L’Eau d’Heure: biggest reservoir, equipped for watersports;
The valley of the Viroin with its’ stunning landscapes and unique sites such as Fond’ry des Chiens;
The valley of the Molignée;
The spectacular views over the river Meuse at the Freyr castle and gardens;
The water gardens of Annevoie;
The caves of Han.
Namur and Dinant: visit the citadel and make a minicruise on the river Meuse; in Namur make sure to go to the Quartier Latin for boutique shopping and the Museum of Felicien Rops
Charleroi: the Photography museum is on international level but surely the coal mining site of “Bois du Cazier” has been awarded UNESCO world heritage status
Mons: “le Grand Hornu” is a beautifully restored mining site housing today an excelling design museum
Walcourt: medieval market town, ramparts, beautiful basilica with onion shaped tower
The Abbeys of Maredsous, Floreffe and Chimay where you can taste excellent cheeses and beers
The most beautiful villages of Wallonia are within your reach: Celles (22 miles), Crupet (25 miles), Fagnolles (12 miles), Falaën (20 miles), Lompret (20 miles), Sosye (16 miles), Soulne (16 miles), Vierves-sur-Viroin (20 miles) and one more: Dourbes (16 miles)
Train museum and steam train of “the 3 valleys” brings you from Mariembourg to Treignes, you can see and experience old trains, take your bike with you on the train, get off-on at a number of picturesque stations.
For food lovers
The best one is Brasserie du Bocq in the village Purnode with very good tour of the brewery, own
café and sunny terraces.
Brasserie des Fagnes in Mariembourg, Maredsous and Chimay (one of the 7 Trappist beers in the world) must be on your tasting list as well (try for sure the “Chimay 500” or the draft Chimay that you won’t find elsewhere).
Farm products and regional specialities
The “Crevecoeur” farm at just half a mile from your place offers home grown meat, dairy products and a genuine ice cream in a dozen of flavours.
The snail farm in Warnant offers you the famous “Petit Gris” that are served in Michelin star restaurants.
La Ferme de la Sauvenière is a top notch address for gourmands that love confit de canard and foie
L’eau Blanche – Bistro -33km
Rue Gustave Joaris, 27
La Broche – restaurant – 34km
Rue Grande, 22
Closed : Tuesday-Wednesday.
Matthias and Sea – restaurant – 12,5km
Route de Philippeville, 34
Les Armes – Bistro – 6 km
Place d’Armes, 3
Closed : Tuesday evening-Wednesday
La Table d’Anas – Bistro – 6km
Rue de France, 3
Also caterering service
La vache rouge – Bistro – 2km
Rue de Charleroi, 3
Open : 7/7 – 18.00-22.00 – Sunday : 12.00-15.00/18.00-22.00
Imperial Wok – restaurant
Rue des Ecoles, 2a
Closed : Monday – exc. Bank Holiday
Auberge les 4 bras – bistro – 6km
Rue de France, 49
Closed : Monday
Le phénicien – restaurant – 6 km
Route de France, 33
Il Gusto Giusto - restaurant – 6 km
Rue de Namur, 35