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In Our Area

La Chocolaterie de Roly-Chambres d'hôtes et Gîtes recommends their favourite places … around PHILIPPEVILLE

Natural heritage
to 29.9 Km in our area

Les Jardins d'Annevoie

Discover these landscaped gardens 250 years ago and listed in the major heritage of Wallonia. Stroll among the fountains, the waterfalls, the ponds and the fountains, through the ordered French gardens, the intimate Italian or even the wilder English. Bicentennial gardens Located in the province of Namur, the Annevoie Gardens are the only water gardens in Belgium. Housed in the 18th century, they are among the most beautiful in Europe. This major heritage of Wallonia, where the charm of nature reigns is to discover the seasons. Water gardens The gardens do not use any machinery. The water flows naturally, only thanks to the natural unevenness. Discover strolling alleys, dozens of waterfalls and fountains, pools, ponds and symmetrical rows of majestic trees. Style gardens At every turn, this magical place offers you a new landscape: the superb perspectives of the French gardens, the fantasy of the English style and the intimate charm of the Italian style. Let yourself be surprised by a dazzling and romantic show at each stop. Your kids will also love the wooden playground with a lot of fun for 3-12 year olds. Do not miss his French garden. Visitors with special needs This attraction offers facilities or facilities for people with special needs: Deaf people with difficulty of comprehension: plans with explanations are available This structure is not certified Access-i, we invite you to contact directly to it to know the conditions of actual accessibility.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
""These gardens are among the most beautiful in Europe. Majestic and peaceful at the same time, you will stroll in a green setting where there are waterfalls, fountains and water jets operating thanks to the forces of Nature. ""
Cultural activity
to 6.2 Km in our area

Steam Railway of the 3 Valleys

 The 3 Valleys steam railway is a 14 km long standard gauge Belgian tourist railway, created in 1973, and which operates in the Walloon Region in particular the Mariembourg - Treignes section of line 132 ( Charleroi to Vireux- Molhain , in France ). It has a significant heritage of historic railway rolling stock from several countries, and every year organizes a steam festival appreciated by many enthusiasts. - September 21 & 22, 2024 : Steam Festival
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
"The 3 Valleys Steam Railway is an extraordinary experience that offers a nostalgic journey through picturesque landscapes. Whether you decide to visit alone for a leisurely getaway or with the family to create memories together, the retro charm of the locomotives at steam and the warm atmosphere make every journey memorable. A captivating adventure for train enthusiasts and an ideal outing to share with your loved ones."
Cultural activity
to 22.4 Km in our area

Maredsous Abbey and Saint-Joseph Visitors Centre

Informations pratiques :  Merci de vous rendre le jour même, un peu avant l'heure de la visite, au BUREAU D'ACCUEIL TOURISTIQUE SUR L'AILE DROITE DU BATIMENT SAINT-JOSEPH. Vous y trouverez le bureau d'accueil pour les visites guidées. Vous pourrez y signaler votre arrivée et vous recevrez les instructions pour le départ de la visite guidée. Merci de bien respecter les heures de visites afin de permettre le bon déroulement de celles-ci.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
"Maredsous Abbey is a neo-Gothic abbey founded in 1872 at the instigation of Hildebrand de Hemptinne Belgian monk and the financial support of the Desclée family. Located in the heart of the Molignée valley on the plain of Scrépia, this place invites tranquility and offers its visitors opportunities for discovery. The St Joseph reception center offers a cafeteria where it is good to taste the abbey's beer and cheese. A microbrewery is open since the beginning of 2023 allowing visitors to share the products of the abbey's brews as well as local products. ""
Cultural activity
to 27.8 Km in our area

Dinant Citadel

Built in 1051 by the Prince-bishop of Liège, the Citadel stands proudly above the Dinant city and offers a striking view of the Meuse. Carried away in the glass cabin of the cable car, you will find throughout the route, in addition to the Arms Museum, objects and didactic panels retracing the glorious past of this Mosan city. Discover its history, key to its citadel and its inhabitants during the First World War. End your visit with a break on the terrace "between cannons and casemates".
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
""The Citadel of Dinant is an unmissable historical and tourist site in Belgium. It was built in 1818 on the site of a dismantled fort built by Vauban on the site of an old castle built in 1051 by the prince-bishop of Liège. The Citadel of Dinant stands proudly on the Dinant rock and offers a magnificent panorama of the city. I highly recommend visiting the Citadel of Dinant for an unforgettable experience!""
Sport activities
to 15.5 Km in our area

Natura Parc

 Located in a natural setting of unique beauty in Belgium on the banks of the Plate Taille lake at the Eau d'Heure Lakes , the Natura Parc is an adventure park offering several sports activities in the heart of nature . Among these activities, the park has several tree climbing courses , zip lines including two round trips over the lake, a pendulum jump, a free fall and many other activities. Let yourself be seduced by this unique adventure park in Wallonia and its multiple activities to do with family or friends on the banks of the most beautiful lake in Belgium . Whatever your level, wake up the adventurer in you and go to Natura Parc . You will always find the activity that best fits your desires of harness!
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
Cultural activity
to 18 Km in our area

Aquascope Virelles

Want to take a walk, discover a forest pond and learn while having fun? Come to the Virelles Aquascope! Thanks to its reed bed and its 80 hectare lake, the Aquascope Virelles is the center par excellence for the discovery of all the splendors that nature has to offer. Whether you are a novice, a naturalist or whether you come with your family or a group, the pond will make you discover its thousand and one riches. The Aquascope Virelles mission is to combine tourism, education and environmental protection. This is to keep the tourist use of the site but to reduce its impact on the environment and put it to the benefit of awareness.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
The Virelle Aquascope is a true haven of peace for nature lovers. The reserve offers a unique immersive experience, allowing you to observe fauna and flora in their natural environment. The various facilities, such as observatories and trails, make observations accessible and fascinating. Whether for ornithology enthusiasts, aquatic plant enthusiasts or simply families looking for a quiet day in the open air, the Virelle Aquascope is a natural gem to discover. An enriching getaway that sparks curiosity and offers the perfect balance between education and relaxation. ????”
Cultural activity
to 28.5 Km in our area

Le Bois du Cazier

First attraction of the Pays de Charleroi with 60,000 annual visitors, this essential must be marked with a cross on the tourist map of Wallonia! South of Charleroi, the Bois du Cazier is an unmissable cultural place against the background of industrial heritage.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
A visit rich in emotions during which you will discover the life of miners and their families, at the time when black gold was the source of wealth for Charleroi. An exceptional site very well laid out."
Cultural activity
to 15.5 Km in our area

Parc du Crocodile Rouge

 Welcome to the Red Crocodile Park, Fun for the whole family Located at the Eau d'Heure lakes, a place of excellence for enjoying nature, the Red Crocodile Park is a celebration for the whole family, groups and businesses. Children, like adults, will find something to amuse themselves but also something to eat. Come and spend a day full of incredible adventures that you will not soon forget.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
Cultural activity
to 6.8 Km in our area

Souterrains de Philippeville

Philippeville est une entité proposant des richesses touristiques qui méritent d'être découvertes. Dès lors, l'Office du Tourisme se mobilise pour animer, développer et promotionner cette superbe région. Il est possible, via l'asbl, de réserver une visite de la ville et des souterrains en français et néerlandais avec des guides expérimentés
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
an excellent combination for even more Discoveries and Well-Being! Don't miss the visit to the underground passages of our beautiful little town accompanied by a fascinating guide! Also come and taste the specialties of Philippeville: beer rabbit, Schwendi and Vilaines... a few hours of timeless happiness!”
Cultural activity
to 8.2 Km in our area

Espace Arthur Masson

 Located at the entrance of the village of Treignes, Espace Arthur Masson has rehabilitated the 3 old schools of the village. One houses an audioguided audioguided show that traces life in the Ardennes from the 30s to the 60s through 11 stages. In another, you can admire the reconstruction of a class of 1932 and revive an old-fashioned class. In the latter, you can enjoy a good local dish and enjoy a good "Toine", a local beer and take home products.
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
Absolutely worth visiting with children. The role play that the Ecole d'Autreviens offers us interests adults and children in a fun way! The older ones will be nostalgic and will find their equipment which has become obsolete!”
Cultural activity
to 17.5 Km in our area

Brûly-de-Pesche 1940 "Between Occupation and Resistance"

Brûly-de-Pesche "BETWEEN OCCUPATION AND RESISTANCE" The BRULY-DE-PESCHE 1940 memorial and historic site seduces with the modesty and authenticity of its buildings. The evacuation of 28 villages allows the creation of a forbidden zone and the requisition of the buildings of the village square. At the end of May 40, the Occupant was active in the construction of a Grand Headquarters. On June 6, A. Hitler moved there in preparation for the second phase of the Battle of France. Under a thick vegetal cover, the RAVIN DU LOUP , den of the Führer accommodates chalets, bunker and park. As for the surrounding woods, they were the scene of intense activities carried out by the Resistance. Immerse yourself in a historic atmosphere by visiting this memorial site built around requisitioned period buildings and the "Ravine du Loup". Didactic panels, a recent scenography with interactive material will enhance your visit and stimulate your thinking. A short film also offers various testimonies or documents relating to the Nazi ideology, its devastating consequences and the engagement of an active Resistance. The layout of the Kasino, with its sound effects, coded messages, posters, maps, themed display cases and collections will enrich your visit. Close to the site, follow suit and take advantage of our marked walks in the depths of superb biodiversity! In advance, we wish you a pleasant visit!
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
One of the most important places in our local history!” with a visit to Hitler’s bunker
Sport activities
to 7.6 Km in our area

Guided vintage bike rides (Uni Moke)

Explore the Viroin Valley during our guided vintage e-bike rides. This activity is recommended for family groups. Qualities and advantages: This activity can be practiced from 12 years old and up to 77 years old; The walk is guided; The saddle has a very large seat which, for some models, allows a child to accompany you; The power of the batteries makes the ride accessible to anyone young or old; Easy access parking; Beverage / snack vending machines; The start of a small luna-park, called Lunatich; Scooters and Segways are also available for hire for a short ride; -> at the end of the walk, the women say they don't have sore buttocks (lol)
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
Cultural activity
to 8.4 Km in our area

Ecomuseum of the Viroin

Located in the Castle Farm of Treignes, impressive building dating back to its oldest part to sixteenth century, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin offers to its visitors and users to (re) discover the rural heritage of the Entre-Sambre and Meuse region and, through this, the past of our society and its changes from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The museum is an illustration of the technological know-how of village communities, but also a mirror of cultural and social changes that have passed throught the region of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse for two centuries. Through scientific research, the valorization of a vast collection (tools, furniture, agricultural machinery, posters ...), events, educational animations, it is a whole knowledge and a whole history which are transmitted and share. Anchored in its time, the Ecomuseum of the Viroin also works to enhance current thinking on rurality and the notion of ecological transition .
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
Cultural activity
to 27.4 Km in our area

LES JARDINS DU LAC DE BAMBOIS

Un site riche en découvertes pour les amoureux de nature, pour une balade en famille ou entre amis Ce domaine, retenu comme site Natura 2000 et situé à quelques pas du Ravel, vous propose : • de vous détendre : baignade en eau douce avec plages de sable - cafétéria - plaine de jeux - organisation d'anniversaires et d'évènements tout public • de vous promener dans 12 jardins thématiques, aux ambiances variées et surprenantes • d'en apprendre un peu plus sur la nature qui vous entoure: affûts ornithologiques, aquariums, expositions, panneaux didactiques, visites guidées, animations • de pêcher en barque ou en float-tube, ou de suivre des initiations à la pêche pour enfants et adultes
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
"Looking for a walk in the great outdoors to discover the local fauna and flora, stroll through landscaped gardens? Or simply take a little dip? It's at Lac de Bambois that this is happening."
Cultural activity
to 11.3 Km in our area

Office du Tourisme de Couvin

 Depuis 2019, notre Office du Tourisme s'est engagé dans la démarche ""Wallonie Destination Qualité "" visant ainsi une recherche permanente d'amélioration, de performance et d'excellence. Ce label signifie que : ● Votre satisfaction est notre priorité ● Vous offrir un service de qualité est essentiel ● Vous vous sentez accueilli de manière unique ● Vos avis et réclamations sont pris en compte et nous permettent d'améliorer nos prestations Outre nos missions d'accueil, d'information et de promotion, notre Office du Tourisme gère également deux fleurons du tourisme couvinois : –les Grottes de Neptune –le site historique de Brûly-de-Pesche 1940 Maintenir la qualité de notre réseau de promenades balisées est aussi un de nos objectifs. C'est la raison pour laquelle notre Office du Tourisme dispose de deux ouvriers chargés de l'entretien du balisage et de la propreté de nos sentiers. Depuis bientôt 5 ans, notre Office du Tourisme est également labellisé « Bienvenue Vélo « . Ceci implique notamment la mise à disposition d'un parking vélo, d'une fontaine à eau, d'une pharmacie et d'un kit de réparation. Pour nos cyclistes malchanceux, ce dernier est disponible dans nos locaux. Toutes nos équipes se tiennent à votre disposition et se feront un plaisir de vous accueillir ou de vous renseigner !
André Corbisier
Why we recommend these places
"Would you like to be informed as best as possible about the activities to do in the region? Do not hesitate to contact the Couvin Tourist Office
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