Sougné-Remouchamps Things to Do
Walk around the village and watch the different buildingstyles of the average village in The Ardennes. See what material they used for their homes and especially the everywhere present "Lei"-stone. The roofs, but also even sides of the houses are covered with this black, splintering stone that large parts of the Ardennes offer in huge amounts. Also the yellow-brown sandstone is very special in this area and seen often in houses and buildings.
Remouchamps is situated on one of the main rivers of The Ardenne: the Ambleve. Here the underground Rubicon joins this river that created the wide valley you can admire when walking around the village (and you can see it had to take quite some time to get this done). On the river one can - if there's anough water - take a canoetrip, but walking along it's shores is also already a pleasure for the mind. In Remouchamps there are also some places where one can have a picknick in the greens along the banks of the Ambleve. A wonderful way to kill the time you have to bridge to enter the caves.
Remouchamps is a beautiful village offering the visitor a few nice activities. First of all howeve one should attend to that what put remouchamps on the touristic map: the caves "Les Grottes de Remouchamps". The entrance is somewhat hidden in the centre of the town (just a little further after crossing the bridge over the Ambleve-river and on the left-hand side). In the high season you have to reckon with a waitingtime that can run up to more then an hour, so maybe you organise a little picknick on the waterfront in between. The caves themselves are definately worth the waiting and you will be pleasantly surprised with the chalkrock-formations that took thousands and thousands of years to grow (0,2 'til 2 centimeters per century!). Looking at immens large stalcmites (standing) and stalactites (hanging) and waterfall of stone ... one realises that nature has done here quite a miracle. Enjoy by looking, but don't touch ... the work of a century could be destroyed in an instant!
Nice athmosphere.Very helpful people and good taste of the food.
Favorite Dish: Potage de Legumes or Vegetablesoup
Les Croquettes crevettes or shrimps
Les Crepes Suzettes or very thin pancakes
Easiest way to reach remouchamps is by own car. You just take the hit off the freeway from Liege to Luxembourg called "Aywaille / Sougne-Remouchamps". The village is however connected to the Wallonian busnetwork and in Aywaille there's also a little station. If you really want to find an original way of entering Remouchamps ... then try to rent a canoe upstream and wind down the Ambleve-river. (-:
Sougné-Remouchamps Warnings and Dangers
Here we are in The Belgian Ardennes and though Belgians all are supposed to speak at least two languages (and most do) one could be surprised by the stubornous of some Wallonians that do not want to speak any Dutch. So, then I really do effort to try my best French (and believe me ... this language is quite rosty in me) and yet again it's not good enough.
Luckely in Remouchamps, which is of course very touristic, you will not meet to many of the fanatic nationalistic kind, but beware when you do and know that whatever you do, it will not be good enough.