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Trip List by seolram

Ardennes, Dinant and surrounding areas (not finished!!)

12 Oct 2011  many easter vacations
0.0 of 5 stars based on 0 votes

A nice getaway from hussle and buzzle

  • 1. Wavre
    Wavre, Walloon Brabant Province

    Brilliant trip if this is your first stay in the Ardennes, great starting point!
    After this trip you want to come back every year, I promiss you!

  • 2. Dinant
    Dinant, The Ardennes

    Make sure you have a nice comfortable gites, since you want to sleep well with everything we are going to do!

    After getting settled it's now time to see the town, wander around, see some shops (there's a supermarket in city centre with a parking garage underneath, so you can get your groceries and stash the car here while exploring town)

    Don't forget to get some Dinant' couque...not that it's tasty but its great fun to try to eat it...

    There are a couple of places where you can have dinner. For instance: Le Pavillon de Hong Kong, where you have direct sight on the Meuse and there's always something going on here...

  • 3. Waulsort
    Waulsort, The Ardennes

    Day 2 on your first real full day in the ardennes you might want to sleep in a little. If you're more of a hiking type, this is also a good starting point, but you can also just relax, have a nice and easy breakfast (there's a supermarket in the centre of Dinant or a breadmachine near your cottage)

  • 4. Spontin
    Spontin, The Ardennes

    We drive up to Spontin to see the castle and when you're in luck you can even see inside...

  • 5. Brasserie Caracole
    Brasserie Caracole, Falmignoul, The Ardennes

    Not too far from Dinant you'll find this small brewery, bit of hippie-style, but nice! The guided tour is good, ellaborate and the tasting is even better!

  • 6. Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)
    Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant), Dinant, The Ardennes

    Of course you cannot visit Dinant without visiting the Citadel

  • 7. Chateau et Jardins de Freyr -Waulsort
    Chateau et Jardins de Freyr -Waulsort, Waulsort, The Ardennes

    Small Versailles in Belgium, lovely gardens

  • 8. Hastiere-Lavaux
    Hastiere-Lavaux, The Ardennes

  • 9. Lavaux-Sainte-Anne
    Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, The Ardennes

    A very solid medieval castle, impressive, speaks to the immagination. 3 museums are located in this castle and the surroundings are perfect for a hike

  • 10. Givet
    Givet, Ardennes

  • 11. Beauraing
    Beauraing, The Ardennes

  • 12. Rochefort
    Rochefort, The Ardennes

  • 13. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy
    Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy, The Ardennes, Wallonia

    Of course, when in Rochefort you have to pay a visit to this abbey where you can buy cheese and beer at the gate!

  • 14. Namur
    Namur, The Ardennes

    Not too far from Dinant, nice route overthere by the way, you will find the lovely city of Namur

    Archaeological museum

  • 15. Citadelle (Citadel)
    Citadelle (Citadel), Namur, The Ardennes

    The movie at the citadelle is great, the buildings are impressive, but don´t take the little train, you won´t be able to understand a word.

  • 16. Treignes
    http://www.treignes.info/

    Museum village

    Musee du Malgre tout is a prehistory museum with great temporary exhibitions and outside in the small park there are reconstructions of prehistoric dwellings

    Ecomusee du viroin, about farmjobs in the surroundings, also nice temporary exhibitions

  • 17. Brasserie Super des Fagnes
    http://www.fagnes.com/

    After our visit to Treignes we drive up to Mariembourg, Super des Fagnes. Small Brewery in Mariembourg, great beer!! Get the sample tray and get a taste of everything!

  • 18. Villa Casanova
    Villa Casanova, Dinant, The Ardennes

    Drive back to Dinant, get a pizza and go back to the gite, have a nice quiet evening

  • 19. Castle Veves
    Castle Veves, Houyet, The Ardennes

    Day After a relaing morning we drive up to Chateau de Veves, a bit of a spooky castle, almost german, impressive

  • 20. Li Crochon
    http://www.licrochon.be/

    A small brewery in a farm-castle, good place for a snack and a drink, great atmosphere

  • 21. Abbaye de Maredsous
    Abbaye de Maredsous, Denee, The Ardennes

    Again a good moment for a sample tray of beer made at this abbaye. The Abbey is modern, the church is interesting

  • 22. Floreffe
    Floreffe, The Ardennes

    On our way home we stop at the big abbey of Floreffe, impressive and also great beer of course! Get some cheese and butter and of course some more beer at the abbey store.

    Get som Belgian fries befor you hit the road to go home or get to your next destination