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  • Attractions
  • Châteaux
  • Architectural heritage

Located 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 (walls, water tanks, towers...), are well worth stopping by and are listed as exceptional cultural heritage of Wallonia.

A stunning nature reserve

The walls, partly reclaimed by nature put the focus on biodiversity. Along your visit, you will see quite a varied flora: black pines, hawthorns, larches, celandines, dogwood...

A breathtaking view

Poilvache has always inspired poets and writers: gorgeous panorama on the Meuse river, Yvoir bridge, the Crèvecoeur ruins, remains of a large medieval house, a well, shafts, 9 towers....

Practical information

  • Access is free
  • Guided tours possible
  • Parking on site
  • Pets welcomed if kept on leash
  • Not accessible to PRMs
  • Duration of the visit: 45 mn-1 h
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Cafe - Car parking - Terrace


Pets allowed


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