Ardennes, a whole history of flavours and traditions

  • 5 days
  • 4 night
  • Bouillon Castle
  • Charleville Mézière - Place Ducale
  • Namur Citadel
  • Orval Abbey
  • Vue aérienne de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu
  • Escargotière de Warnant
  • Château de Clervaux - vue extérieure
Bouillon CastleCharleville Mézière - Place DucaleNamur CitadelOrval AbbeyVue aérienne de l'Abbaye du Val-DieuEscargotière de WarnantChâteau de Clervaux - vue extérieure
DescriptionTempted by Ardennes? This particularly full circuit will let you explore Ardenne in all its facets and from every angle. Be it in Belgium, France or Luxembourg, you will get a comprehensive glimpse of the culture, heritage and cuisine of this superb cross-border region.

You will begin this stay at a gentle pace in Namur province with a visit to a snail farm, comprising sampling, followed by a tour of the Namur Citadel

Head south on the second day, which is devoted to the French Ardenne and, in particular, to the towns of Charleville-Mézières and Sedan, where a visit to the fortified castle is a firm feature of your programme.

The third day will be packed, with, first of all, a return to the province of Luxembourg in the south of Belgium. The first part of the day will comprise a tour of Bouillon Castle, Orval Abbey and sampling of “Petite Orval” beer, before setting out in the course of the afternoon to Luxembourg and, more precisely, the charming town of Clervaux.

Clervaux will remain on the programme on the fourth day, with a visit to the exhibition “The Family of Man” before returning to Liège province and, more precisely, its capital, the city of Liège. The Ardent City will first reveal itself to you by coach before you set out to explore its regional tradition via a sampling of Liège sweets, and its culture by visiting the Museum of Walloon Life

The final day has arrived already: this will be spent in Liège province once again, with a tour of the Pays de Herve cheese dairy, the Val-Dieu Abbey and an artisanal syrup factory in the Herve region.

Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Opening day(s)
ProgrammeDay 1: Namur (B)
  • Tour of snail farm with sampling (1h30)
  • Lunch at the Namur Citadel
  • Tour of the citadel (2h)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Namur

Day 2: Namur / Charleville-Mézières (F) / Sedan
  • Tour of Charleville-Mézières (1h30) 
  • Lunch on location
  • Tour of the Fortified Castle of Sedan (1h30)
  • Sampling of a Sedan beer
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Sedan
 
Day 3: Sedan / Bouillon (B) / Orval / Clervaux (L)
  • Tour of Bouillon Castle (1h30)
  • Lunch and sampling “Petite Orval” beer
  • Tour of the Orval Abbey (1h30)
  • Sampling of Luxembourgian wines • Dinner and overnight stay in Clervaux

Day 4: Clervaux / Liège (B)
  • Tour of the exhibition “The Family of Man” (1h30)
  • Lunch en route
  • Tour of Liège by coach (1h)
  • Surprise sampling of Liège sweets
  • Tour of the Museum of Walloon Life (2h)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Liège
 
Day 5: Liège / Pays de Herve (B)
  • Tour of a cheese dairy with sampling (1h30)
  • Tour of the brewery of Val-Dieu Abbey with sampling (1h15)
  • Lunch of local flavours at the abbey
  • Tour of a syrup factory with sampling (1h15)
ValidityGroups of 20 persons minimum
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  • Accompanying guide (FR/EN/NL or DE) included
  • Free of charge for the group leader and driver
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Circuit n° 1
  • Escargotière de Warnant

1 - L’escargotière de Warnant

A playful and humorous exploration of a snail farm: from raising to fattening, via mating, egg-laying and hatching. 
  • Namur Citadel

2 - Namur Citadel

Visit the Namur Citadel, one of the biggest fortified sites in Europe. The tour illustrates several centuries of occupation and military architecture.
  • Charleville-Mézières

3 - Charleville-Mézières, town of art and culture

Explore its historical heart, the Place Ducale, the Ramparts of Mézières, the Basilica of Notre Dame d’Espérance, and much more.
  • Castle of Sedan

4 - The Fortified Castle of Sedan

Set out to encounter Europe’s biggest medieval fortress! Play princes and princesses for a night! For a hotel has been established within the fortified wall.
  • Bouillon Castle

5 - Bouillon Castle

Let yourself be captivated by the oldest and most interesting vestige of the feudal system in Belgium. It owes its fame to the story of Godefroid de Bouillon, who went away to the Crusades. 
  • Orval Abbey

6 - Orval Abbey, almost a thousand years old

A sensation of serenity blended with spellbinding charm will take hold of you during this visit. Next to the abbey, the Ange Gardien Inn holds a unique treasure: “Petite Orval”, which you won’t taste anywhere else!
  • Exhibition “The Family of Man” - Clervaux

7 - Clervaux and the exhibition “The Family of Man”

Pay a visit to this exhibition listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World register. A professional photographer will give you a few hints for turning your photos into masterpieces!
  • Place du Marché - Liège

8 - Liège, the “Ardent City”

Liège is not short on assets to captivate you. Explore its historical heart, its railway station built by Calatrava, its numerous museums, its very special atmosphere, or the warmth of the Liégeois locals...
  • Museum of Walloon Life - Liège

9 - The Museum of Walloon Life

Penetrate the secrets of the Walloon territory and its inhabitants during your visit to the Museum of Walloon Life.
  • Val-Dieu Abbey - Beer

10 - The brewery of Val-Dieu Abbey

After exploring this jewel of Liège heritage, sample its flavoursome beers inspired by the recipes of the brewer-monks.
  • Herve cheese

11 - The local producers of the Pays de Herve

Meet some of the producers from the Pays de Herve, the plateau of a thousand flavours. Get clued up on the making of the famous Herve cheese and Liège syrup!
  • Local products from Ardennes

12 - Opportunities to sample authentic products

Ardenne residents, be they Belgian, French or Luxembourgian, have a big appetite for life and their biggest pleasure is generously sharing their regional products!