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    Durbuy, a must see activity on it's own.

    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 9, 2003

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    Beautiful old houses in the alleys of Durbuy

    Durbuy is within the Belgian Ardennes a must see activity on itself. Pretending to be the smallest city in the world (which it no longer is since 1977 when it fusioned with the neighboring villages and if it ever was it cannot be proven anymore). It is situated at the winding Ourthe-river. It was founded in the 11th century. In the 14th century Durbuy was granted city rights by Count John of Bohemia and was always in conflict with the bishop of Liege. Because of it's safe situation in the valley of the Ourthe and it's actual insignificance, it was not many times the focus of attack.

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    The castle of Ursel in Durbuy

    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 9, 2003

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    The most eye-catching building in Durbuy

    On a rock at the banks of the Ourtheriver a castle was constructed by the Count of Luxembourg somewhere in the 14th century. Durbuy and its castle had to serve as a defense town against eventual aggressions of the mighty neighbor, the Prince-bishopry of Liège. It's the most eye-catching building in Durbuy and now belongs to the family d'Ursel. It was renovated and reconstructed several times.

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    La Falize ... a rock that seems to be split in two

    by Pavlik_NL Written Aug 9, 2003

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    La Falize, a strangly shaped rock

    Behind the church of Durbuy one meets a strangly shaped rock that is known as "La Falize". The earth / stone layers are bended in regular half circles as if the rock is chopped of like a piece of tree, showing it's yearrings.

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    The Castle of Durbuy

    by bambino36 Written Aug 31, 2004

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    The Castle of the Counts of Ursel

    At the entrance of the town, past the old bridge over the Ourthe River, lies the most eye-catching building in Durbuy which is the Castle of the Counts of Ursel, erected in the 11th Century and rebuilt by the same family in the 17th Century on the ruins of the ancient feudal fortification.

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    Explore The Streets

    by viddra Updated Oct 15, 2005

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    Take a walk round this small place and you'll soon discover its medieval charms. Visit the high cliffrock, the castle with a long history, walk the narrow streets and take a look at the town's lovely old houses. Most of the houses are built with the typical grey stone of the Ardennes.

    Durbuy is very small but you'll also find a few lovely shops that sell local specialties.

    The town is also known for its gastronomic delights. So visit 1 of its several restaurants or local bistros.

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    VISIT DURBUY......

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    SWEET DURBUY...

    Hiding deep in one of the many bends of river OURTHE , Durbuy, which has already received the title of town in 1331, prides itself as the SMALLES TOWN in the world......

    Witness of a prestigious past, Durbuy pas kept its traditional character and has achieved fame as a place of GASTRONOMY.....

    For all those dreaming of relaxation, calm and fresh air, for those who would love to go for walks in the forests of the ARDENNES, Durbuy is the ideal place for holidays and weekends, and that is so true: I know by own experience...

    SEE MY TRAVELOGUE and notice how picturesque the little town really is......

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    JUST FOR FUN......

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    DURBUY

    Another nice photograph of the smallest city in the WORLD (do we believe that???)

    In any case it is very worthy of your visit: please have a look at my travelogues: filled to the brim with pgotos that will make you want to leave NOW...

    KEEP IN MIND that it is so very atmospheric during the weeks of the ADVENT, the weeks before CHRISTMAS..............

    Book in advance..........many people KNOW about this little town and want to be there.....

    Have fun and buy the nicest gifts you can find there!

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    DURBUY ADVENTURE....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    INFO DURBUY ADVENTURE....

    Here you can practice all kinds of sports skills....individuals and groups:

    there are 30 weekends for sportive activities
    there are 6 weekend organised for which you can make reservations

    How about 6 unforgettable days in THE ARDENNES??

    And there are lots of new things to discover and try out!

    They have 30 accomodation places with every comfort you could wish for!

    In short: ask for more info.......

    S.A. Durbuy ADVENTURE
    Domaine des Closeries
    All?e du Val 62
    B-6940BARVEAUX SUR OURTHE

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    UNE PROMENADE EN ARDENNE AU TEMPS D'ARTHUR MASSON.

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    TREIGNES / NAMUR BELGIUM

    Your visit will take 1.15 hrs.: and...very worthwhile it will be!

    Replongez dans l'atmosph?re d'un village ardennais....

    C'est un parcours-spectacle sur le monde rural ardennais des ann?es 1930 ? 1960.

    Let yourselves be guided by the sounds and lights for about an hour, an hour of humor and relaxation.
    You will wander through the works of ARTHUR MASSON....PURE JOY, take that from me!

    There are headphones and the stories are told in 4 languages!

    There is also a cafetaria with product from the place itself...

    a shop where you can buy handicrafts / souvenires...

    Access for the disabled it possible....

    TREIGNES est aussi "le Village des Mus?es" so there is much more to visit!!

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    SPECIAL BEER.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    DURBUY ARDENNES...

    Ever heard of DURBOYSE ?????

    That is the special beer that comes from a brewery in DURBUY....

    I tried it and must say: yes, it is really fine....

    and see in the photo: places galore to have a nice drink, lunch, dinner or a snack and especially during the weeks before CHRISTMAS IT IS GREAT BEING THERE: still more specialities for the festive days....

    I visited in October and it was great!! and very atmospheric as well!

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    GOLF DE DURBUY...

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    DURBUY....

    Situ? au coeur des
    ardennes Belges, dans un ?crin de 120 hectares de for?ts et d'?merveillement, venez d?couvrir le charme et le caract?re de Golf de Durbuy.

    Il vous offre:

    1 parcours 18 trous, par 72 de 5.963 m
    1 parcours 9 trous, par 27 de 1.058 m

    accessible ? tous

    1 practice de 30 postes dont 8 couvert
    1 ?cole de golf adapt?e ? votre niveau de jeu

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    ICE SKATING.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    SPECIAL WAY OF BUILDING...

    Keep in mind that from the 1st December - 6th January DURBUY has a "PATINOIRE", A SKATING RINK to make the festive season still more festive for everyone, residents and tourists!

    Info: ROYAL SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE DE DURBUY

    TEL. 32(0)86 21 36 17

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  • So many activities

    by keithz123 Written Oct 10, 2004

    For enjoying Durbuy as a little town, you just need to wear comfortable clothes and walk around to discover every corner of this beautiful place.

    However, that's just if relaxation if on your agenda. Several other activities are available - for horseriding, to kayak, to cycling- just check out the Durbuy Adventure Website, as they seem to be the main organisation organising all this and are present in every-corner of the town.

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  • So many activities

    by keithz123 Written Oct 10, 2004

    For enjoying Durbuy as a little town, you just need to wear comfortable clothes and walk around to discover every corner of this beautiful place.

    However, that's just if relaxation if on your agenda. Several other activities are available - for horseriding, to kayak, to cycling- just check out the Durbuy Adventure Website, as they seem to be the main organisation organising all this and are present in every-corner of the town.

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    The house...

    by irinuca Written May 30, 2004

    What i was impresed in Durbuy is the old air that the small city has. The Castle and the old fashiond car's , the Hotels and shops with antiques and nice things to buy.
    You just can't describes it in words...

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