Tourism and leisure

Museums


Vitrail - Fondation Folon

Come and discover Wallonia, a land of history, and allow yourself to be guided to the remarkable Walloon heritage sites. Visit the best museums, the oldest cathedrals or the abbeys of the brewing monks.

From historical museums to new interactive discovery spaces like the Pass, you will discover a wide range of venues. You will discover museums as informative as the Remember Museum 39-45, as surprising as the Strawberry Museum in Wepion, as colourful as the International Carnival and Mask Museum, as entertaining as Houtopia, the children's world, as touching as the Folon Foundation or as appetising as the Chocolate Museum.

In addition to the permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, special events and all kinds of activities invigorate these places dedicated to knowledge.

For an overview of the Walloon museums and their latest news, visit the Wallonia Museum Portal.

During the year, you can also visit certain businesses, such as breweries through the Company Discovery Day.

To discover Wallonia's rich heritage, head for the Heritage and Memorial sites sections of the website.

Amusement parks

Wallonia has an abundance of amusement parks and wildlife reserves.
At Walibi, you will experience thrilling rides. For adventurers, it's also worth stopping at Durbuy Adventure where the programme features kayaking, canoeing, rafting, karting, lasergame, helicopter tours, climbing and abseiling.

Want to see giraffes and elephants roaming free?  The safari at Monde sauvage in Aywaille allows you to drive around the reserve by car, unless you prefer the wildlife park at Han-sur-Lesse. Likewise, you can meet exotic animals in an enchanting setting conducive to meditation by visiting Pairi Daiza, at the heart of Picard Wallonia.

Pairi Daiza

Pairi Daiza

Looking to cool down?  Visit the caves of Remouchamps or the Domain of the caves of Han. On offer: access by hundred-year old tram, 400 steps down to the caves and a sound and light show.

Leisure and relaxation


In the waterparks, such as the Eau d'Heure Lakes, relaxation and thrill-packed attractions abound.

Using the tourist trains and trams, you can explore our region's landscapes. Chimay, Ciney, Spa, la Roche-en-Ardenne, Rochefort, Nismes, Durbuy... so many pretty places to discover. For lovers of old trains, climb aboard the three valleys steam train in Mariemboug.

The slow, gentle pace of the boats, will allow you to appreciate a nature that offers a unique spectacle. Discover the Brabant-Hainaut circuit, cruise along the Meuse or enjoy the Embrun houseboat hotel in Liège and Namur.

The thermal baths will welcome you where you can experience their best treatments to relax body and mind. Stop for a while at the internationally famous thermal baths in Spa for a day of well-being and relaxation.

For those who love sport and adventure, there are plenty of mountain biking trails, golf courses, basketball courts, sports complexes and athletics tracks. From tennis to horse riding, ice hockey to judo, all sports are practised in Wallonia.

The clubs, which are as many as they are varied, also open their doors to you: stamp collecting, chess, genealogy, walking groups, sewing workshops but also academies of music and dance, youth movements, historical re-enactment groups, theatre groups and even horticultural societies.

Discover all these activities on the official website for Wallonia-Brussels Tourism.

Green tourism


Wallonia is a land of discovery packed with historical places and museums but also a magnificent land blessed with many natural treasures.
Its green spaces, its nature reserves, its lakes and its rivers will enchant all ages. Travel down the Lesse by kayak, cycle around the lakes of l'Eau d'Heure, walk in the woods and discover the rich and varied nature that makes our land so beautiful. Parks and gardens are open to visitors to discover the outstanding architecture in these flower-filled estates adorned with pools, sculptures and statues.

When summer arrives, plan your route using the Ravel website for an unforgettable cycling excursion. Hikers can follow the walking paths that criss-cross our forests and countryside. This independent network of slow lanes, offers you various itineraries that combine a clever mix of car-free roads, natural splendours and cultural heritage. In short, a range of routes that you can enjoy on your own, as a family, on a bike, on skates or simply wearing shoes.

Durbuy, the world's smallest village, also boasts the world's largest topiary park. Come and admire the artistically shaped boxwood, yew and holly in this 10,000 m² garden.

To plan your discoveries, get one step ahead by visiting the website for the most beautiful villages in Wallonia and on the Accueil champêtre en Wallonie accommodation website.

Natural Parks


Map of Wallonia's natural parks

Wallonia has nine natural parks: Pays des Collines, Plaines de l'Escaut, Hauts-Pays, Viroin-Hermeton, the Valleys of La Burdinale and La Mehaigne, Deux Ourthes, Haute-Sûre (Anlier Forest), Gaume and the Valley of Attert.

With their superb mountains and caves, these natural parks are a delight for climbing and caving enthusiasts.

For more information, go to the Federation of Natural Parks of Wallonia.


Accommodation

Looking for independent accommodation, a hotel, guest house, gite, campsite or holiday village?  On the Wallonia-Brussels Tourism website, you'll find the perfect tool to help you search for your holiday accommodation.

The Accueil champêtre de Wallonie website also provides addresses for gites, campsites and country guesthouses. Also visit the Federation of Gites of Wallonia website.