One day excursion
This tour usually starts in the middle of Wallonia*.
Our first stop is Rochehaut and Bottasart. That’s where we need to be in order to enjoy the most stunning view over the Semois valley.
Bottasart also harbours the tomb of the Giant, a landscape that has its name from the shape and the curves of the valley.
Now we are very close to Bouillon one of the starting points of the first crusaders to Jerusalem ten centuries ago.
Following the Semois valley we will stop in front of the very cute village of Chassepierre with another great panoramic view over the valley before to pay a visit to the Old Abbey of Orval. After 700 years of history the 2 first abbeys were destroyed with the last one during the French revolution. The new structure built in the beginning of the XXth century is now used by Trappist monks who are still nowadays making the famous beers and cheeses that largely contribute to Belgium’s gastronomic reputation. The coexistence of the old and the new abbeys makes it one of the most remarkable places in Belgium.
Our road will then cross the French Border very near where we make a short stop in Avioth: a great Basilica watches over this village of 150 persons. The place was well known for its miracles during the Middle Age and attracted many pilgrims from all over France. We will pass nearby in front of the impressive Montmedy Citadel still standing just next to the border before to cross it again back to Belgium and arrive in one of the nicest village of Wallonia: Torgny.
The tour usually ends in Luxembourg City.
* We can also offer custom formulas of this tour e.g. starting in Luxemburg.