is a small Ardennes village, situated among the hills of the river
town was in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge, and was
completely destroyed by american air bombardments. Today, the
rebuilt town has kept its typical, rustic Ardennes feel to it, with
many reminders of those horrific days still visible today (such as
the Panther Tank).
town center offers steep streets, small alleyways, nice restaurants,
some fast-food (French Fries). In the summer, all bars en
restaurants set up their outside terraces, allowing you to enjoy the
lingering summer heat, with a nice local Chouffe" beer in hand.
surrounding hills are either covered in woods, or farmland. You are
very near one of Belgiums highest peaks, so these hills can be quite
challenging for hikers and bikers.
Ourthe river valley offers many beautiful walks (we'll send you
descriptions), and places to rest, play & swim in the calm,
villages nearby include La Roche, the most popular holiday resort of
the Ourthe valley. Only 70 km from Liège and 20 km from
Marche-en-Famenne, it lies in a meander of the river dominated by
the ruins of a medieval castle. It has many sign-posted paths
for hikers and exciting mountain bike circuits in the Ourthe valley
and its gorges.
further up north is Durbuy, the smallest town on earth. Here,
medieval cobblestone streets are littered with antiques shops,
restaurants, bars,... it is a wonderful place to stroll around.
places well worth a visit: Clervaux (Luxembourg), Monschau
(Germany), Bastogne,... all of them within less than half an hour