Top things to do in The Semois Valley

Top Choice Village in The Semois Valley


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 belo…
French in The Semois Valley

Mon Manège à Toi

Just west of Alle, a footbridge crosses Renoir-like water scenes to this punnily named village eating spot whose centrepiece is a large rocking horse. The terrace sits beside the waterside, with lovely woodland view…
Viewpoint in The Semois Valley

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 road around 10km from Bouillon, reached by a circuitous route.
Gallery in The Semois Valley

Centre d'Interprétation d'Art

In the centre of Vresse, this attractive gallery has a 300-work permanent collection featuring paintings and sculpture by artists with local connections. Most celebrated among these is Albert Raty (1889–1970), for w…
Bridge in The Semois Valley

Pont de Claies

Installed every summer, Pont de Claies is Belgium's last seasonal footbridge. Originally designed to let tobacco harvesters reach their crops, it's made by placing hazel-weave onto log stilts embedded in the river. …
Monument in The Semois Valley

Le Belge

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 sure why it ended up here in Vresse.