the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse area reveals original natural sites. The Eau d'Heure Lakes (the largest in the kingdom) offer a host of activities and are ideal for sailing. The Fondry des Chiens is much more arid as it is a real canyon, great for discovering unique vegetation.
Would you like to visit the different regions? Discover all our activities in the different regions and make it an unforgettable road trip! Or do you want to enjoy all this beauty for several days? Choose from one of our 2000 holiday homes spread over these zones and discover all that Belgium has to offer. Fun guaranteed!
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