Ideally located at the junction of 2 natural parks, our guest rooms allow you to discover a region of hills, cradled by the Semois, with history and stories to discover. Gastronomy is not to be outdone, but we will present it to you a little further.
La Gaume, an art of living
The Gaumais are in love with their region. They will want to share it with you if you take the time. Here is the key word: time! Here, the landscapes can be savored to the rhythm of footsteps or cycling. Beautiful routes will guide you through the villages and alleys. What to discover these houses pressed along a street: our famous village-streets! They have things to tell, these houses at the forefront of murderous battles in 1914! They also housed the steelworkers who operated the blast furnaces of this triple point, between Belgium, France and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Workers, and also peasants: they have always raised cows, and of course pigs, chickens and rabbits.As you will see, this is a land suitable for breeding, less for crops. You will take pleasure in guessing the transformations of these residences according to their occupants.
The park and the castle of Rossignol
You stay in a house rebuilt after the Great War. Discover its history on another page. 100m on your right is the Rossignol park, open to the public. A place for strolling, this former 11 hectare state park is home to many cultural events. This is where the blue note rises during the Gaume Jazz Festival. A multitude of associations occupy the castle, including the local Tourist Office and the Cultural Center. Apart from these different activities, the park harbors great biodiversity. 2 gardens, one therapeutic and the other oriented towards permaculture are accessible there. Coming up, a Sentier des Plumes, a poetic and fun route and a memorial interpretation center of the 14-18 War. As for the castle itself, its origin dates back to the 12th century. Destroyed and rebuilt during the European wars, itattests to Gaume's strategic location on the European political scene.
The battle for borders
Opposite the castle, the church of Rossignol. Like the castle and much of the village, it was also hit by the terrible bombings of August 22, 1914 . One of the first battles of the great war took place in the forest of Rossignol, in the direction of Neufchâteau, opposing French and German troops. Besides the death of the soldiers, commemorated by the military cemeteries at the edge of the forest, Rossignol keeps a painful memory of the civilian prisoners, executed in Arlon. The many monuments in the village itself testify to this, as well as an interesting route marked out with explanatory panels, starting from the church.
Walks and hikes
The marked trails allow you to explore the immediate surroundings of the village on foot or by bike:you will find abundant documentation in your room, which you can complete on request with the IGN maps made available to you. These trails all start from the ponds: a popular recreation area for families. For the more athletic: Rossignol is very close to 2 Long Distance Hiking Trails: the legendary GR16 of the Loops of the Semois and the GR151 Tour of Belgian Luxembourg. Good to know to prepare your stages! If you wish, we can convey your bags.
The must in Gaume
Rossignol is a village in Gaume, a region straddling the Franco-Belgian border. Do not miss the unmissable sites of the Abbey of Orval, the basilica of Avioth, Chiny and its breathtaking views over the Semois, where you will enjoy maneuvering a kayak or swimming in white water, or the splendid Domaine des Epioux, a superb place for walks. The website of the Tourist Office of Gaume full of information on activities, walks, events.
The Anlier Forest, the Ardennes
If you leave the village of Rossignol in the direction of Neufchâteau, you quickly enter the Parc Naturel de la Forêt d'Anlier. It is already the Ardennes, with its schist houses. The Neufchâteau lake has recently been redeveloped. It is a leisure area appreciated by all: children will find a beautiful playground there, the older ones devote themselves to aquatic leisure activities and sportsmen walk the hiking trails of the surrounding woods. The Anlier Forest Park also covers the beautiful village of Habay-la-Vieille with its lakes and castles, as well as its many marked trails. For a complete overview of activities in Wallonia and Brussels, do not miss the Wallonie Belgique Tourisme website .