Places to Visit around Dinant

Today we take you to the Belgian province of Namur, situated in the south of Belgium. The town of Dinant is very well-known amongst tourists, but there are some beautiful locations not so far from it that are also worth checking out. Let’s take you to a region of castles and ruins, quaint villages and towns with narrow streets!

Falaën

This is one of the most beautiful villages of Wallonia; Falaën is indeed a member of the association called Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie, which makes it kind of official. You can visit Falaën Castle (with a farm) in the center, but we nosed around in the local church. That’s what happens, by the way, when you travel with a former organ player; you see a lot of churches…

We loved the bright yellow interior, which made the church look cozy and cheerful!

Montaigle Castle

Just outside the center of Falaën, you can visit the ruins of Montaigle Castle.

This medieval castle dates from the 14th century but was destroyed about 200 years later. There is only one word to describe these ruins: magnificent.

Spontin

There is nothing as picturesque as a village with a small river in its center!

In a bend of that same river, the Bocq, lies Spontin Castle, right in the heart of the village.

Building took place from the 13th to the 16th century, when the castle finally had its current shape. In the 19th century, it was transformed into a private residence, after which it was neglected for many years.

Waulsort

By the time we had arrived in Waulsort, we had become very thirsty!

There are restaurants and then there are really idyllic restaurants! Introducing Villa 1900:

If you know anything about Belgium, you must be aware that we have a formidable reputation when it comes to beer! My advice: always try a local variant.

Address: Villa 1900, Rue des Jardins, Waulsort.

Bouvignes-sur-Meuse

Also called Bouvignes, this is an old town along the river Meuse with picturesque narrow streets. Nearby are the ruins of the Castle of Crèvecœur.

Sosoye

More of a hamlet than a village, this was our last stop of the day. Lying next to the Molignée, Sosoye is known for its church, which was unfortunately closed, and its barn.

I put all destinations on this map:

Up to the next post, where we take you to another corner of Europe!

8 thoughts on “Places to Visit around Dinant

  1. That’s one helluva barn! I’ve been too wrapped up in my own thing, Ingrid, to visit your blog but am so glad to see you’re still at it. I’m actually quite jealous of your travels. 😉

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