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Here is a splendid idea: why not, between April and September, explore the stunning castles and vineyards near Namur? No need for research, VISITWallonia has designed the perfect stay to relax in the South of Belgium.

Taste the refinement of the terroir located south of Namur, discover its incredible cultural heritage – both of which, you will find are incredibly rich.

We will take you to the Meuse Valley, abundant in natural wonders thanks to its geographical location and its history. These treasures emerge from a tranquil landscape, sculpted by rivers and valleys and are a pure delight for the eyes.

  2 days and 2 nights    By car

 Towns and villages | Gastronomy | Nature | Castles | Cultura heritage

 This trip is only possible from April to September, on weekends, due to seasons and time constraints in certain locations.

Book your activities in advance to ensure availability and the smooth running of your holiday.

Friday: arrival in Namur Condroz

Your hotel: Le Domaine de Ronchinne

Take the time to relax and discover your accommodation, the Domaine de Ronchine in Maillen: a hotel nestled in a castle and surrounded by a magnificent park.

There is no rush that evening. Take a stroll through the paths of the on-site vineyard, enjoy an aperitif on the terrace overlooking the green landscape... 

... enjoy the restaurant and its wine menu!

The historical building offers a warm, authentic atmosphere, perfect for a peaceful night… but you can also opt for a more unusual place to sleep: a futuristic loft, a cabin surrounded by nature.


© Ivan Verzar

Rooftop terrace at Domaine de Ronchinne in Maillen© Phillippe Petitjean

© WBT - Maxime Collin


Saturday: Le Domaine du Chenoy and Celles

Discover local gastronomy

In the morning: taste original, organic wines

Maillen → Emines
29 min 33 km

We will take you first to Le Domaine du Chenoy, north of Namur. This immersive visit to the heart of a vineyard invites you to learn more about the history of the site and its winemaking process. You will get a chance to try Belgian organic wines and bubbles here!

The estate regularly organizes events such as pop-up bars and restaurants in partnership with little producers of the area. Do check their website for the latest news.

 Visits (booking essential) : Saturdays between April and October (at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.).

© Domaine du Chenoy - Nicolas Meinguet -

© WBT - I. Monfort

© Mark Rossignol

© Mark Rossignol

© François Delfosse


In the afternoon: a castle and hidden treasures

Emines → Celles
35 min 46 km

Visit the magnificent Château de Vêves which silhouette is worthy of the most beautiful fairy tale castles. This medieval place, completely restored in 1969, invites you to explore it from floor to floor and travel through the ages...

Don’t miss its sumptuous weapons room and 18th century furniture.

Follow this with a stroll in the beautiful village of Celles and discover its heritage. From the square, a trail, starred with educational panels, guides you to the Romanesque collegiate church and contemporary works of art.

 5 places to have for a drink or meal around Celles:
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In the evening: an explosion of flavours at l’ Eau-Vive

Celles → Profondeville
29 min 36 km

To conclude this amazing day, we suggest reserving a table at L’Eau Vive], a restaurant serving a tastebud-wowing cuisine – remember, we mentioned it in our article listing our favourite restaurants.

Pierre Résimont in his kitchen© recovvu

Sunday: a castle and a stroll among the vineyards

 An incredible poetic getaway in stunning locations


© Benjamin Potie

© Daniel Fouss - Les Jardins d'Annevoie

© Benjamin Potie


In the morning: wine tasting at the Château d’Annevoie

Maillen → Annevoie-Rouillon
16 min 7 km

After a good night's sleep, head to the Annevoie Water Gardens. Established 250 years ago at the foot of the castle, these gardens are a real source of enchantment. There are 3 to discover: French style ones where art corrects nature; Italian ones where art adapts to nature; and English ones where art imitates nature.

The Château d'Annevoie has recently starting producing its own wine, sold on site.

Lunchtime: dish in a jar or picnic?

 Here are our 2 suggestions enjoy more of the Namur Condroz terroir:

  • Stop at . The views of the gardens from the terrace simply are fantastic. Choose from a range of local products which includes wine from the Château de Bioul and the Domaine Bon Baron de Dinant.
  • Enjoy a picnic among the vineyards of Château de Bioul, relaxing in the idyllic setting of the park. 

 The Hamper needs to be bookes in advance.

Alley of vines leading to the castle© Château de Bioul - Mathieu Pfennings

© WBT - Benjamin Potie

© Château de Bioul - Mathieu Pfennings

Alley of vines leading to the castle© Château de Bioul - Mathieu Pfennings


In the afternoon, treat yourself in a castle in Bioul

 Annevoie-Rouillon → Bioul
6 min 4 km

Complete your oenological experience in Belgium with the astonishing interactive Made in Bioul tour, presenting the history of the estate and the world of wine.

Take your time on the terrace, savouring vintages from the estate, paired with an aperitif board featuring local products. Perfect!

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