Espace Gallo-Romain


A fascinating place to learn about the region's Roman roots, with audiovisual displays and a collection of objects from the distant past. Among the highlights are two boats found in excavations at the nearby Pommeroeul site.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Wallonia attractions

1. Maison des Géants

0.22 MILES

If you miss the giants' festival, you can learn more at the Maison des Géants, in a grand old mansion opposite the castle-style tower of Église St-Julien…

2. Pairi Daiza

5.58 MILES

Set on the grounds of a former Cistercian Abbey, this 65-hectare park is home to more than 5000 animals (including pandas, koalas, gorillas and lemurs)…

3. Château de Belœil

5.88 MILES

Sitting in an artificial lake within a vast manicured park, the Château de Belœil is a regal country palace-house that's packed with classical furniture…

4. Archeosite

5.99 MILES

Archéosite is a recreated ‘settlement’ of ancient dwellings and workshops representing Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Gallo-Roman eras. It's an…

5. Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose

6.17 MILES

Founded in 1242, this is Belgium’s only medieval convent-farm-hospital complex to have survived reasonably intact. Laboriously restored, it demonstrates…

6. Brasserie à Vapeur

9.11 MILES

Started in 1785, this tiny affair is Belgium’s last traditional steam-operated brewery. This wonderfully authentic family enterprise is best known for its…

7. Geraardsbergse Musea

10.75 MILES

This simple, sweetly old-fashioned museum has no one distinct theme but features rooms with small collections of artefacts as diverse as matchboxes,…

8. Manneken Pis

10.8 MILES

Brussels isn't the only city in which a little boy statue relieves himself. Indeed, many locals insist that Geraardsbergen's Manneken Pis is the original…