The surprising side of the Ardennes

Walcourt - Wallonia - Belgium

Cycling route 327377

Provided by: Groots Genieten

958 14
30.00 km
01:45
528 kcal
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Description

In the Ardennes you will find more than hills, forests and meadows. In addition to beautiful views, you will also find traces of a long and sometimes astonishing past. Get to know the different sides of the Ardennes.

Medieval castle
Thy-le-Château is very special of all the places on your route. This village originated around a striking castle. Legend has it that this castle was built by a crusader in the twelfth century in the image of an oriental fortress in the port city of Tyr. In 1984, part of the film De Leeuw van Vlaanderen was shot in the castle. So be sure to take the time to admire this special castle.

The legend of the abbey

Walcourt is one of the prettier towns in Wallonia. The old part of the city includes the beautiful town hall and the Abbey of Our Lady of Jardinet. According to legend, this abbey was created when the statue of Our Lady fled the building during a church fire in 1220 and ended up in a birch tree. The abbey was built on the site of that tree.

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