This restaurant- bar is at the top of the Citadelle offering fantastic views. However the service was slow, but this gave the opportunity to see the amazing ice creams being served at other tables. After two beers we used the smallest room! This took me back in time to the 1960's and the public convenience in the local village, the room was large...more
I not sleep there but just walk around , but it seems a very beautifull trendy place to stay....more
The most amazing range of delicious chocolates. A range of diabetic chocolates as well. Unfortunately the tasting room no longer exists :-( But still the best chocolates I've ever tasted, and I've tasted a few!!!! however they were better at ambient tempertures when the full flavour came out, than cold from my fridge at home after a hot journey...more
I loved the hotel location on the river. If you take any meals at the hotel or drinks at the hotel...more
Located in the small village of Spontin, we came across the medieval Spontin Castle. With its massive walls, its towers topped with slate and with its moat with drawbridge, the Castle is surrounded by the water's of the River Bocq. The castle belonged to the noble family of Beaufort, who between 1266 and 1284 built the main tower which is the core...more
As we were driving around, we noticed they had a little Tourist Train.We usually do these tour's so my husband can see the sight's, but here, the washing was more important.This Town is hilly, so it may be a good idea to do the 1 hour tour, which is reasonably priced!The circuit takes you to the circle of the King, Cave of Lorettepanorama, Chateau...more
Rue de Behogne 46, Rochefort, 5580, Belgium
Good for: Families
St. Hubert the town, and located there is a huge Abbey and Bascilica. We didn't have time to stop, well, only for a photo, but I wish we did have after looking at the listed website. The Church didn't become a basilica until 1927.In the facade, it is possible to see the porch with its key in the shape of a ram (a symbol of Christ), the armouries of...more
Here at the Grottes de Han cave system you begin your trip from the town of Han-s-Lesse at the ticket counter where you board an open train which takes you several kilometers to the caves entrance, just a small hole in the mountainside. You little suspect the wonders you will find inside as you enter and go down the stairs.We were unable to...more
Rue des chasseurs Ardennais 1, Han-sur-Lesse, 5580, Belgium
Good for: Couples
Half way the walk in the park you will find yourself on the border of the river Lesse. Enjoy a coffee, a soft drink or beer, an ice cream... Hmmm, I think I had an ice cream. Or was it a soft drink? I can't remember! Just a few euros spent, I do know that.Behind the 'restaurant' you continue your walk. At first a very short bit quite steep, after...more
This small natural reserve has a wonderful hike set out in it. There are remains of Roman and Middle age habitat, including a bath house with underground heating (hypocaustum). This is unique in Belgium. There are many prehistorical caves which you can clamber into and beautiful forests and views. Deep down below you can see the river Lesse where...more
As many other little gems in the Ardens, Furfooz is not easy to find if you don't leave the main road or highway. Once in Dinant, take the road to Rochefort. Then follow the signs "Furfooz". The park itself is at the end of a dead end road. Please check the opening hours on the website. It is not an-all-year-round-open attraction.The park starts...more
One of the famoust Wallonia village
One of the most beautiful villages of Wallonia.
Deserved well, the label… Falaën, is fixed on the valley of Molignée.
This river curves in the middle of wood and forests neighbouring, and invites to the walk.
Un des plus beaux villages de Wallonie
Bien mérité, le label...Falaën, est accroché à la vallée de la Molignée.
Cette rivière serpente au milieu des bois et forêts avoisinants , et invite à la promenade.Related to:
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There is a tourist information centre just behind the rock/cave of Saint Anthony. I didn't checked the opening hours as I didn't needed to go inside.But well it is good to know they have one there.You can see the building and the "I" sign behind the small group of students.more
Rue Basse 32, Crupet, 5332, Belgium
Good for: Business
Manufactured by a priests, and dedicated to Saint Anthony, this cave/rock is really remarkable.I cannot imagine I have seen more kitch but then I haven't been to many of these kind of places before :)Nevertheless, it is worth a stop. It is really worth a short visit :)more
Thejubé Dated back to 1531, it is called "Jubé Charles Quint" because according to the tradition, the emperor therecontributed of its monies. The coats of arms of this one figure party and of other of a placed badge to the centerof the jubé. Made in avesnes stone, borne by columns in granit, this is a lace wonder in gothic flowered isconstituted of...more
The statue of Our Lady She is placed on an altar in the transom north of the transept. This style Virgin Roman dates back tothe end of the Xème century and is one of the more former statues mariales of our country. The statue in wood is coveredwith veneer silver since the Xième century. She is dressed according to the Spanish method since the...more
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In the center of Cornimont you can go have a drink in 'Au Vi Ramon'. It's a very peculiar place. There's a small shop attached to it where they sell puppets of witches and other strange things. On the drink list you have different kinds of beer, soft drinks, warm drinks, ... but also their own brew with the name 'Dragon' and made from the dandelion flower. As you can see on the picture it has a very tasty poison green colour :-). The beer tastes definitely better than it looks like, but I wouldn't drink it every day though. But definitely go to this place if green is missing on your list of 'Strange Coloured Beers I Drank'.
Ruines du Château de Montaigle
The castle Montaigle was build in the 14th century on a rock and destroyed in the 16th century so that there are only ruins nowadays.There are signs to the castle and there's a rather little parking on a country road at some houses. We almost missed the sign to it. From there, it's about 500 m to the castle, and from this way you already have a...more
Here's another photo of the castle. There have been restaurations, you can see here at the two towers what efforts need to be done so that they don't collapse. On the homepage of the ruins, you can read a lot about the technique of the restaurations - if you know French!more
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Ardennes hams can be bought at butchers shop in the Ardennes. Not to mention supermarkets and such. But let's keep to butchers.
It's hard to know who's quality is best. And you can't go by price!
In Bouillon I saw the "Noix de Jambon" (1.5 kilo on average, boneless) for around 16 euro per kilo.
In Dinant I saw the same for well over 20 euro per kilo.
Beauraing is a small country town of no particular significance with a local butcher who's family business has been up and running since 1946.
Butcher Lambot wins prizes on a regular basis. My friend tells me his business has grown considerably over the last 20 years. Not the shop, but the part where he manufactures all those lovely sausages and hams.
What to buy: We bought 2 Noix de Jambon, well over 1.5 kilo each. We bought 6 thin, small dried sausages and a very big sausage of 1.1 kilo.
The pork that Lambot uses is from special pigs that have been fed and raised in such a way that their unsaturated fat content makes their meat much much healthier to eat.
A small word of warning: if you plan to take away several hams from here, you might as well phone in and order.
The hams we took away were still quite young, not fully dried. We prefered an older cut but those in the shop were reserved.
Butcher Lambot does not have a website. But there are some news articles about him.
In French :-)
Contest prizes 2009
Butchers, last of the Mohicans
What to pay: The hams and the big sausage were 12.45 euro per kilo (well under the prices we saw elsewhere!), and the dried small sausages were 1 euro each.Related to:
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