A holiday in the Ardennes is a holiday among nature. This region of Belgium is found in the south-east part of the country. It hosts amazing flora and fauna as well as picturesque villages nestled in the river valleys. Arts and crafts, traditions and local cuisine complete this authentic place. The many activities one can enjoy here make the Ardennes an area that is even more worthy of spending a great time with loved ones.
History in the Ardennes is portrayed in many ways, in cities such as Liege, Namur, Bouillon, La Roche en Ardenne and others. On a holiday in the Ardennes, it's surely worth checking out the Unesco World Heritage Site, the Blégny Mine. It will show you the life of a miner in the 20th century. The Citadelle de Namur is also very impressive, it covers an entire hilltop. The Chateau de Bouillon should be yet another stop from a last minute holiday home in the Ardennes, this amazing castle dating back to 988 is said to be the country's greatest feudal castle.
The culture of the Ardennes is mostly defined by tradition actually. This amazing nature area is one that hosts not only beautiful cities with amazing museums, art galleries, monuments and events, theater and so on, but also quaint villages where traditions and crafts pay tribute to passed times. The Bastogne War Museum for example is a great place to visit if you're a fan of WW II happenings. In Liege there is the Musee des Beaux Artes. The Festival Outremeuse is held in summer, and definitely worth experiencing on a holiday in Ardennes.
A holiday among nature in Ardennes is like a given. This part of the country in fact hosts some unspoilt nature with a rich flora and fauna, with vast forests, hills and valleys, famous rivers. The nature of the Ardennes is dotted with not only picturesque villages but also with castles and citadels that rise like majestic witnesses of a glorious past (the Battle of the Bulge in WW II). Whichever part of nature you typically enjoy most, you will love it even more in the Ardennes.
Wellness and spa in the Ardennes should never be underrated, especially when we're talking about places such as Les Thermes de Spa, in Spa, or the Les Jardins des sens in Liege and others. From amazing massages to great baths, pools and jacuzzis, saunas and thermal waters, the relaxation environment is all more than complete.
In spring, a holiday in the Ardennes is one to take you fishing, walking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, cycling and so on. If you decide that winter is your holiday season in all facets this year, then you can expect a holiday in the Ardennes to be one of skiing and cross-country skiing, of snow scooter racing and so on. This scenic region of Belgium offers amazing landscapes, numerous ways to relax, enjoyment and excitement alike. Check out the Grotte de Lorette from your holiday villa in the Ardennes, the Grottes de Han, impressive cave systems that will surely make an impression on you, just like the entire area actually.
A family holiday in the Ardennes... besides the amazing nature here that allows you and your loved ones to relax and also have plenty of fun with all sorts of activities, there is also the sightseeing, the great restaurants, and of course, a family friendly holiday home in the Ardennes with a barbecue where you can spend amazing summer evenings for a chance. The Durbuy Adventure Park may be a fabulous option for entertaining your little ones, and Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy is also great fun for kids. The Gravity Park is an insane experience (hint: flying), one that you should definitely try though when on holiday in the Ardennes.
Belgium's culinary culture is amazing, and when on holiday in the Ardennes you should definitely not miss out on this experience. Try out the Flemish style asparagus, the croquettes with cheese or shrimp filling, the croque or grilled sandwich, the eel, the fish soup, the Flamiche tart, game, Moules Frites and many others.
Spending your holiday with a pet in the Ardennes is great fun, as the nature here is more than welcoming to both you and your loved ones. Thus if you feel like your vacation will be more complete together with Fifi, don't risk being homesick for him/her, book a pet friendly holiday home in the Ardennes and bring him/her along. Take long walks in the forests here, or relax on the river side, go kayaking or canoeing together, enjoy the local architecture and some people-watching on a nice terrace in one of the cities in the region. Tailor your sense of fun in the Ardennes just like you wish!Points of interest, a “must see” list in the Ardennes:
The Ardennes area in Belgium is one that will charm you in many ways, from its stunning nature to its attractions in cities such as Liege, Namur, Bouillon, La Roche en Ardenne and others. Opt for a holiday in Ardennes, for an escape from the mundane and complete relaxation in a most unique environment.
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