Take to the heights! Villages and castles in Haute Ardenne

  • 3 days
  • 2 night
  • Castle of Vianden
  • Clervaux castle
  • The village of Clervaux and the exhibition “The Family of Man
  • Durbuy
  • Dégustation à la brasserie d'Achouffe
Castle of ViandenClervaux castleThe village of Clervaux and the exhibition “The Family of ManDurbuyDégustation à la brasserie d'Achouffe
DescriptionDo you most particularly enjoy visiting characteristic castles and villages with a certain charm? If you do, choose this three-day circuit, which will take your group on a discovery of the riches of the province of Belgian Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The first day will begin with a visit to Durbuy, nicknamed “the world’s smallest town” and a visit to its Parc des Topiaires. After the meal, you will set out to explore the feudal castle of la Roche before sampling a beer at the Brasserie Achouffe.

Departure to Luxembourg on the second day and in particular its superb Clervaux castle, home to the exhibition “The Family of Man”. Having gathered your strength, you will make your way to Vianden, also known for its sumptuous feudal castle.

Esh-sur-Sûre, its drapery museum and its castle ruins await you to commence the third day, which continues in Luxembourg. A visit to the town of Wiltz will feature in this stay “up high” in exploration of characteristic castles and villages.

Duration: 3 days/2 night
Opening day(s)
ProgrammeDay 1: Durbuy / La Roche / Achouffe (BE) / Clervaux (LU)
  • Guided tour of the town of Durbuy with sampling of Ardenne Ham (1h)
  • Guided tour of the Parc des Topiaires (1h)
  • Lunch at your disposal in Durbuy
  • Guided tour of the feudal castle of La Roche (1h)
  • Guided tour of the Brasserie Achouffe with beer sampling (1h30)
  • Dinner (3 courses, drinks excluded) and overnight stay at the Hôtel du Commerce in Clervaux
Alternatives:
* L’Abbaye de Stavelot, which houses three museums: the Historical Museum of the Stavelot-Malmedy Principality, the Musée Guillaume Apollinaire and Musée du Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
*Le Bastogne War Museum

Day 2: Clervaux / Vianden (LU)
  • Guided tour of the exhibition “The Family of Man” at Clervaux castle (1h30)
  • Guided walk through the streets of Clervaux (30’)
  • Lunch at your disposal in Clervaux or Vianden
  • Guided tour of Vianden castle (1h30)
  • Free time in Vianden (1h30)
  • Dinner (3 courses, drinks excluded) and overnight stay at the Hôtel du Commerce in Clervaux
Alternative:
*Bourscheid Castle

Day 3: Esch-sur-Sûre / Wiltz (LU)
  • Guided tour of the drapery, castle ruins and the village of  Esch-sur-Sûre (2h)
  • Lunch at your disposal in Wiltz
  • Guided tour of Wiltz (1h)
Alternatives:
* Solar boat tour in Esch-sur-Sûre
* The Slate Museum in Haut-Martelange
ValidityGroups of 20 persons minimum
Transport not included in the price
Benefits
  • Accompanying guide (FR/EN/NL or DE) included
  • Free of charge for the group leader and driver
  • Menus featuring local specialities
  • Unmissable events suggested
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Circuit n° 1
  • Parc des Topiaires

1 - The town of Durbuy and the Parc des Topiaires

Walk through the historical heart of the world’s smallest town and the biggest topiary garden with its collection of trimmed box trees, which is unique in Europe. This original 1 ha garden brings together 250 sculptures, of which some of the plants are more than 120 years old!
  • Le château de La Roche-en-Ardenne

2 - Le château de La Roche

The impressive ruins of the 19th-century fortified castle overhang the town, their dark mass rising up on the Deister rock. A medieval atmosphere restored through its towers, arrow slits and other forgotten features.
  • Brasserie d'Achouffe - Tasting

3 - La Brasserie d’Achouffe

Take a guided tour and explore the history of Chouffe beers at the Atelier des Lutins. Afterwards, sample the specialities at the Auberge des Lutins.
  • Exhibition “The Family of Man” - Clervaux

4 - The village of Clervaux and the exhibition “The Family of Man”

Clervaux is dominated by a 12th-century castle, which was superbly restored following its destruction during the Second World War. It houses the permanent exhibition “The Family of Man”, a photographic legend listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World register.
  • Castle of Vianden

5 - The village and Castle of Vianden

Like Victor Hugo, succumb to the charm of the lanes, churches, ramparts and fortified towers of the little medieval town, which is presided over by the sumptuous feudal castle, a listed part of national heritage and recognised as one of Europe’s major historical monuments.
  • Esch-sur-sûre

6 - The village and castle ruins of Esch-sur-Sûre

Set in one of the valleys of the Sûre, in the heart of the Luxembourg Ardennes, the village of Esch-sur-Sûre is located at the foot of the oldest castle in the Grand Duchy. The castle ruins, unchanged since the Middle Ages, offer a superb view across the village and its alleys.
  • The House of drapery

7 - The House of drapery in Esch-sur-Sûre

This former drapery presents the craft of sheet-making.
  • Wiltz City Hall

8 - Wiltz

The “Capital of the Ardennes”, a title conferred on the town by Prince Henry of the Netherlands in 1866, is located in the heart of the wild and romantic forested, hilly landscape of the Luxembourgian Ardennes, and has a brewing tradition that is several centuries old.