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Top Choice Castle in Bouillon

Château de Bouillon

Slouching like a great grey dragon high on Bouillon's central rocky ridge, Belgium’s finest feudal castle-ruin harks back to AD 988, but it's especially associated with Crusader knight Godefroid de Bouillon, the fir…
Top Choice Fusion in Bouillon

La Table des Sépulcrines

A comfortably contemporary bistro-style interior brings a gentle touch of modernism to the frontage of the 17th-century convent complex that also includes the tourist office. The chef creates some satisfyingly creat…
International in Bouillon

BOM

BOM's riverside terrace has the best castle view of any Bouillon eating establishment. They serve great smoothies and offer the unusual luxury of an English-language menu. The wide-ranging food selection (tataki, fa…
Gallery in Bouillon

Galerie Maurice Pirotte

Even when it's closed, it's still worth seeking out this tiny gallery for its photogenic setting – an old stone house draped with flowers and creeper in a magical little corner of Bouillon that locals have dubbed th…
Museum in Bouillon

Musée Ducal

Between the town and Château de Bouillon's car park, this museum spreads over two historic houses and includes a small antique smithy (free access). Museum displays highlight Bouillon's history from the First Crusad…
Pub Food in Bouillon

La Vieille Ardenne

Beer flagons dangle from the beams of this compact, traditional Ardennes-style café-eatery, and summer tables overflow onto neighbouring pavements. The menu includes a fair-priced fish of the-day (€14), old-world me…
Museum in Bouillon

Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon

Accessed via the tourist office, Bouillon’s flashiest attraction is designed to bring the story of Godefroid to life. Visits start every 35 minutes with a multilingual film, after which you walk through the screen i…
Alcohol in Bouillon

Le Marché de Nathalie

Bouillon's best beer shop, with a wide selection including self-brewed local options.