About Wallonia

The Walloon Flag, Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge, the City of Dinant and the Meuse River, the Waterloo Battlefield


A region with legislative powers at the heart of Europe

The northern extremity of Latin civilisation at the gateway to the Germanic world, born of the Roman conquest and shaped by the constant movements, battles and trade that have left their mark on this continental crossroads.

Clovis' first capital, the birthplace of Charlemagne and Godfrey of Bouillon and the scene of both the first external victory for the French revolutionaries and Napoleon's defeat.

Ruled in turn by Rome, the Holy Roman Empire, Burgundy, Spain, Austria, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, since 1980 Wallonia has enjoyed a growing autonomy as a Federated State.

Spa-Francorchamps © Daniel Van Acker Spa-Francorchamps © Daniel Van Acker

As the gateway to the continent for the English industrial revolution, it established itself as a centre for discoveries, inventions and research.

Homeland of the French language grammarians and origin of comics, the region of Simenon and the Dardenne brothers, Magritte and Benoît Poelvoorde, this place of constant creation has witnessed the birth of the saxophone and the triumph of surrealism.

This is a land of history and culture, heritage and traditions, work and innovation and through these pages we invite you to discover some of its many faces.

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