Top choice in The Ardennes

The scenery west of Bouillon reaches a memorable climax at Rochehaut, where a long balcony surveys a glorious view down across a perfect river curl enfolded in deep green forests. On the pastoral peninsula deep below is the attractive little hamlet of Frahan-sur-Semois, accessed by a steep footpath and pedestrian bridge.

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Nearby The Ardennes attractions

1. Tombeau du Géant Viewpoint


The Ardennes' most celebrated panoramic viewpoint overlooks a perfect hoop of river valley creating a forested peninsula. The viewpoint is on a dead-end…

2. Pont de Claies

3.35 MILES

Installed every summer, Pont de Claies is Belgium's last seasonal footbridge. Originally designed to let tobacco harvesters reach their crops, it's made…

3. Centre d'Interprétation d'Art

3.76 MILES

In the centre of Vresse, this attractive gallery has a 300-work permanent collection featuring paintings and sculpture by artists with local connections…

4. Le Belge

3.77 MILES

In a glass-sided display building, Le Belge is a 1980 recreation of Belgium's first steam locomotive (1835). It's beautifully made but nobody seems quite…

5. Galerie Maurice Pirotte

4.28 MILES

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 creepers in…

6. Château de Bouillon

4.33 MILES

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…

7. Musée Ducal

4.34 MILES

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)…

8. Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon

4.42 MILES

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…