Discover (a little) the Gaume in 1 day ... or more!
Do you like to visit a lot, and you have little time? Read this article, and get started! In a few kilometers, you will discover some of our best spots.
Orval, its beer, its abbey ...
To all lord, all honor: Orval first! When entering Florenville, turn left and follow the pretty winding road. Orval is renowned for its excellent beer. It has also been a place of spirituality for a long time. The splendid ruins testify to this, which I recommend you to visit. It is one of those calming places as we love them. You can stop for a tasting at the Auberge de l'Ange garde, almost at the gates of the abbey.
Lorraine Gaumaise, French Gaume ...: Avioth and Montmédy
From Orval, cross the border to Avioth , a very pretty village in French Gaume, where the minor basilica and especially its hostess, are worth more than a glance.La Gaume indeed plays across borders, and we speak of Lorraine Gaumaise to designate this unique territory. Recently, a local produce grocery store opened, and a restaurant on the square offers a good menu: reservation essential! Continue towards Thonnelle as far as the citadel of Montmédy , erected by Vauban. Take the time to stroll through the streets of this small city between the walls and breathe in its very special charm. A visit to the ramparts will allow you to discover the very vast panorama around.
Montquintin and Virton: foray into our history and city walk
Return to Belgium for a breath of fresh air and history in Montquintin , its castle, its village, its pretty museum of rural life and its landscape! You will get there by taking the direction of Rouvroy. You are not far from Virton : treat yourself to a breakin one of these very nice establishments. The Tourist Office offers you abundant documentation and valuable advice, with a smile! To see: the Gaumais Museums , a journey through time from archaeological excavations to contemporary times. Virton is also a pleasant pedestrian and a very pretty stroll along the Ton in the lower part of the city.
Our favorite spots, absolutely
Leave Virton, direction Etalle. Continue to a place called Fourneau Marchand (on your right after the Croix-rouge crossroads). This is one of our favorite places to meet friends and enjoy a freshly caught trout. Reservation essential, payment in cash. Continue towards Etalle and turn at Buzenol, following the arrows "Montauban". Follow a lovely path through woods and ponds toMontauban site : in my opinion, an indisputable marvel that combines the pre-industrial history of our region, archeology, nature and contemporary art! Accessible 24 hours a day, except for indoor exhibitions , open Tuesday to Sunday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free, without reservation except when there is a strong crowd.
Very close, and well hidden: the Island
Finally, I entrust you with another preserved place: the Île nature reserve , in Etalle. From Montauban, return to Buzenol, then Etalle. On leaving Etalle, direction Florenville, park in the tiny car park just after the last roundabout. Please note, this is indeed a nature reserve: the usual precautions at this place are in order! Lovers of animal photos, you will love it. You are 10 km from our guest rooms.take the road quietly towards Tintigny, then Rossignol, and you are there! You will have traveled 83 kms if you follow this route where each stage represents a short distance.Of course, you can spread this program over several days, it will be even more enjoyable for you.