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Wallonia may be small in size but its range of landscapes, thanks its quite specific geology, proves quite fascinating.
Many of our green sites are protected: stunning nature reserves, remarkable forests, exceptional park and gardens…
As you explore further, you will learn about words specific to the region: fagnes, tiennes, de tiges, chavées and will fall in love with fascinating territories such as Ardenne, Famenne, Hesbaye, Condroz, Lorraine, Pays des Collines…
Don’t wait any longer: adventure awaits.
- Hautes Fagnes-Eifel Nature Park© ostbelgien.eu - Dominik KetzRobertville
Hautes Fagnes-Eifel Nature ParkBelgium's oldest (and largest) nature reserve! Depending on the season, this exceptional biotope will look enchanting, surreal, eerie even.
- Parc Naturel de la Haute-Sûre et de la Forêt d'Anlier© Mathieu PecheurMartelange
Parc Naturel de la Haute-Sûre et de la Forêt d'AnlierThe Parc Naturel Haute-Sûre Forêt d'Anlier, in the province of Luxembourg, is shaped around the Haute Sûre basin and the Anlier forest.
- Maison du Parc-Botrange© Parc naturel HF-E ASBLWaimes
Maison du Parc-BotrangeLocated on the highest site of the country, between the Fagnes plain and forest crossed by mountain streams, the Maison du Parc-Botrange welcome visitors in their quest to reconnect with outdoors activities and discover the largest Nature reserve in Belgium.
- Viroin-Hermeton nature park | Province of Namur© WBT - Arnaud SiquetViroinval
Viroin-Hermeton nature park | Province of NamurStretching over 48,000 hectares (over both the Ardenne and the Calespienne), the Viroin-Hermeton nature park enjoys a rich flora and fauna... Perfect for nature strolls!
- Parc naturel des Sources© Pascale JaminetSpa
Parc naturel des SourcesThe Parc naturel des Sources gathers the commune of Spa and Thoumont, a region rich in rivers (300 km), forests, meadows and bocages...
- The Deux Ourthes nature park (Province of Luxembourg)© Parc naturel des deux OurthesHouffalize
The Deux Ourthes nature park (Province of Luxembourg)The Deux Ourthes nature park can be found in the north-west part of the Province of Luxembourg, along the Grand Ducal border and includes 6 communes: Bertogne, Gouvy, Houffalize, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Sainte-Ode and Tenneville.
- Parc Naturel des Hauts-Pays (near Mons)© Claire DebayOnnezies
Parc Naturel des Hauts-Pays (near Mons)Located just 30 km south of Mons, the Parc Naturel des Hauts-Pays proves quite a stunning, preserved site. Birds singing, streams. waterfalls, forests, rich flora and faune, steep valleys: nature is queen here!
- The Hat rocks in Chiny | a fantastic viewpoint on the Semois river© WBT - Caroline RaseChiny
The Hat rocks in Chiny | a fantastic viewpoint on the Semois riverThe Hat rocks offer a stunning panorama of the Semois river and its meanders. A clearly marked path starting in Chiny will get you to this viewpoint.
- The Pays des Collines nature park© Baptiste HottekietEllezelles
The Pays des Collines nature parkLocated near Tournai and Ath, the Pays des Collines nature park will enchant you with its hilly landscapes, terroir flavours and folkloric tales such as the Ellezelles witches or the giants of Ath...
- Parc naturel de la Vallée de l'Attert© Olivier OswaldAttert
Parc naturel de la Vallée de l'AttertLocated between Arlon and Martelange, the Parc naturel de la Vallée de l'Attert enjoys a privileged space between the Anlier forest (Ardenne) and the cuestas of the Pays Lorrain, Perfect to reconnect with nature.
- The Domaine de Bérinzenne and the Maison de la Nature (Spa)© B.LorquetSpa
The Domaine de Bérinzenne and the Maison de la Nature (Spa)Nestled at the heart of the forests near Spa, by the Fagne de Malchamps, this estate opens its spaces to the public: a panoramic tower, a tree planted park with a pond and picnic area. It is also home to the Musée de la Forêt et des Eaux and to the CRIE.
- The Plaines de l'Escaut nature park© Samuel DhoteBon-Secours
The Plaines de l'Escaut nature parkThe Escaut region, known for its many plains, can be seen as a patchwork of streams, forests and agricultural lands.
- A walk through the Furfooz Nature Reserve near Dinant© Parc de FurfoozFurfooz
A walk through the Furfooz Nature Reserve near DinantThe Furfooz Park, in the province of Namur, invites you to discover its archaeological, geological and natural heritage. This family-friendly stroll offers lovely views on the Lesse river.
- The Parc Naturel des Vallées de la Burdinale et de la Mehaigne© Sébastien LeunenBurdinne
The Parc Naturel des Vallées de la Burdinale et de la MehaigneLocated at the heart of the Hesbaye region in Belgium, this natural park is the perfect place to relax and focus on environmentally-friendly tourism. The Parc Naturel des Vallées de la Burdinale et de la Mehaigne stretches along the communes of Braives, Burdinne, Héron and Wanze, in the province of Liège.
- Let nature wow you at the Virelles Aquascope© WBT - Bruno D'AlimonteVirelles
Let nature wow you at the Virelles AquascopeThe Aquascope offers visitors quite fantastic adventures - from discovering the most beautiful pond in Wallonia to tree tops...
- Gaume Nature Park© PNDG - A. LegerRossignol
Gaume Nature ParkThe Parc Naturel de Gaume aims at protecting and valorising the region's natural gems and its villages' cultural heritage.
- UNESCO Global Geopark Famenne-Ardenne© Geopark Famenne ArdenneRochefort
UNESCO Global Geopark Famenne-ArdenneWallonia now has its very own UNESCO geopark, in Famenne-Ardenne. Discover how stunning and varied the landscapes of the regions are: a perfect day out with friends and family.
- The Nisramont lake and dam (La Roche-en-Ardenne)© WBT - Caroline RaseNisramont
The Nisramont lake and dam (La Roche-en-Ardenne)The Ardenne enjoys amazing natural sites, the lake of Nisrasmont for example. Perfect for hikes and water fun... Make sure to visit the dam too.
- Le Gros Cron de Lahage: an impressive geological formation© A.ReuterTintigny
Le Gros Cron de Lahage: an impressive geological formationThis singular rock owes its geologic quality to its formation process. The Grand Cron de Lahage is a remarkable protected site, with an impressive 20 metres height.
- The lake of Genval and its yacht club© WBT - Denis ErroyauxGenval
The lake of Genval and its yacht clubThis large stretch of water (18 hectares) stretches along the forest of Soignes, a mere 20 km of Brussels: quite a fantastic site and a pure invite to relax! It also is home to the Genval Yacht Club.
- The Fond des Vaulx: a luscious, mysterious valley© WBT-Isabelle HubertyMarche-en-Famenne
The Fond des Vaulx: a luscious, mysterious valleyThe enclosed Fond des Vaulx valley offers 15 hectares of wild landscapes, quite a contrast with the wide spaces of the Marche plain. Fauna, flora and geology in the area are sure to fascinate visitors, let alone the many legends adding a mysterious atmosphere to the area...
- The Fonds de Quarreux in Aywaille: an outstanding natural site© WBT - Arnaud SiquetAywaille
The Fonds de Quarreux in Aywaille: an outstanding natural siteThe 1.5 km hike along the Fonds de Quarreux reveals stunning rounded quartzite rocks scattered along the bed of the Amblève river. Surrounded by nature, this lovely walk is sure to put a spell on you. The Remouchamp caves a 6 km away and the Monde Sauvage 9 km.
- Poilvache medieval ruins© Christian GenardYvoir
Poilvache medieval ruinsLocated just a few kilometres from Dinant, the Poilvache ruins overlook the Meuse river and the charming village of Houx. These remains, which date from the 13th and 15th century, are well worth stopping by and are listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.
- Harchies marshes© WBT A RobertHarchies
Harchies marshesThe Harchies marchies, in the Hainaut, are wetlands of ornithological interest. This nature space offers one of the most diverse flora in Wallonia.
- The Coo waterfall (Province of Liège)© WBT - David SamynStavelot
The Coo waterfall (Province of Liège)This waterfall, right at the heart of the village of Coo, is not only stunning: it also is the highest natural one in the whole of Belgium. The Amblève river falls down a full 15 metres height.
- The lake of Louvain-la-Neuve, the green lung of the university town© WBT - Bruno D'AlimonteOttignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
The lake of Louvain-la-Neuve, the green lung of the university townThe lake of Louvain-la-Neuve, 7 hectares wide, was created in 1984 as a storm basin and fishing pond. A path invites visitors to walk around it.
- Sawhis nature site | Havelange© Site Sawhis/Havelange © Vincianne BAUDOINHavelange
Sawhis nature site | Havelange
- The Bütgenbach lakes and its VENNtastic Beach (Eastern Cantons)© An Van Rie CommunicationBütgenbach
The Bütgenbach lakes and its VENNtastic Beach (Eastern Cantons)The Bütgenbach lake, created by the Warche dam, offers a wide range of sports and outdoor activities. Why not enjoy VENNtastic Beach on its banks? Monitored swimming zone, trampolines, pedal boats, play areas, kayaking... There is something for everyone.
- The mining site of Plombières and its nature reserve© Administration communale de PlombièresPlombières
The mining site of Plombières and its nature reserveThe former mining site of Plombières is now a nature reserve characterised by the presence of calamine grasslands. Growing there is a special flora linked to the concentration of zinc and other heavy metals in the substratum, of which the calamine pansy is the most representative.
- The Island of Yvoir: a quiet oasis on the Meuse© Adrien NahonYvoir
The Island of Yvoir: a quiet oasis on the MeuseLooking for an adventure? Yvoir is the only island open to visitors between Namur and Dinant. There are many activities, sure to delight adults and children alike.
- Lake Warfaaz | Near Spa© Office du Tourisme de Spa – Gaêtan PleinSpa
Lake Warfaaz | Near SpaFishermen, nature and pedal boat lovers are sure to enjoy the lake of Warfaaz, near Spa.
- Swimming in Herbeumont | The Nawés beach© HistoiresdeSemoisHerbeumont
Swimming in Herbeumont | The Nawés beachSunny days? Fancy a swim? The Nawés beach enjoys delightful view on ruins of the Herbeumont castle.
- The Cussignière marshes, a unique site in the Gaume region© M.LaurentBaranzy
The Cussignière marshes, a unique site in the Gaume regionThe Cussignière marshes stretch over a vast plain between the Batte river and the Cussigny stream in Lorraine.
- The Saint-Pierre mountain and the Maison de la Montagne (Lanaye)© vildaphoto.comVisé
The Saint-Pierre mountain and the Maison de la Montagne (Lanaye)The Saint Pierre mountain marking the border between Wallonia, Flanders and the Netherlands, is a limestone massif with its own microclimate. Visitors stopping at the Maison de la Montagne Saint Pierre can learn of its rich fauna and flora in an interactive way.
- The Val Dieu mill Nature Reserve and its bird hide© Natagora Pays de HerveAubel
The Val Dieu mill Nature Reserve and its bird hideLocated in the Herve region, the Val Dieu Nature Reserve stretches over 7.5 hectares and offers a lovely selection of landscapes: lawns, meadows, woodlands, orchards, a stream and pond.
- Fondry des Chiens: an impressive sinkhole© WBT - Arnaud SiquetNismes
Fondry des Chiens: an impressive sinkholeThe Fondry des Chiens, nestled in the Viroin-Hermeton natural park near Nismes, is a unique, protected site in Belgium. Discover the incredible biodiversity of this natural sinkhole, 20 metres deep.
- Tellin wild arboretum© WBT - Arnaud SiquetTellin
Tellin wild arboretumLocated betweem the Basse Famenne and the Ardenne, by the villages of Resteigne and Tellin, two woods have been listed as a nature site thanks to their ecological value.
- The Trou des Fées in Virton: a magical location© M. LaurentVirton
The Trou des Fées in Virton: a magical locationWell known by the locals, these exceptional caves feature in many legends linkeds to D’jean dMady but also to the Gaume fairies.
- Lake Gileppe Dam© WBT - Arnaud de CosterJalhay
Lake Gileppe DamLooking for a unique day out? Come and see the lake Gileppe dam, a masterpiece of structural engineering. Nature, leisure: there is much to do!
- The visitor centre of the Vesdre Dam - Eupen© WBT - PériplétiesEupen
The visitor centre of the Vesdre Dam - EupenLocated at the confluence of the Vesdre and the Getzbach in Eupen, this dam is the third reservoir of potable water in Belgium. On its side, the visitor centre offers a stunning view of the construction and nearby woodlands.
- Bois Jacques, Fox Holes and Bois de la Paix | Bastogne© TemporaBastogne
Bois Jacques, Fox Holes and Bois de la Paix | BastogneThe Bois Jacques is known for is Fox Holes where soldiers used to hide. Nearby is the Bois de la Paix, a tribute to WW2 veterans.
- Bois de Lauzelle | Louvain-la-Neuve© O.T. InforvilleOttignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Bois de Lauzelle | Louvain-la-NeuveListed as a Natura 2000 site, the Bois de Luzell and its 20 ha nature reserve offer an incredible green haven near Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve.
- Courrière forest | Namur© O.T. AssesseCourrière
Courrière forest | NamurEnjoy a lovely stroll in the Courrière forest, located between Namur and Ciney,
- Maboge-Plage, beach and river swimming near La Roche-en-Ardenne© FTLB - P. WillemsMâboge
Maboge-Plage, beach and river swimming near La Roche-en-ArdenneMaboge, a charming forestry village near La Roche-en-Ardenne, has its own beach, open to all. Why not stop by and swim in the river and enjoy this peaceful, green setting? Maboge also is the perfect place to go kayaking down the Ourthe from.
- La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gem© WBT - Caroline RaseFlorenville
La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gemLa Roche à l'Appel, by the French border, is a fascinating geological curiosity found in one of the main natural reserves in Ardenne and Gaume. The site presents itself as a chaotic pile of conglomerate stones (Fépin's pudding stone), right in the Muno forest.
- Domaine de Mirwart© WBT - Jean-Paul RemySaint-Hubert
Domaine de MirwartThis stunning estate near Saint-Hubert offers nature-lovers a wealth of green spaces, stretching over 1,350 hectares. The two streams, lined with willows and maple trees are perfect excuses for walks and picnics.
- The lake of Bambois and its gardens© Lac de BamboisFosses-la-Ville
The lake of Bambois and its gardensThe gardens of the Bambois lake, in Fosses-la-Ville, offer stunning green spaces. The site, listed ny Natura 2000, has much to offer: a bird observatory, boats to go fishing, discovery trails... You can even go wild swimming and enjoy 2 sandy beaches.
- The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geosite© WBT - Arnaud SiquetTellin
The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geositeThis former quarry presents remarkable stratigraphic cross sections from the lowermost Givetian (rock formation from the Givetian period). It is frequently visited by geology students from universities all over Belgium and anyone wishing to get a better insight into the field of biostratigraphy.