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28 Food-loving Tours


Types of Products

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Fruit and fruit-based products (jams, juices, syrups‌)

Shops Tour of facilities

Vegetables

Tours and tastings Cheese and dairy products

Useful Information

Ice creams

Paying activity Departure

Bread and pastries

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Chocolates and confectionery

Route distance Meats, poultry, salt-cured meats and charcuterie

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Wallonia – Land of Flavours! A Taste of the Good Life – it’s all about paying tribute to our cooks, farmers, artisans; those men and women who have decided to make their passion their profession. A passion which all of Wallonia appreciates! Our region stands out for the diversity, quality and uniqueness of its produce. Today, there are more than 500 types of cheese; every week a new brewery opens; every year a million bottles of wine can be found alongside our famous brandies and liqueurs or artisanal juices. An expertise and a sophistication which is found in our chocolates, charcuteries, bread… A mouth-watering menu which showcases the delicacies of our region. Exceptional culinary arts from our chefs which can be enjoyed in our regional bistros and our Michelin-starred restaurants.

I invite you to set off in the discovery of original events, food-loving tours, imaginative dining. You’ll see it everywhere – #cestboncestwallon ! Walloon Minister for Tourism

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Savouring the culinary delights is a wonderful way to discover a land with a unique history, culture, folklore, heritage. Our innovative, authentic and local tourism, has made Wallonia renowned for living life to the full.

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C’est bon, c’est wallon A Taste of the Good Life… and more than ever this year. The love of good food defines Wallonia which stands out for the diversity, quality, but also the uniqueness of its produce, their processing and promotion. Make the most of your stay in Wallonia by meeting local producers and artisans, who are proud to showcase their know-how and identity. To help you do this we have included a series of food-loving tours, Wallonia beer route, and Wallonia wine and spirits route in this brochure.

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Wallonia Beer Route A tourist route that comes just at the right time because since November 2016 Belgian beer culture has been listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity! In Wallonia, there are more than 500 beers, renowned for their diversity. Lagers, ales, amber, white, fruit, stouts, Saison or season beers… for all tastes! Beer culture is everywhere and historically ingrained in the culture. Breweries, microbreweries and museums dedicated to this art dot the land. So many places for tastings and discovering brewing expertise. This beverage, often associated with festivals and conviviality, is used in many regional culinary recipes.

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Typical Walloon operating breweries which can be visited are showcased throughout this Beer Route. Three of the twelve Trappist abbeys in the world are situated in the Walloon region – Orval, Chimay and Rochefort Abbeys – and can be found on the route. These beers, with their unique flavour, are still traditionally made in the heart of Cistercian abbeys, under the control of the Trappist community.

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Wallonia Wine and Spirits Route The history of Walloon vineyards goes back to the Middle Ages. The monks were the first to grow vines, who needed a pure and healthy drink for religious celebrations. In the fourteenth century, all the big towns like Tournai, Dinant, Namur, Huy, Liège, etc., had their own vineyard. During the Renaissance, a less favourable climate made grape cultivation more difficult and wine was abandoned in favour of beer. In the sixties, a wine grower decided to try the experience again and planted his first vinestocks in Huy. Since then there are several vineyards disseminated all over Wallonia. The Walloon region uses two types of production: the traditional grape varieties (Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris…) and the hybrid grape varieties (Bacchus, Regent…). There are three AOPs – appellations d’origine protégée (Protected Appellations of Origin), and a designation with indication géographique protégée (IGP) or Protected Geographical Indication : Côtes de Sambre et Meuse wines (AOP); Crémant de Wallonie sparkling wine (AOP); Vins mousseux de Qualité de Wallonie or Wallonia quality sparkling wines (AOP); Vin de Pays des Jardins de Wallonie local wine (IGP). The Walloon wine industry is very successful, producing nearly a million bottles annually. Discover also Walloon spirits and brandies. One of the most popular is Peket, a spirit made from grains or berries distilled mainly in the Meuse region. It’s a typical Walloon beverage, a drink for every occasion, and means piquant in old Walloon. Maitrank from the Arlon region is made from the sweet woodruff flower which is macerated in Moselle wine with, amongst others, slices of oranges. Eau de Villée, whose reputation continues to grow, is produced in the Distillerie de Biercée, in the province of Hainaut since 1981. Finally, 100% Belgian whisky, the award-winning Belgian Owl, is a single malt and produced in the heart of the Hesbaye region.

These beer, wine and spirits routes developed especially for this year of “A Taste of the Good Life”, are found throughout the whole of Wallonia. They offer the opportunity to organise gourmet breaks and extended stays. You’ll find route maps in tourist information offices and numerous restaurants in Wallonia.

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Food-Loving Tours Menu Along the region’s winding roads, tasting opportunities abound with varied gourmet delights on offer and are not limited to beer and wine: • River trout or fish-based preparations like Escavèche de Chimay; •S  irop de Liège (Liège Syrup) made with apples and pears from many orchards in the Pays de Herve; •A  rdenne ham, salt-cured meats, venison from the Ardenne forests;

You’ll be able to try, amongst others, a large range of cheeses. Wallonia has more than 500: hard, soft, made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, unpasteurised, fresh or flavoured with a variety of spices. Unfortunately, our cheese dairy farms are difficult to visit for hygienic reasons, to guarantee the best quality. For the sweethtooths, chocolates and Liège waffles with pearl sugar are the flagship products. But Wallonia has also many regional tarts, each one more succulent than the next: with rice, macaroons, sugar… And we can also add other sweet products to the list, such as artisanal jams, sweets, marshmallows...

• Snails, symbols of the town of Namur; • The succulent fraise (Wépion strawberry);

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So many tasty fares to discover and passionate producers to meet throughout the 28 gourmet trails in this brochure. Created in collaboration with the Maisons du Tourisme, they are driving routes that can be done in a day. Five stopovers, mainly visiting producers, are suggested. In addition, other culinary discoveries and visitor attractions to enjoy in the region are indicated.

Time to get a taste of the good life in Wallonia.

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Quality products encouraged and promoted by the APAQ-W Our regional produce currently benefits from a European designation of quality AOP – Apellation d’Origine Protégée (Protected Appellation of Origin), IGP Indication Géographique Protégée (Protected Geographical Indication) or STG Spécialités Traditionnelles Garanties (Traditional Specialities Guaranteed). Seven products are also recognised in Wallonia under different categories, for example Ardenne Ham, Herve Cheese, Ardenne butter, Pâté gaumais, Escavèche de Chimay, Pomme de terre Plate de Florenville (a potato variety), Peket… A permanent challenge for the farmers and artisans who supply daily quality products unique to the region. A testimony of know-how, passion and authenticity.

L’APAQ-W – Walloon Agency for the Promotion of Quality in Agriculture The APAQ-W has a double mission – on the one hand, it’s objective is to develop a positive image of our agriculture and producers, to promote their quality and know-how to the general public by way of educational campaigns that foster the development of taste and flavours. This awareness of the agricultural world is essential to highlight the Walloon specificity: small scale farming connected to the soil, environmentally-friendly and valuing the preservation of its landscapes. The agency also showcases the role of agriculture and agricultural produce in sustainable development as well as their environmental, economical, cultural, social and health roles. On the other hand, the APAQ-W also fulfils a major role in developing the consumption of all processed or unprocessed produce through multiple actions, such as markets, fairs, promotional campaigns at shops or in the region. The aim is clear – local produce everywhere for everyone.

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For 40 years this farm has been using innovative techniques to reconcile the quality of the agricultural production and the protection of the environment. Numerous products such as different varieties of organically-grown potatoes and cereals can be purchased at their shop along with other unique local produce from the region. Rue de la Roussellerie, 101 7712 Herseaux +32(0)56 33 12 72 www.fermeroussellerie.be

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This vegetable farm specializes in the production of traditional, colourful and original vegetables in the spirit of the “slow food” movement, such as Jerusalem artichokes, swedes, parsnips, diverse varieties of squash, and other types of Cucurbitaceae (gourds) in autumn. In summer dozens of tasty tomato varieties invade the farm, and in winter leeks, beans, and other seasonal vegetables take their place. Rue de Belva, 13 7730 Leers-Nord +32(0)56 48 80 06

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Wallonia Picardy region presents a geographical particularity – it is split by Flanders between Mouscron and Comines-Warneton, a Walloon enclave in the Flemish region. It possesses a rich past at the crossroads of three cultures: French, Walloon and Flemish. The region was deeply scarred by the First World War. Several monuments and historical sites testify to the significance of the conflict in this region. Along the itinerary you’ll meet farmers of organic produce, be that dairy or vegetable. You’ll also be able to stop off at two producers of wines and beers.

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•C  raft beers (Dottignienne, Baptiste, Queue de Charrue, Moutche) •F  onseü (little soft cake with chocolate, almonds, pears, pearl sugar) from Mouscron •A  mer Commynes (plant and orange-based aperitif) •A  rtisanl pralines and macaroons from the chocolaterie C comme… in Dottignies •F  oies gras, duck breast fillets, confits and pâtés from Gourmandises de Campagnac in Comines-Warneton

•M  ilitary cemeteries and the Memorial to the Missing. Plugstreet 14-18 Experience in Ploegsteert www.plugstreet1418.com • Marcel  Marlier Interpretive Centre “Dessine moi Martine” in Mouscron www.centremarcelmarlier.be •M  useum of Folklore and Cross-border Life in Mouscron www.musee-mouscron.be

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Maison du Tourisme de la Wallonie picarde (Mouscron Office) Place Gérard Kasiers, 15 7700 Mouscron +32(0)56 86 03 70 www.visitwapi.be

4. BRASSERIE DE RANKE

In this mixed farm, dairy produce has been processed and sold for more than 25 years. The farm offers a wide range of produce: from fresh cream to ice cream, toast with fromage frais to a platter of various cheeses. And not forgetting Muchotte, for which this place is renowned, a cow’s milk cheese with garlic, mustard, nettle, beer, cumin… Delicious cold or in cheese fondue

5. LE VIGNOBLE DE LA FERME BLEUE

This craft brewery is in full development and exports its production to around twenty countries. This brewery has won several awards and is renowned across the Atlantic. Most of the beers produced are top fermented. The guided tour of the facilities is for groups. Rue du Petit-Tourcoing, 1 A 7711 Dottignies +32(0)56 58 80 08 www.deranke.be

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The vineyard of the Ferme Bleue is established in a natural setting of 2 ha, a true paradise for birds and plants. It benefits from an actual microclimate thanks to natural protective screens and exposure to maximum sunlight. The farm produces a fruity, white wine with a certain minerality. The guided group tours of the vineyard and winery are livened up by a tasting session.

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Beer Route in Wallonia Picardy 1. LE BIERODROME Situated along the River Scheldt, the Bierodrome is a space dedicated to craft beer. They offer tastings and sell more than 200 quality artisanal products, most of which are regional beers, as well as its own brewed beer. Quai Marché aux poissons, 21 7500 Tournai +32(0)479 03 41 08 lebierodrome@gmail.com

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2. BRASSERIE DUBUISSON This the oldest and most authentic brewery in Wallonia, and has been passed down through eight generations since 1769. It produces notably the famous Bush, but also the Cuvée des Trolls and Surfine. There is a tavern-restaurant on-site (reservation preferred). Chaussée de Mons, 28 7904 Pipaix +32(0)69 67 22 22 www.dubuisson.com

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This brewery, the last steam brewery in the world, produces traditional and natural craft beers, which are bottle conditioned and unpasteurised, such as Saison de Pipaix or Vapeur en folie, with materiel from the 19th century. Like in yesteryears, it’s driven by a twelve-horse power steam engine. Rue du Maréchal, 1 7904 Pipaix +32(0)69 66 20 47 www.vapeur.com

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Land of around a hundred craft beers, the fertile ground of Wallonia picardy holds the record of having the most microbreweries on its territory. They are indeed the region with the highest production of special beers in Belgium. Almost every commune has own its beer and brewery. You’ll discover four renowned craft breweries along this itinerary, as well as unusual places for trying local beers. And why not start by a stopover in the heart of Tournai, close to the cathedral, in the shop Le Moine Austère, rue Dorez 8, where more than 400 beers of Wallonia Picardy and of Belgium can be purchased.

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•L  apin à la tournaisienne (Tournai-style rabbit with prunes and grapes) • Salade tournaisienne (Tournai-style salad of lamb’s lettuce, apples, onions, chicorys, red cabbage with vinegar and beans) • Palet de Dame (buttery cake covered in apricot jam and sweet icing) • Ballons de Tournai (black sweets with three sugars) • Fully-matured cheeses by Jacquy Cange in Stambruges

•T  ournai’s heritage and museums www.visittournai.be •M  usée de l’Auto (Automobile Museum), collection Mahy – www.mahymobiles.be •A  th’s lively streets and museums www.ath.be Maison du Tourisme de la Wallonie Picarde (Tournai Office) Quai Saint-Brice, 35 7500 Tournai +32(0)69 78 98 16 www.visitwapi.be

4. BRASSERIE DUPONT

5. BRASSERIE DES LÉGENDES

Family brewery specializing in the production of bottle-conditioned beers. Moinette and Saison Dupont are brewed here in the traditional way. Since 1990, some of the production is brewed organically and since 1995, five varieties of cheese are produced on-site.

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Many legends are associated with the beers produced by this brewery, including Ducasse d’Ath, Gouyasse (Goliath in local dialect referring to one of the famous giants) – the only beers in Belgium “100% terroir” from the soil to the glass! So many delights that your taste buds will appreciate, available on the premises, and accompanied in summer with regional produce. Rue du Castel, 19 7801 Irchonwelz +32 (0)68 28 79 36 www.brasseriedeslegendes.be

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In this small village bordering the Haut-Pays Nature Park, Philippe, who comes from a family of bee-keepers, offers you golden nectar from his hives. The bees are the work of a lifetime – a real passion which sparkles in the eyes of this producer! The hives can be visited and several varieties of honey, propolis, pollen and wax can be purchased at the shop. Rue de La Chapelle des Français, 2 7387 Meaurain +3(0)479 38 64 04 www.rucherduhautpays.be

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Working for the last 30 years in his chocolate factory, Camille Druart is a true master of taste! Self-taught, he is innovative and creates new recipes, a subtle blend of just the right amount of ingredients combined with the powerful taste of chocolate. If spices and chocolate can be compared to musical notes, chocolate praline is the harmony! Rue de Boughors, 13 7387 Angreau +32(0)65 75 95 21 www.chocolat.be

A Small family brewery created in 1988 producing different varieties of beers, unfiltered and bottle-conditioned with yeast like Moneuse or Saison d’Epeautre. Beers that have a taste like the distinct character of the region, somewhere between sweet and bitter! Prepared regional dishes with local beers can be enjoyed at the brewery’s restaurant, Le Fourquet, located next door. Rue de la Frontière, 435 7370 Dour +32(0)65 65 03 60 www.brasseriedeblaugies.com M

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This itinerary takes you to the gentle wooded countryside of the Haut Pays region through charming villages situated along the French border. Many traces of activities that once reigned here are still visible like the shopfronts (closed) of old shops dating from a bygone era when trade and contraband caused the misfortune and fortune of the region. Exciting discoveries and enriching encounters with artisans await you as you travel along this itinerary. Make sure you stop off in Mons, previously European Capital of Culture, where a host of museums and historic

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•T  he chocolates of Georges Doutrelepont in Nimy and of Ann Douteur in Lombise • Goat’s cheese from the Petite Vacresse in Herchies • Beers from the brasserie Ça Brasse Pour Moi in Boussu • Organic fruit and vegetables from the Potager des Délices in Blaregnies • The tarte pagnon borain from the bakerypastry shop, Au Pagnon in Colfontaine

•H  istorical site of Grand-Hornu www.grand-hornu.eu •T  he Pass in Frameries – www.pass.be •A  host of museums and WW1 sites like St Symphorien Military Cemetery (The first & the last) in Mons – www.visitmons.be Maison du Tourisme de la Région de Mons Grand-Place, 27 (Visit Mons) 7000 Mons +32(0)65 33 55 80 www.visitmons.be

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Established in 2015, this estate is set in a windfarm at the foot of which grow vines of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Blanc. This chalky soil and an ideal facing hillside produces a fine-quality blanc de blanc brut and rosé brut.

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Culinary Delights in the Binche Region 1. CHOCOLATERIE LEGAST

2. FERME LE BAILLI

Established since 2002 in Braine-le-Comte, Claude Legast, decided to change career to follow his passion for chocolate, and became a veritable artisan chocolatier. Along with his son, Thibaut, he ensures that the production is in keeping with the pure tradition of Belgian chocolate, by working with quality unprocessed raw materials. Discover their chocolate pralines, bars, macaroons, chocolate cakes… Rue de la station, 65 7090 Braine-le-Comte +32(0)67 56 08 74 www.legastchocolatier.com M

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The Degrève family invites you to discover the production of its dairy products and farm cheeses made from fresh, unpasteurised milk, such as Bailli or Pavé de Soignies. You’ll be able to visit their farm of Holstein dairy cows. You can choose to discover the cheese dairy (free, unguided tour), the farm, as well as observing the steps in the cheesemaking process (guided tour for groups with a charge).

Since 1873, the Friart family continues the production of different beers amongst which the varieties of Saint-Feuillien and Grisette. During the visit, you’ll discover the old facilities dating from 1893, but also the new brewhouse from 2013. The brewery keeps the regional tradition alive along with the desire to develop new organic or gluten-free beers.

Chemin des Théodosiens, 126 7060 Soignies +32(0)67 33 28 92 www.lebailli.be

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•G  âteau des Tchats (cake with a stuffing of apples, grapes, apricots… and covered in marzipan in the town’s colours) from the cake shop, Patisserie Vanderauwera in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont • The “Ultra” and “1830” beers are produced by the brewery Scassenes in Ecaussinnes • Charcuteries (porchettas) and unprocessed meat from the butcher’s shop, Boucherie Daulmerie in Morlanwelz • Fougueuse, Naïve or Gourmande beers produced by the microbrewery L’Art d’en Brasser in Horrues

•T  he historic Canal du Centre and its hydraulic lifts (UNESCO) voiesdeau.hainaut.be •T  he Château de Seneffe Estate and its Silver Museum – chateaudeseneffe.be •M  usée international du Carnaval et du Masque (Carnival and Mask Museum) www.museedumasque.be

4. FERME DELSAMME

Maison du Tourisme du Parc des Canaux et Châteaux Place Jules Mansart, 21-22 7100 La Louvière +32(0)64 26 15 00 www.parcdescanauxetchateaux.be

5. BRASSERIE LA BINCHOISE

This vegetable farm and work training centre has a grocery store where you can purchase fresh and seasonal produce, but also discover traditional vegetables: parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes, swedes and so on, all grown on the premises. You’ll also find dairy products, oils, pasta, wines, beers, etc., all organically-certified!

An exceptional setting situated inside the former maltings and the walls of the current brewery awaits you. You can taste Binchoise beer, a dish prepared by the chef at the tavern, or visit the brewery which produces top fermented regional craft beers. You can finish your visit at the brewery museum and beer shop.

Place de Strépy, 2 7110 Strepy-Bracquegnies +32(0)64 44 13 18 fermedelsamme.over-blog.com

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During this day, you’ll visit the workshop of an artisan chocolatier; you’ll discover the recipes for making original and unique cheeses; you’ll learn how to recognise traditional vegetables; and you’ll also visit two famous traditional breweries. In addition to your tasting sessions, enjoy visiting the lovely medieval city and the Belfry of Binche; or one of the museums of La Louvière; and not forgetting one of the region’s “must-see” attractions listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site! Be sure to visit the Maison du Tourisme (Tourist Office) where you can find its twelve original teas, the twelve identities associated with twelve boroughs of the region, and other regional produce.

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Culture and Gourmet Pleasures in the Pays de Charleroi 1. MOULIN BANAL DE GERPINNES

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In the historic heart of the village, this beautiful water mill has been carefully restored. Its mechanisms enable at the same time the artisanal manufacture of wholemeal flour and the production of their own electricity. A beer and cheese produced specially for the mill are available to purchase in the shop. Rue du Moulin, 3 6280 Gerpinnes +32(0)71 50 30 91

3. AUX SAVEURS DES FRAISES DU VILLAGE

Family-run dairy farm specializing in the artisanal production of cheeses made from fresh, unpasteurised cow’s milk. The farm produces fresh soft cheeses (a sort of Belgian Brie); Tomme de Raz Buzée; but also Rigodon – a fully-matured pressed cheese that has been matured in beer – which gets its name from a drum tune of the EntreSambre-et-Meuse region’s Folklore Parades. Rue des Flaches, 42 6280 Gerpinnes +32(0)71 50 44 97 blaimont.frederic@skynet.be

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•G  ayette de Charleroi (praline in the form of a lump of coal) • Sambrée (beer and praline created to celebrate 350 years of Charleroi in 2016) • Tomme de Raz Buzée and Rigodon (cheeses from the Ferme de Raz Buzée in Gerpinnes) • Gré d’or (aperitif made from lemon peel from the Domaine du Gré) • Blanche de Charleroi beer, • Blonde beer from Pays Noir, Cuvée de Trazegnies, Bisous M’chou beer...

•M  useum of Photography in Mont-surMarchienne – www.museephoto.be •B  ois du Cazier Memorial site in Marcinelle www.leboisducazier.be •M  useum of Folklore Parades of the EntreSambre-et-Meuse region in Gerpinnes www.museedesmarches.be Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Charleroi Place Charles II, 20 6000 Charleroi +32(0)71 86 14 14 www.paysdecharleroi.be

4. MANUFACTURE URBAINE

5. CHÂTEAU DE TRAZEGNIES

The Manufacture Urbaine is a brand new place opened since spring 2017 right in the heart of Charleroi, along the River Sambre. Here, beer is brewed, bread is made and coffee is roasted. All can be enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere. Quai Arthur Rimbaud, 11 6000 Charleroi +32(0)477 41 06 47 www.manufacture-urbaine.com

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The appeal of the Pays de Charleroi is unquestionably its diversity. A big town situated in the heart of remarkable natural areas. This itinerary brings you all over this region of culture and heritage, with a stopover in a town undergoing constant changes, but also in a region of folklore famous for its Parades of the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region, recognised Oral and Intangible Heritage by UNESCO. Come and discover different flavours thanks to this gourmet itinerary which showcases quality produce, from the countryside to the town.

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Discover the Flavours of the Pays des Lacs Region Immerse yourself in the heart of the Chimay experience, a permanent and interactive exhibition, and discover the secrets of the history and the production of Chimay Trappist beers and cheeses. More than 150 years of tradition and authenticity. A tasting is provided at the end of the visit. Rue de Poteaupré, 5 6464 Bourlers +32(0)60 21 14 33 www.chimay.com

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The Pays des Lacs route of flavours invites you to visit producers who would like to share with you their know-how and the quality of their produce. Pleasant encounters and delicious tastings await you. This itinerary takes you to the regions of Chimay, SivryRance, Beaumont, Thuin, Walcourt, Couvin and Viroinval. With such varied landscapes and historical buildings, it’s a safe bet you’ll let yourself be seduced by the charms and savours of this beautiful land.

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•E  scavèche de Chimay (cold preparation of cooked fish, with a vinegar sauce) • Boulette de Romedenne, Surice or Beaumont (fromage frais made with cow’s milk) • Chocolate delights from La Dacquoise in Gozée (Thuin) • Duck breast fillets and foies gras from the Ferme de la Sauvenière in Hemptinne (Florennes) • Beers from the Brasserie de Silenrieux

•B  rasserie (Brewery) des Fagnes in Mariembourg – www.fagnes.be •T  he Lakes of the Eau d’Heure www.lacsdeleaudheure.be •T  reignes, Village of Museums www.treignes.info and Brûly-de-Pesche 1940 www.bdp1940.be

3. DISTILLERIE DE BIERCÉE

4. CHOCOLATERIE VANLIEFF’S

The only Belgian distillery of spirits and fruit brandies established in a place full of history along the Napoleon Route. Eau de Villée, P’tit Péket, Poire Williams N°1 and other spirits are distilled with the utmost respect of standard practices. The distillery can be visited in its entirety, and there is a tasting area with a vast choice of Belgian specialities. Rue de la Roquette, 36 6532 Ragnies + 32(0)71 50 00 50 www.distilleriedebiercee.com

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History and Specialities in the Nivelles and Waterloo Region 2. LES APÉROS DE PHILOMÈNE

Serge Alexandre, artisan pastry and chocolate maker awarded the title of Belgium’s best chocolatier, offers quality products made exclusively in his workshop and according to raw materials and know-how! Pure cocoa butter chocolates from diverse origins are uniquely made and associated here with fresh seasonal fruits. Boulevard de la Fleur de Lys, 14 1400 Nivelles +32(0)67 33 97 33

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Discover the western part of Walloon Brabant stopping en route for gastronomic breaks and diverse historic sites. From beer produced in a place brimming with history, to the liqueurs and fruit wines of a passionate artisan via delicious dairy products that will delight young and old, or even renowned chocolate treats, let your delicate palate discover the new flavours of the local produce! The trail offers a host of gastronomic specialities such as the famous Târte al Djote de Nivelles, this warm tart of cheese and chards, or the unique gueuze beer produced in Wallonia.

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•T  he bread and pastries of the Ferme du Hameau du Roy in Vieux-Genappe • Canestias de Nivelles (lightly-sugared dry biscuit) • Târte au Crastofé (tart made with fullcream cheese) from Ittre • Snails from the Ferme hélicicole SaintVéron in Braine-le-Château • Brown sugar tart of Waterloo.

•M  emorial 1815, Butte du Lion, Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo and the Ferme d’Hougoumont – www.waterloo1815.be •T  he Wellington Museum www.museewellington.be •C  ollegiate Church of Sainte-Gertrude of Nivelles – www.tourisme-nivelles.be

3. FERME DE MONT-SAINT-JEAN

Maison du Tourisme Ouest Brabant wallon Chaussée de Bruxelles, 218 1410 Waterloo +32(0)2 352 09 10 www.waterloo-tourisme.be

4. FERME DU CHÂTEAU

The Waterloo microbrewery welcomes you within the Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, which served as a military hospital for English troops during the Battle of Waterloo. In the company of the master brewer, you’ll discover the steps in the craft production of Waterloo beer. Besides the different beers produced on-site, their charming store offers a rich assortment of Belgian regional produce.

5. GUEUZERIE TILQUIN

At the Château’s Farm, you’ll find an array of dairy products like cheese, ice cream, sorbet, but above all, delicious fresh milk, available 24 hours a day thanks to the ingenious vending machine installed outside. Rue du Bois Planté, 1 1421 Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac +32(0)67 21 27 19 eddypussemier@yahoo.fr

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Gifted with a unique knowhow, this chocolate maker offers an incredible diversity of chocolate pralines. 130 different types of them have been counted! They are handmade with regional seasonal produce like almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, morello cherries… Art de Praslin is highly reputed for its unique traditional recipes, which have been passed down for several generations.

This brewery functions as a participative cooperative with social and environmental objectives. Besides being a great project, it also produces a series of original beers which are distinguished by their ingredients, including spices or fresh fruit whose taste will surprise you. A tour of the workshop reveals a unique know-how in the production of these regional produce.

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This itinerary leads you to the heart of the Walloon Brabant, a peaceful and picturesque region situated only around twenty kilometres from Brussels. Along this itinerary passing through the boroughs of Wavre, Grez-Doiceau, Chaumont-Gistoux, Walhain and Chastre, you’ll be able to meet a chocolatier, pastrycook, farmers, a team of brewers and mushroom producers. They all love their region and are proud of their know-how; they invite you to experience the taste of their produce. And if you haven’t had enough already, continue your gourmet adventure near Villers-la-Ville, a few kilometres from your last stop where other lovely foodie stopovers await you. TASTE

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•R  egional tarts from the BoulangeriePâtisserie Demaret in Rixensart • Chicories, red fruit and jams from Délices de Pinchart in Ottignies – Louvain-laNeuve • Organic beers brewed at the microbrasserie de l’Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville • Creative pastries and chocolates of Raphael Giot in La Hulpe • Bâton de Saint-Bernard de Villers-laVille (smoked pure-pork sausages, with hazelnuts and beer made by the abbey’s monks)

•W  alibi – www.walibi.com •H  ergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve www.museeherge.com •A  bbaye de Villers-la-Ville (Villers Abbey) www.villers.be

3. LES TARTES DE CHAUMONT-GISTOUX This business founded in 1945 continues a tradition which has made Chaumont-Gistoux renowned. Tarts, cakes, quiches, from sweet to savoury, these homemade products offer a torrent of exquisite flavours in keeping with ancestral recipes and the choice of raw materials. All produce is made in the unique workshop below the shop. Chaussée de Huy, 240 1325 Chaumont-Gistoux +32(0)10 68 84 36 www.tarteschaumontgistoux.com

Maison du tourisme des Ardennes brabançonnes Rue de Nivelles, 1 1300 Wavre +32(0)10 23 03 23 www.mtab.be

4. CHAMPIGNONS SMARTMUSH

5. FERME DU PATRIOTE

Quentin and Théodore, two young entrepreneurs, have developed this eco-pedagogic mushroom farm. They sell directly their organic mushrooms like grey, yellow or pink pleurotes, shiitakes or even namekos! A whole host of possibilities full of flavours and knowledge waiting to be discovered! Rue de la Station, 95 1457 Walhain +32(0)483 37 15 61 www.smartmush.be

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The Ferme des deux Chises with its architecture of exceptional quality and its remarkable size is classed as a monument and a site. Different varieties of apples and pears are produced here, as well as delicious jams and jellies prepared the traditional way, and not forgetting, diverse apple juices. Be sure to come and press your own juice. Rue de la Chise, 4 1315 Piétrebais +32(0)10 84 02 12 www.vergerdelachise.be

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Situated to the east of Walloon Brabant, Brabantine Hesbaye is a gastronomic region showcased by producers and talented artisans. Farming is very present here and gives the region this image of the “breadbasket”. Your outing will begin at the majestic squareshaped farm and will take you on a discovery of producers of apple and pear juices, foie gras, milk-based desserts and cheeses, but also one of the best chocolate pralines of Walloon Brabant and other quality products.

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•B  oudin vert from Orp-le-Petit (green pudding with the right amount of meat and kale) • Noix de Piétrain au sept épices (ham made from the Piétrain pig with seven spices) • Blanke Doréye de Jodoigne (fresh cream cheese tart) • Beers from the Brasserie de JandrainJandrenouille • Tarte au Goza d’Hélécine (tart covered with apples and grapes)

•T  he many square-shaped farms, symbols of the Hesbaye landscapes •C  arrière (quarry) of Opprebais and Sente (an art trail) •M  élin, one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia – www.beauxvillages.be

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4. PÂTISSERIE LE VATEL

The Farm of the Tower, “Cense del Tour”, is established in a characteristic manner beside the Glimes’ church. Duck-based products entirely prepared at the farm and much appreciated by connoisseurs and chef restaurateurs, can be mainly found here. The Ferme de la Tour is also a gourmet shop where you’ll find ideas, advice and speciality products. Place Saint-Joseph, 4 1315 Glimes +32(0)10 88 10 08 www.lafermedelatour.com

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Traditional bakery-cake shop that respects produce and has a slight touch of the avant-garde. Jacques Henrard is an artisan chocolatier for more than ten years. The Vatel bakery-cake shop was awarded the prize of the best chocolate praline for the Présaline at the Chocolate Market in 2012. Check out the Jauchois, a specialty cake of the house. Place de la Liberté, 6 1350 Jauche +32(0)19 63 34 38 www.patisserie-levatel.be

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Eric et Dominique Roberti established their snail farm in a magnificent 18th-century, square-shaped farm. The Helix Aspersa snails, Petits Gris (small snails) and Gros Gris (large snails), are pure products of the Farm of the Valley. Here you’ll discover the breeding conditions in a mixed workshop, the breeding room and hatchery, but also how to cook them! Rue Chainisse, 13 5030 Beuzet +32(0)81 56 99 54

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The former mill brewery is situated below the abbey. This imposing stone building dates from the 13th century, and the aspect and configuration have hardly been changed throughout the centuries. It is currently used as a reception centre for the many tourists that visit the abbey; beers, bread and cheeses made by the Floreffe Abbey are available here.

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In the north-west of the Province of Namur, between the Sambre and Orneau Rivers, this itinerary reveals a surprising land combining nature, heritage and regional produce. Begin with the Gembloux Abbey and stop by the Tourist office (Maison du Tourisme); discover castles and abbeys of multiple facets, and enjoy the bucolic scenery while tasting delicious beers and succulent cheeses. A whole host of possibilities that you can also find on the Tous en Sambre-Ormeau application created by the Tourist Office.

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•B  eers: Bertinchamps, Floreffe, Spyroux, Ligny 1815, Beer from the Abbaye de Gembloux, Auveloise… • Strawberries of Spy and Franière • Watercress from the Cressonnière Eustache • Fruit from the Domaine de la Pommeraie in Gembloux

•T  he Battle of Ligny Museum www.ligny1815.org •E  space de l’Homme de Spy (The Man of Spy Interpretive Centre) www.hommedespy.be •C  orroy-le-Château Castle www.corroy-le-chateau.com Maison du Tourisme Sambre-Orneau Rue Sigebert, 3 5030 Gembloux +32(0)81 62 69 66 www.sambre-orneau.be

4. FERME DE GOYET In an idyllic setting, the Goyet Farm offers an environmentally-friendly and sustainable production of seasonal local fruits and vegetables. In her small shop, Anne also sells beers like Auveloise, Spyroux, or Homme de Spy, as well as diverse artisanal and farm produce. Rue des Peupliers, 6 5190 Jemeppe-sur-Sambre +32(0)478 83 60 92 fermedegoyet.skynetblogs.be

5. FERME-BRASSERIE DE BERTINCHAMPS The Humblet family offers old-style farm beers, pure malt and hops without spices or additives. The label bears a large capital “B”, in reference to Bertinchamps, Belgium, Beer and Benoît, the master brewer. You’ll be able to visit the place, enjoy tastings, and discover the fine regional cuisine at the brewery’s restaurant by booking in advance.

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The Gourmet Meuse Region, Around Namur and Dinant 1. L’AUTRUCHERIE DU PONT D’AMOUR This farm situated in the Dinant countryside specializes in the farming of flightless birds. They are home to about 200 animals: ostriches, emus, rheas and cassowaries. Their principle – healthy farming in a healthy environment for producing quality animals. You’ll visit the farm and discover the diverse produce: meat, charcuterie, eggs. Rue de la Sablonnière, 2 5503 Sorinnes +32(0)497 29 52 73 www.autrucherie-pontdamour.be

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•P  astries and the Wil’ball, a game you can eat, from Jean-Yves Wilmot in Mettet • Delahaut coffees in Namur • Homemade jams and jellies from Envie de goût in Maillen • Cheeses from the farms – Ferme de Chertin in Falaën or the Ferme d’en Bas in Sommière • Ice creams and sorbets from Lutins, Belgium’s best artisan ice cream maker, in Anthée

•M  aredsous Abbey www.tourisme.maredsous.be •N  amur Citadel – www.citadelle.namur.be •M  olignée Railbikes in Anhée www.draisine.be Maison du Tourisme de la Vallée de la Meuse, Namur-Dinant Avenue Colonel Cadoux, 8 5500 Dinant +32(0)82 22 28 70 www.dinant-tourisme.com

4. LE SAFRAN DE PATR’ANN Patrick et Anne provide a guided tour of their saffron farm and workshop where the Crocus Sativus, also called red gold, is processed. You’ll learn all about the growing, harvest, pruning and drying of pistils which will become saffron. The produce derived from this process: mustard, vinegars, jams, syrups, etc., are made on-site and available in their shop. Escargotière de Warnant - © Eris Frolli

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Regional produce constitutes one of the most beautiful riches of the Meuse, Namur, Dinant region. Cheeses, chocolates, wines, beers, fish, snails, salt-cured meats, fruit, honeys, juices, syrups, etc. – something for all tastes! During this itinerary that will lead you along this lovely Meuse valley, you’ll be able to linger over a selection of local products and see how they are made thanks to a series of businesses that you can visit. If you can extend your stay in the region, be sure to make a stopover at the many winemakers established here. Moreover, there is a wine trail that can be toured by bike.

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An artisan chocolate maker that offers tasty blends of exotic cocoa beans and local produce. Discover the process of transforming chocolate chips into the end product. All the raw materials are top of the range and very carefully selected for the best taste for your pleasure and health. Rue du Commerce, 123 5590 Ciney +32(0)486 14 55 10 www.sigoji.be

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This gastronomic circuit criss-crosses the Valleys of Flavours’ routes and invites you to meet producers, including one of the Belgium’s largest cheese makers, throughout the boroughs of Ciney, Gesves, Hamois, Havelange, Ohey and Somme-Leuze. During the different stopovers, your taste buds will be excited at the sight of the variety of regional produce to sample. But most of all, it’s an enriching encounter with passionate men and women only too delighted to share their expertise with you.

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• Beers (Gatte d’Or, Chevetogne, Turluut, Gengeavia, Ambrée du Samson, Ciney…) • Cider from the Cidrerie du Condroz in Barsy • Strawberries from the Ferme Vrancken in Ossogne, the Ferme du Sacré-Cœur in Natoye and the Vergers d’Ohey orchards • Produce made with Alvenat rapeseed oil in Achêne • Organic cheeses from the Fromagerie du Gros Chêne in Méan

•M  outarderie (mustard factory) de Bister in Achêne ­– www.tourisme-et-tradition.be •D  omaine Provincial de Chevetogne (amusement park) www.domainedechevetogne.be •T  he tourist train of the chemin de fer du Bocq – www.cfbocq.be

3. FROMAGERIE DU SAMSON

Maison du Tourisme Condroz-Famenne Place Monseu, 23 5590 Ciney +32(0)86 40 19 22 www.valleesdessaveurs.be

4. AGRIBIO – FERME DE BUZIN

Vincent Verleyen, who was awarded “Belgium’s Best Cheese Maker” in 2014, makes on-site between 30 and 40 varieties of cheese from fresh, unpasteurised cow’s, goat’s and ewe’s milk. Know-how, authenticity, tradition and skill are the officially-recognised merits of his artisan status. Cheeses made in the workshop can be purchased in the adjoining shop. Chaussée de Gramptinne, 37 5340 Goyet +32(0)81 58 36 66 www.fromageriedusamson.be

Agribio is an original cooperative that produces, processes and sells organic cereals. Spelt, wheat, rye and buckwheat are milled at the Buzin Farm. The additive-free organic flour is homemade in the bakery workshop adjoining the farm. In addition to flours, you can also get different varieties of bread, tarts, pasta, muesli, cramiques (a type of brioche with raisins), etc. Buzin, 5 5370 Verlée +32(0)83 63 41 70 www.agribio.be

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In this region of traditions and “terroir” you will sample quality specialities from farms or family businesses, where the know-how is passed down through generations. On the agenda: jams, goat’s cheeses, beers but also an ostrich farm and an equine dairy. You’ll pass through the three most beautiful villages in Wallonia – Ny, Wéris and Celles, as well as towns and villages boasting many tourist and gourmet treasures, such as Durbuy, Hotton, Marche-en-Famenne, Han-sur-Lesse, Beauraing or even Rochefort.

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•D  omaine des Grottes de Han (The Caves of Han) – www.grotte-de-han.be •D  urbuy, the smallest village in the world and its attractions – www.durbuyinfo.be •L  es Grottes de Hotton (Hotton’s Caves) www.grottesdehotton.be

5. AUTRUCHERIE DU DONEU

This organic farm produces mare’s milk and offers you group guided tours to discover the benefits. It is prescribed to combat toxin problems, tiredness, stress, skin problems… During the visit, a tasting of their produce is offered. You can also get these products, which are made from mare’s milk in the shop. Comognes, 1 5572 Focant +32(0)84 38 93 69 www.fermedelacomogne.be

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Gourmet trail in the beautiful Semois Valley 1. BRASSERIE DE BOUILLON

2. FROMAGERIE DE LA SEMOIS

3. LA CHIQUETTERIE

The Bouillon Brewery specializes in the making of four unfiltered and bottle-conditioned clean beers, including Médiévale and Cuvée de Bouillon. During the guided tour of the facilities, you’ll discover the production techniques of these craft beers, before tasting or buying them at the shop in Bouillon (Grand Rue 22).

In this young and small artisanal cheese factory, you’ll find produce made only from milk of the region. All the cheeses are produced on-site by Isabelle and Jose, such as Tome Nature, Macu, a soft-ripened cheese, for cooking on the barbecue, fromages frais flavoured with different spices or even Maquée cheese.

Rue de la Girafe, 76 - 6832 Sensenruth +32(0)61 46 89 40 www.brasseriedebouillon.be

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This garden has a large variety of wild and medicinal plants. Flowers, shrubs and trees match marvellously together here. In the tasting room, you’ll be able to sample exclusive liqueurs and homemade goat’s cheese accompanied with slices of bread, soups or pancakes. The shop offers liqueurs, herbal teas and homemade shampoos. Route d’Houdremont, 38 5550 Nafraiture +32(0)61 50 11 33 www.lachiquetterie.be

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The Pays de Bouillon in the Ardennes is nestled in a vast forested area and the River Semois runs through the region. From the banks of the river to the neighbouring plateaux, head off to meet artisans and producers who are only too happy to make you discover their tasty wonders. At the foot of the Bouillon Fortified Castle, set off by criss-crossing the boroughs of Bouillon, Vresse-sur-Semois, Bièvre and Bertrix, all the while appreciating the beauty of the verdant and breathtaking scenery, in the heart of an historical land! Enjoy the charming and peaceful villages of Lafôret and Gros Fays, two of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia”. TASTE

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•B  eers from the Brasserie Invictus in Louette-Saint-Pierre • Beef and lamb from the Ferme de la Croix-Scaille in Rienne • Wine made from flowers and fruit from chez Saveurs de fruits in Bièvre • Honey from Peter Otte in Graide or from the Rucher de la Vallée in Vencimont • Bison meat from Bison Ranch in Orchimont

•C  hâteau fort de Bouillon (a fortified castle) and the Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon ­– www.bouillon-initiative.be – www.acrheoscopebouilon.be •R  ecreational Centre Récréalle www.recrealle.com •S  emois Tobacco Museum www.tabac-semois.com

4. FERME DE LA YAUGE

5. BERGERIE D’ACREMONT

The farmers of the Yauge Farm breed dairy cows (Holstein) and Belgian Blue Beef cattle (Blanc Bleu Belge). Since September 2016, they sell farm milk, delicious yoghurts, but also quite a variety of ice creams with different flavours, such as vanilla, chocolate or speculoos. Rue Gurnifalize, 50 A 5550 Nafraiture +32(0)471 68 57 47 fermedelayauge@proximus.be

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Discover the Sweet and Savoury Delicacies of the Gaume Region 1. VIN EN VIE

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Sommelier of the year in 2017 of the Belgian province of Luxembourg, Cédric Thomas, is a fine wine scout. He invites you to taste wines and some Torgny semi-sparkling wine, but also other regional produce in his shop, which is situated in this small southern village in Belgian Lorraine. Rue de l’Escofiette, 12 6767 Torgny +32(0)471 89 71 32 www.vinenvie.be

3. ABBAYE D’ORVAL

First-rate artisan butcher’s shop which specializes in the making of puddings. It has taken home the international prize for best pudding four times, as well as many medals for its salt-cured meats and charcuterie. Pâté or saucisson gaumais (sausage made in the Gaume region), this business knows all the secrets! Rue des Vieux Sarts, 2 6769 Meix-devant-Virton +32(0)63 57 74 21 www.mdviandes.be

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From the charming and secret Ton Valley to the breathtaking scenery of the Semois Valley, the Maison du Tourisme de la Gaume (Tourist Office) offers you a convivial and flavoursome discovery trip. Five artisans welcome you along the route to reveal to you their creations and expertise. Vin de Torgny wine, pâté gaumais, dried sausages, Orval cheese and beer, fruit, douceurs chocolate-flavoured sweets – such delights for your sight and taste buds await you.

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• Poirier du Loup wines in Torgny • Chocolates from the Maison Deremiens in Jamoigne and Prouvy • Zigomar (apéritif) and the Pom’ô de Gaume (apple ratafia) from the Vergers (orchards) de Gaume Munaut in Virton • Gengoulf beer with cep mushrooms from Villers-devant-Orval, beers from the Brasserie Millevertus in Breuvanne and the Brasserie de la Clochette in Etalle

•T  orgny and Chassepierre, two of “The most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia” www.beauxvillages.be •G  aume Museum in Virton www.museesgaumais.be • Paysalia  – Interpretive Centre of the Landscape of the Lorraine Gaumaise region – www.florenville.org Maison du Tourisme de Gaume Rue des Grasses Oies, 2 B 6760 Virton +32(0)63 57 89 04 www.soleildegaume.be

4. LES CHOCOLATS D’EDOUARD

5. LA FERME DE LA CIVANNE

Les Chocolats d’Edouard - © WBT - David Samyn

This talented artisan offers a subtle blend of expertise, tradition and creativity. Edouard trained in Brussels and lived in Italy where he learned the art of culinary creativity. He takes great pleasure in hosting tastings and culinary workshops by prior reservation. A chocolate break in a tasting room will be much appreciated.

The Civanne Farm breeds Highland cows and produces apples, all organically. The meat, apples and fruit juice are sold on-site in the grocery shop where you’ll also find other organic and local produce. A la Civanne, 284 6730 Rossignol +32(0)63 60 15 32 www.lacivanne.be

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The three Frontiers, a regional trip in the Pays d’Arlon 1. FERME DES QUATRE VENTS

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The Ferme des Quatre Vents has been farmed for decades by the Muller family. For a few years now the young and dynamic Stéphane and Christine have taken over the farm. The milk from their dairy cows (Black Pied and Red Pied, 70 in total) is used in the making of Patachouffe, a delectable type of soft-ripened cheese like Saint-Paulin, that has been matured in La Chouffe beer.

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Régis Joubert, chocolatier for 25 years, makes his dark chocolate with an array of thirteen types of homemade dried spices to create a maximum harmony of tastes and colours. His open plan workshop looks out onto the shop. Rue de la Fraternité, 17 6792 Halanzy +32(0)467 11 00 07 www.chocolatbonheur.net

Rue de la Fosse, 179 A 6792 Rachecourt +32(0)494 85 20 78 www.rachecourt-jus.be

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Traditional fruit press of apples and pears making juices that are 100% natural, additive- and preservative-free, and without any flavour enhancers. They are made from the best-picked fruits and fruit purées. You’ll be able to visit one of the orchards with around forty varieties of apples and pears. In October, the press will transform your own apple harvest and you’ll leave directly with the juice.

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•B  arnichèvre, Goat’s milk fromage frais, in Arlon • Saurtilège cheese made from fresh, unpasteurised milk from the Ferme Saur in Metzert (Attert) • Saison de Mai beer (amber beer with woodruff) • ARAmiss from the Brasserie d’Arlon • Honey from the Attert Valley

•N  obressart, one of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia” www.beauxvillages.be •G  aspar Museum and Archaeological Museum of Arlon – www.museegaspar.be www.ial.be •C  ycle Museum in Weyler www.museeducycle-weyler.be Maison du Tourisme du Pays d’Arlon Rue des Faubourgs, 2 6700 Arlon +32(0)63 21 94 54 www.arlon-tourisme.be

4. MI-ORGE MI-HOUBLON

5. TOUT UN FROMAGE

Shop dedicated exclusively to craft, regional, Belgian or foreign and differently fermented beers. Since 2005, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere, Christophe does his best to offer quirky, rare, sought-after beers. This veritable beer emporium has been awarded at different times Belgium’s best beer shop. Zone Artisanale, 43 6700 Weyler +32(0)473 42 58 36 www.miorgemihoublon.be

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This itinerary brings you to Belgian Lorraine, in the Pays d’Arlon region formed by the boroughs of Attert, Aubange, Messancy et Arlon. A multicultural land established at the crossroads of French and Germanic civilizations. You’ll dicover a colourful cross-border heritage which can be found in the folklore, culture, at the producers, during a hike and even in the regional cuisine! During this itinerary, be sure to stop and take the time to taste Maitrank, a dry white wine flavoured with sweet woodruff, regarded as the typical and staple drink of the Pays d’Arlon.

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This organic grocery store is both a cheesemonger and grocery and offers a variety of regional produce and other products, such as cheeses evidently, but also bread, homemade ice creams, charcuterie, fruit, vegetables, fruit wines or even beer… Rue du Marché Beurre, 25 6700 Arlon +32(0)63 57 91 50 www.toutunfromage.be

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Made in the Anlier Forest 1. MOULIN DE HOLLANGE

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The mill specializes in the artisanal production of natural spelt flours and wheat flours of exceptional quality. Their stone-oven bread, for which the mill is renowned for many years, has subtle flavours and delicate aromas. Today, it’s one of the last hydraulic mills still in operation whose cogwheels you can admire.

This brewery is established in an organic farm and since 2008, they produce a series of top fermented craft beers in the traditional way, which are unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Following your tour of the premises, you’ll be able to taste beers like Bastogne Pale Ale, Belle d’été or Troufette brune.

Route de la Strange, 87 6637 Hollange +32(0)61 26 68 76 www.moulindehollange.be

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Recently opened near the family farm of Blonde d’Aquitaine cattle, this butcher’s shop at the farm is set to adopt total transparency in the breeder-processor-consumer relationships. The preparations are made from the farm’s beef, thereby guaranteeing a quality local raw material (steak, roast beef, sausage, cordon bleu, pudding, pâté…). Rue du Champ des Poules, Bercheux 1 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre +32(0)472 52 63 49 boucherie@champdespoules.be

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The Anlier Forest is a quality nature destination par excellence. Situated in the south-east of the province of Luxembourg, on the edge of the Ardennes and at the entrance to the Gaume region, it is at the centre of a triangle formed by the three big towns of Arlon, Bastogne and Bouillon. It is in the heart of an authentic and enchanting natural area. The Anlier Forest region also provides a marvellous selection of regional produce. Salt-cured meats, cheeses and dairy produce, beers, but also honey, chocolate-flavoured sweets and desserts, and so on, are proof of the know-how of our producers and artisans who offer you authentic produce.

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•R  ulles craft brewery beers • Barlette cheese from the Ferme Sizaire de Habay-la-Vieille • Pâté gaumais from the bakery, Boulangerie Thomas, in Habay-la-Neuve • Mozzarella cheese from the Buffl’Ardenne in Semel (the only one produced in Belgium) • Salt-cured meats from the Ferme des Sanglochons in Verlaine

•H  aute-Sûre Anlier Forest Nature Park www.parcnaturel.be •G  allo-Roman Villa of Mageroy www.villamageroy.com •T  he Pont d’Oye site and its five lakes in Habbay-la-Neuve Maison du Tourisme de la Forêt d’Anlier Grand-Place, 2 6840 Neufchâteau +32(0)61 21 80 05 www.foret-anlier-tourisme.be

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4. MIEL DE LA FORÊT D’ANLIER (HONEY FROM THE ANLIER FOREST) Situated on the heights of Léglise, bordering the Anlier Forest, this apiary benefits from flowers growing in the nearby forest and makes the most of the agricultural meadows that border it. The establishment produces spring honey (dandelion, fruit and wild blackberry) and summer honey with all flowers (mostly wild blackberry, clover, willowherb, meadowsweet…). Rue du Luxembourg, 1 6860 Léglise +32(0)63 43 38 54 a.henrotte@scarlet.be

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The Forest of Delights – Unexpected Flavours of the Saint-Hubert Forest 1. LA FRAMBOISERAIE

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In this estate, you can pick and taste raspberries of all shapes. All year round, you’ll be able to visit the raspberries and blackberries orchard. In season, take part in the harvest! If you want to extend this pleasant time and fill your basket with regional produce, be sure to visit the shop and tasting room.

Partake in a guided tour of the Crocus Sativus (saffron) production farm in HauteLesse. Even if it only blooms in the beginning of autumn, every season is of interest. The experience will finish with a tasting of produce cooked by the producer. You can purchase saffron threads as well as the produce derived from them.

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•P  ain au lard (bacon bread) from Claude Pierrard, artisan baker in Champlon • Chocolates from La Pause Chocolat-thé in Libramont • La Chatte beer from the Brasserie des Tchèts • Tourteline de la Truite d’Argent in Wellin (puff pastry tart with trout and leeks) • Strawberry yoghurt drinks and other dairy products from the Ferme de Roncheury in Sohier

•T  he Euro Space Center in Transinne www.eurospacecenter.be •D  omaine du Fourneau Saint-Michel (Wallonia Rural Life Museum) www.fourneausaintmichel.be •S  aint-Hubert Game Park www.saint-hubert-tourisme.be

4. FERME DU CENTRE DE DÉTENTION DE SAINT-HUBERT Situated along the Nationale 89 road, the farm of the Saint-Hubert Detention Centre was created in 1906. One and a half hectares of vegetables are grown, and nearly 200 dairy and beef cows are farmed here. The farm, established in a semiopen environment, gives the prisoners a routine and serenity. Homemade produce made from fresh, unpasteurised milk can be purchased here. Thiers del Borne, 1 6870 Saint-Hubert +32(0)471 99 56 69 isabelle.heusden@just.fgov.be

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5. TABLE DES CHAMPIONS This well-known address offers meat, charcuterie and artisanal salt-cured meats in a very traditional setting! In addition to game, the other speciality of the town is the “borquin”, a pure pork sausage, with garlic, mixed herbs and selected spices, lightly smoked and prepared following an old recipe. You can also have something to eat and savour the local dishes of the region at the back of the shop. Place du Marché, 14 6870 Saint-Hubert +32(0)61 61 10 48 www.latabledeschampions.be

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Let’s go and admire the landscapes of the Ardennes and savour the gourmet delights of the Saint-Hubert Forest… and not just game during the hunting season! This itinerary which starts at Redu “Book Village”, takes you to meet raspberry and saffron growers, but also producers of honey, cheeses, salt-cured meats like the famous dried sausage, Borquin de Saint-Hubert. Be sure to visit other localities in the region and stop, for example, at the butcher’s shop at the K-Maboge de Libin farm or the Centre Marcassou at the Barrière de Champlon. This beautiful trip will also lead you to Sohier and Mirwart, two of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia”.

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The “Route des Saveurs” on General Patton’s footsteps around Bastogne 1. FERME SCHUMER-WIDART

2. JOCE DES ABEILLES

The farm is composed of dairy cattle (Holstein and Brown Swiss) and beef cattle (Belgian Blue and Blonde d’Aquitaine), and is next to the Animalaine Wool Museum. The producer will share his passion for cheese, yoghurt and ice cream with you, and you’ll discover the different steps in the making of them from the milking of the cows to the end product displayed in the shop.

Joce des Abeilles is a passionate beekeeper and devoted to honeybees! Jocelyne will introduce you to her apiary, tell you about the history of the bee, the production and harvesting of honey (by prior appointment only). The experience will be completed with a tasting of different varieties of regional honey and you’ll have the possibility of obtaining some depending on the harvest.

Bizory, 8 6600 Bastogne +32(0)61 21 10 91 laitptitsplaisirs@gmail.com

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• Tomme and Boulette from the Farm Keirse in Houmont • Meat and artisan salt-cured meats from the butchers’ shops, Claude Ligot, and Laprairie in Lavacherie • Apple juice from the Musée Vivant de la Laine (a wool museum) Animalaine in Bizory • Bison meat from the Ferme des Bisons in Recogne • Tarte des Vatchos (sugar tart) from the Pierre Cornélis Bakery in Lavacherie

•M  ardasson Memorial and the Bastogne War Museum in Bastogne www.bastognewarmuseum.be • 101st Airborne museum Le Mess www.101airbornemuseumbastogne.com •B  astogne Barracks (NUTS!) Interpretation Centre for WW2 www.bastogne-barracks.be Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Bastogne Place McAuliffe, 60 6660 Bastogne +32(0)61 26 76 11 www.paysdebastogne.be

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This itinerary leads you to the route of savours through the boroughs of Bastogne, Bertogne and Sainte-Ode. If the town of Bastogne and the surrounding area attract your attention for the many monuments and traces of the Second World War, it’s also a region worth visiting for its other aspects. Your jaunts through the small picturesque villages of the Deux Ourthes and the Haute-Sûre Anlier Forest Nature Parks will bring you plenty of exquisite experiences and enriching encounters with producers who are proud of their region.

5. LA BRASSERIE DEMANEZ

This mixed farm is centred mainly on goats and the production of goat’s and cow’s cheeses, several of which have won awards in competitions. Patrick will share his passion with you, surrounded by his goats, hens and rabbits which accompany him daily. Cheeses are available to purchase at the shop. Rue Magerotte, 31 6870 Sainte-Ode +32(0)493 18 74 30 www.lafermedantan.weebly.com

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1. CHÈVRERIE DU MOULIN DU WEZ

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Margot farms goats in the little village of Mierchamps. Along with her father, she makes many goat’s cheeses (fromage frais, soft-ripened, dry, ash-covered, fresh cream cheese). Since 2012, the goat farm also offers vegetables that have been grown on the farm. All products are organic and sold in the farm shop and at several local markets.

In the heart of the Ardennes, Eric and Christina produce a homemade foie gras of exceptional quality as well an array of products derived from mulard ducks. With the greatest respect for the animal, they force feed them whole kernel corn, which gives a very distinct texture to the foie gras.

Mierchamps, 14 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne +32(0)474 84 98 56 payzane@gmail.com

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This itinerary which brings you to the region of La Roche and Houffalize has everything to seduce you. Set off in the discovery of some regional produce in the heart of the Ardennes. You’ll make a stopover at a goat farm, a duck farm, two breweries of different scales in the Valley of Fées (fairies), and finish off with a family-run chocolate factory. Be sure to stop at the many other producers and regional shops found in the vicinity of this itinerary. Why not even extend your excursion in the Valley of the Ourthe and the Aisne nearby? You’ll find fine produce here, which this lovely region typical of the Ardennes is proud of. TASTE

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•A  rdennes charcuterie from the producers Bouillon, Baltus, Bosquée or Josse in La Roche •C  heeses from the Fromagerie des Tourelles in Fisenne •M  acaroons and other chocolate-flavoured desserts and sweets from the Chocolaterie Defroidmont in Erezée •G  oat’s cheeses made from fresh, unpasteurised milk from the Bergerie de l’Isbelle in Rendeux • Ice creams, jams and dulce de leche from the Ferme Saint-Martin in Manhay

•T  he ruins of the medieval castle of La Roche – www.chateaudelaroche.be •T  he Game Park of La Roche (a wildlife park) – www.parcagibierlaroche.be •H  outopia Recreation Park in Houffalize www.houtopia.be •B  ataille des Ardennes Museum www.batarden.be

3.BRASSERIE INTER-POL

Maison du Tourisme Cœur de l’Ardenne, au fil de l’Ourthe & de l’Aisne Place du Marché, 15 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne +32(0)84 36 77 36 www.coeurdelardenne.be

4. BRASSERIE D’ACHOUFFE

Established in a former 300-year-old forge, Inter-Pol craft brewery have given this illustrious building a new lease of life. A white beer, Witte Pol, and a black beer, a type of creamy stout, Zwarte Pol which you can taste in the estaminet (small café) next door to the brewery. Mont, 33 6661 Mont +32(0)476 36 96 39 www.la-vieilleforge.be

5. CHOCOLAT CYRIL CRÉATIONS

Goblins and other elves feature among the classic characters of tales and legends from the Ardennes. It’s not by chance that one of them is on the label of these special beers brewed in this establishment that was founded in 1982. These small characters welcome you when explore the brewery, its charming setting and delicious tastings. Achouffe, 8 6666 Wibrin +32(0)61 23 04 44 www.achouffe.be

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Gourmet Trip Through the Landscapes of the Haute Ardenne Region 2. FROMAGERIE DU BAIRSOÛ

This young craft microbrewery, founded in 2013, is established in a former small farm where the fermentation tanks have replaced the mangers, and where the hay barn has been converted into a tasting room. Four beers – a hopped lager, a copper lager, a stout and a black beer, are currently brewed using water of exceptional purity. Reharmont, 7 4990 Lierneux +32(0)80 39 99 06 www.brasseriedelalienne.be

Situated on the heights of Trois-Ponts and Stavelot, the Bairsoû cheese shop offers you a large range of cheeses made from the fresh, unpasteurised milk of goats and cows. All dairy produce comes from local organic milk, from the farm, Ferme Lamberty de Petit-Thier. It’s possible to have something to eat here and taste cheeses, all the while admiring the beautiful view on the valley. Hénumont, 3 4980 Trois-Ponts +32(0)479 12 53 89 www.fromageriedubairsou.be

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The gourmet Haute Ardenne region, bordering the provinces of Liège and Luxembourg, invites you to a mouth-watering and flavoursome tasting of regional produce from the boroughs of Lierneux, Trois Ponts, Vielsalm and Gouvy. The itinerary takes you to local breweries, cheese dairies, farms and regional shops. A delicious excuse for admiring our superb landscapes, from the bucolic Lienne area to the summits of the Wanne, and from the Salm valley to the source of the River Ourthe through vast forests, meadows and picturesque villages.

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•O  rganic cheeses from the Salm (1815 Waterloo, Vieux Liège, Ardenner…) in Vielsalm • Homemade ice creams from the Ferme Dugailliez in Bergeval • Meat and poultry from the butcher’s shop at the farm, ferme François Remacle in Goronne • Traditionally pressed apple juices from Cornet in Basse-Bodeux • Honey from a host of apiaries, (ruchers) in the Haute Ardenne region

•M  aison du Pays de Salm Discovery Trail www.haute-ardenne.be •T  he Coticule Museum in Salmchâteau http://museeducoticule.wixsite.com/ musee-du-coticule •T  he old Castle of Commanster www.haute-ardenne.be

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4. BRASSERIE LUPULUS

This farm shop offers you organic produce and works in collaboration with regional producers and processors directly. You’ll find cheeses made from milk from the farm’s cows and goats; organic leaven bread cooked over a wood-fire; farm vegetables; as well as other local foodstuffs and household products. Moulin, 126 6692 Petit-Thier +32(0)474 30 57 13 www.ferme-lamberty.be

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The brewery is erected in a magnificent 18th-century Ardennes farm, in a leafy green setting by a stream. Lupulus, a lager brewed in keeping with tradition, is endowed with a really unique taste and aroma. The tour will reveal to you how the beer is made in a convivial atmosphere. Courtil, 50 6671 Bovigny +32(0)499 47 10 10 www.lupulus.be

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It’s been 25 years since this artisan chocolatier opened his establishment, whose workshop is visible from the shop, right in the centre of Spa. Throughout the years, he has acquired a reputation that goes beyond the region thanks to his succulent chocolate pralines composed of, amongst other things, local specialities (Elixir de Spa liqueur, caramel-blueberry…), truffles, marzipan cake, biscuits or even fruit jelly. Place du Monument, 19 4900 Spa +32(0)87 77 13 56 www.legrandchocolatier.be

L’Eaudyssée de Spa immerses you in the magical universe of Spa natural mineral waters and lemonades from the water spring to the bottle. This tour, with view of the bottling workshop, will reveal to you the secrets of the purity of its waters, from their percolation to filtration via their unique protection. Rue Auguste Laporte (usine Spa Monopole) 4900 Spa +32(0)87 79 41 13 www.eaudysseedespa.be

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•L  ager from the La Sparsa microbrasserie in Spa • Sarté, a hard cheese made from fresh, unpasteurised milk, produced in Sart (Jalhay) • Potée au chou frisé (a curly kale stew) from Jalhay • Bernister Crémeux cheese and butter from the Ferme des Grandes Fagnes in Stavelot • Honey from the Rucher du Centenaire in Hockai

•S  pa’s thermal baths www.thermesdespa.com •F  ranchimont Castle www.chateau-franchimont.be •A  bbaye de Stavelot and Spa Francorchamps Track Museum www.abbayedestavelot.be – www.musee-circuit.be Maison du Tourisme Spa Hautes-Fagnes Ardenne Rue du Marché, 1 A 4900 Spa +32(0)87 79 53 53 www.spa-hautesfagnes.be

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Fleur de Franchimont is the flagship product of the Theux region. This fruit wine made from apples reveals a freshness and an inimitable taste. The wild flowers which make up this typical beverage contain a lot of antioxidants that are good for your health. Nicolas Klingler and his associates also produce hydromel and other spirits like La Rosée de Spa or La Fine Fleur. Rue Charles Rittwéger, 2 4910 Theux +32(0)478 53 09 92 www.fleurdefranchimont.be

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This bakery offers products from Walloon and Germanic traditions. It has a tasting room where you can taste notably the rice tarts or blueberry tarts (in season) as well as the famous baisers de Malmedy (a type of biscuit). You can also purchase these delicious products in the shop. Rue du Commerce, 7 4960 Malmedy +32(0)80 77 05 85 boulangerie.dijan@gmail.com

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The Kessler farm is situated in an idyllic setting, in the heart of the pastures of Honsfeld. It is specialized in the breeding of Haflinger mares and is also home to other animals much to the delight of children. The mare’s milk is used here for food and making skincare products. Honsfeld, 20 A 4760 Büllingen +32(0)479 38 39 73 www.stutenmilch.be

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This traditional establishment prepares the veritable Ardenne ham according to a professional know-how and attention to detail. The smoking is carried out like in the past, with beech wood and juniper berries. When you tour the establishment, you’ll follow the steps in the making of the ham from A to Z and you’ll be able to see the employees working behind the windows during the week. Am Bahnhof, 19 4770 Amel +32(0)80 34 95 86 www.montenauer.com

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4. BRASSERIE DE BELLEVAUX

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Established in a former farm, this family microbrewery will make you discover the different stages in the making of top-fermented craft beers, which are unfiltered and unpasteurised. You can taste them on-site at the tavern. The brewery is also the ideal starting point for a pleasant walk. Rue de la Foncenale, 1 4960 Bellevaux +32(0)80 88 15 40 www.brasseriedebellevaux.be

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Flavours of the Vesdre Region 1. LA CANARDIÈRE

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This small farm rears ducks. In addition to foie gras, smoked fillets of duck breast, preserved and raw duck legs, you’ll also find a lot of regional produce (jams, confits, oils…) which will enhance your dishes. La Canardière also offers culinary workshops for groups (subject to booking). Levée de Limbourg, 13 4837 Baelen +32(0)495 99 04 15 www.lacanardiere.be

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The Schils family ice cream parlour offers ice cream in a variety of flavours and are 100% homemade using the wholesome milk from their farm. You can taste them in cones, cakes or take them away with you; the ice creams of this artisan are available in a wide range of classic or more original flavours. An address to discover less than 2 km from the centre of Limbourg awaits you.

This artisan chocolate maker is established on the heights of Verviers. Christophe Saive invites you to discover his selection of chocolate flavours, from the most classic to the more surprising. At the back of the shop, you’ll glimpse the master chocolatier in his workshop. In addition to the selection of chocolates, you’ll also be tempted by his marzipan cakes, fruit jellies and other nougats.

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Ideally situated in a rural and urban region with a significant textile heritage, the Vesdre region offers regional produce from confirmed artisans! From the famous rice tart via the duck pâté, chocolate, ice cream, beers or Verviers cake, visitors will keep on discovering specialities as amazing as the surrounding landscapes! Make sure to visit the “Maison du Tourisme” in Verviers which offers a “Saveurs spéciales en Pays de Vesdre” (special flavours in the Vesdre region) basket of produce tasted during encounters with producers on stopovers or in the boroughs of this itinerary.

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• Rice tart and macaroons from Verviers • Kiki de Limbourg (beverage made with rum, brandy, distilled alcohol and sweet muscat) • Terrine verviétoise (pâté made from cheeks, pork liver, cognac, white wine and truffle oil) • Lev’gos (regional pudding made from pig’s offal, rinds, onions and spices) • Chocolates from Jean-Philippe Darcis and Christophe Saive

•T  he Wool and Fashion Tourist Centre www.aqualaine.be •G  ileppe Lake – www.gileppe.com •S  aint-Georges Square and the Limbourg Ramparts – www.limbourg-tourisme.com

The Boulangerie Pâtisserie George, a bakery and cake shop, is a real institution in Verviers. It specializes in the making of rice tarts, made in the same manner for four generations. You can also taste the orange tart, cinnamon waffles, vanilla wafers, muffins, coconut rock cakes, Viennese pastries, selection of breads… Rue des Minières, 53-55 4800 Verviers +32(0)87 22 33 01

5. CHOCOLATERIE DARCIS The Darcis chocolate factory is home to a shop, tasting room, production workshops, Pastry Academy as well as a Chocolate Museum. Our audio guides allow self-guided visits at this ambassador of Belgian chocolate, which will finish with the workshops where you’ll observe the artisans at work. The making of chocolate will no longer hold any secrets for you! Rue de la Station, 7 4800 Verviers +32(0)87 71 72 72 www.darcis.com/chocolaterie

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Laura Sgarito who had a passion about chocolate, decided to open her own shop in November 2014 in Trooz. She produces around forty varieties of chocolate pralines of various and surprising flavours. Laura also offers in her shop sweet dainties such as chocolate spreads, macaroons, truffles, orangettes (candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate), mendiants and other regional produce. Grand’Rue, 124 4870 Trooz +32(0)4 380 23 18 www.laurasgarito.be

2. BRASSERIE DE L’ELFIQUE André Grolet established his brewery in the former family farm situated in a little village in the Amblève Valley, a place where numerous legends have popularised the presence of elves. It’s only natural that “Elfique” beer (amber or stout) is produced here with a mysterious taste on top of that! Sur la Heid, 23 4920 Aywaille +32(0)4 263 07 17 www.elfique.be

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At the entrance to the Ardennes region, this itinerary leads you to a rural verdant region, the essence of serenity. To add to its charm, three rivers flow through it: the Ourthe, Vesdre and Amblève. It is a region that is conducive to relaxation and recreation thanks to the many and varied tourist attractions, and sporting activities including horse riding, hiking, or cycling. As for gourmet delights, the region is full of them! Especially numerous craft beers, duck specialities, chocolates, varieties of mushrooms grown and prepared in an abbey, goat’s cheeses and many other produce available in several regional shops throughout the territory.

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•L  i Blanc Coucou dès Prés organic cheese from the Fromagerie Bio Counasse in Stoumont • Mushrooms with vinegar from the Abbaye de Brialmont in Tilff • Beers from the breweries, Ourthine in Sprimont, and Gleize in Stoumont • Septem Triones’ organic wines in Chaudfontaine • Galler’s chocolates in Vaux-sousChèvremont

•C  omblain Caves www.grottedecomblain.be •F  ortified Castle of Logne – Domaine de Palogne – www.palogne.be •T  he Monde Sauvage, Safari Park in Aywaille – www.mondesauvage.be

3. LA PETITE GATTE Yanicke recently opened this local grocer’s shop and offers a wide range of produce from only nearby farmers who she knows personally, such as seasonal fruit and vegetables, dairy produce, meat, charcuterie, jams, confectionery, but also local beers and alcohols. A convivial meeting place in the heart of the village. Rue de la Reffe, 20 A 4920 Sougné-Remouchamps +32(0)496 72 59 22 www.lapetitegatte.be

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Maison du Tourisme Ourthe-Vesdre-Amblève Rue de Louveigné, 3 4920 Remouchamps +32(0)4 384 35 44 www.ovatourisme.be

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This farm shop offers diverse products from the Mulard duck (a cross between the Peking duck and the Barbary duck) that have been processed by Myriam and Marc in their workshops. On the menu: rillettes, pâtés, fillets of duck breasts, duck breast prosciutto, preserved legs of ducks, preserved thinly-sliced breast of duck with lentils… Group tours will be possible from autumn 2017. Rue de la Ferme, 4 4140 Sprimont +32(0)498 40 45 81 www.aucanardgourmand.be

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In this organic food shop, the produce is mainly of regional or Belgian origin; you’ll find a variety of specialities, but also organic healthcare and cleaning products, gluten- and lactose-free products, seeds and even books… Quality and authenticity are the keywords to describe this business. Route de la Vicomté, 2 4190 Ferrières +32(0)496 33 60 00 www.auxdelicesduterroir.net

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Immerse yourself in the tasty universe of fruit processing for which the Herve region is renowned. Here, you’ll discover the making of “the black gold of the Herve region”, the artisanal syrup of Aubel. On the programme: a tour of the facilities, information on how they are produced, a short film and, of course, a tasting.

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This itinerary for individuals on Saturdays only, leads you to discover the stunning Herve region and the different local producers which have made it renowned. You’ll discover passionate artisans as well as a natural area boasting bocages, meadows, typical villages and remote farms… Be sure to begin your tour by stopping off at the Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Herve to visit its “Espace des Saveurs”, to discover the regional produce and unexpected heritage. The Herve region – enjoy it to the fullest.

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•A  nthony Meneghin’s homemade marshmallows in Saive • Didier Smeets’ chocolates and pastries in Berneau • Moulin du Val-Dieu Poultry in Aubel • Demaret chocolate desserts and sweets in Manaihant (Battice) • Meat from the butchers’ shops at the Ferme des Béolles in Thimister-Clermont and the Waide Farm in Blegny

• Blegny-Mine – www.blegnymine.be •O  lne, Soiron and Clermont-sur-Berwinne, three of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia” – www.beauxvillages.be •P  anorama Tower of the Three Borders www.trois-frontieres.be

3. FROMAGERIE DU VIEUX MOULIN

Maison du Tourisme du Pays de Herve Place de la Gare, 1 4650 Herve +32(0)87 69 31 70 www.paysdeherve.be

4. BRASSERIE DU GRAIN D’ORGE

5. FERME DE GÉRARD SART

The Herve cheese is the only Belgian cheese designated P.A.O. (Protected Appellation of Origin). Be sure to meet the only producer of this cheese left in Belgium, which is made from fresh, unpasteurised milk! A guided tour of the workshops, a short film, exhibit of old material, tastings and homemade produce are available.

The tour of this family brewery and its facilities lasts 45 minutes, and in that time, you’ll learn about the techniques involved in the making of beers such as Aubel Double, Brice, Joup or Canaille. You cannot leave the place without tasting two beers like a real connoisseur, which take place in a warm and convivial setting.

Sur la Commune, 14 4651 Battice +32(0)87 67 42 86 www.fromagerie-du-vieux-moulin.be

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This chocolate factory was established in 1974 in a former farm that was built where Charlemagne is supposed to be born. Truffles, mousseline, orangettes, chocolate pralines, or even chocolate bars are made in these workshops much to the pleasure of chocolate lovers who’ll be able to avail of these delights at the Li botike di Lidje shop, located in Féronstrée 143 in Liège. Place Jacques Brel, 8 4040 Herstal +32(0)4 264 66 44 www.charlemagne.be

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The Liège region is a land full of flavours. It can count on numerous producers and artisans to make mouth-watering gourmet products. The itinerary that the Tourist Office offers you only illustrates a small part of this wealth. It takes you on a discovery of the region’s flagship products including Liège syrup, “chiques” (sweets), the Liège waffle, pèkèts and chocolates. All this in a spirit of conviviality for which the region is renowned. Find many other producers mentioned in the food directory which you can consult on the Tourist Office’s website. Don’t forget to allow a little time for a cultural visit because Liège and the surrounding area is teeming with riches when it comes to museums, architectural heritage, historic and memorial sites.

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•T  he Liège waffle • Café liégeois (a cold dessert made from coffee and fresh cream) • Pèkèt (juniper) • Boulets de Liège (meatballs accompanied with a sweet and sour sauce, also called rabbit sauce) • Bouquette (a leavened pancake often embellished with raisins)

•B  overie Museum and Park in Liège www.laboverie.com •L  oncin Fort – www.fortdeloncin.be •F  lémalle Préhistomuseum www.prehisto.museum

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5. SIROPERIE DELVAUX

In operation for more than 180 years, the distillery offers different varieties of artisanal Pèkèt (Walloon word meaning juniper and a very popular local beverage), from its natural traditional taste to diverse selections of more fruity flavours. The distillery is a real institution that’s not to be missed! Rue Félix Bernard, 86 4420 Montegnée +32(0)4 263 45 87 www.esperance-commerciale.be

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Laurence offers traditionally-made confectionary that are rich in taste. They will delight foodies who are nostalgic for the sweet tastes of childhood. She produces regional specialities, but also original creations including chocolate pralines made with marc brandy from a vineyard in Huy (la Terre) or with beer (le Caillou). Every three months, she presents a new collection straight out of her imagination.

3. L’ARTISAN DU CAFÉ

A veritable cabinet of culinary curiosities, this museum of gastronomy tells us all about the artistic, folkloric, ethnographic, archaeological, historical aspects of food and gastronomy thanks to some 1,200 authentic, rare or curious objects, furniture and paintings from the Antiquity to today. Chaussée Freddy Terwagne, 132 A 4480 Engis +32(0)85 31 42 86 www.gastronomica.be

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Albert Smets is a coffee artisan, roaster and coffee merchant. To offer you the best coffee, he selects the best sources, productions and beans, and makes his own blends. The gourmet shop is a real Ali Baba’s Cave and adds extra charm to the place. Grand Route, 132 4537 Verlaine +32(0)4 286 23 39 www.artisanducafe.be

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•L  ocal wines from Huy • The Belgian Owl Whisky • Traditional mustards, tapenades or sweet pickles of Huccorgne • Saucisson à la Saint-Mengold (dried sausage made with Saint-Mengold beer) created by the artisan butcher, Geminne in Huy • Amay macaroons

• Jehay Castle www.chateaujehay.be • Modave Castle www.modave-castle.be • The  Masters of Fire in Ampsin www.lesmaitresdufeu-siteofficiel.be

Maison du Tourisme Meuse-Condroz-Hesbaye Quai de Namur, 1 4500 Huy +32(0)85 21 29 15 www.pays-de-huy.be

4. THE OWL DISTELLERY

5. SAFRAN DE COTCHIA

This distillery produces The Belgian Owl. Deemed the best whisky in Europe, this Single Malt Whisky is made from fair trade barley and grown exclusively in the Hesbaye region. Etienne Bouillon, master distiller, and his team offers a guided tour from where the barley is grown to tastings. Hameau de Goreux, 7 4347 Fexhe-le-Haut-Clocher +32(0)4 247 38 14 www.belgianwhisky.com

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Éric and Sabine abandoned traditional tillage and livestock farming to start in 2009 the first professional saffron plantation in Belgium, which today has more than 120,000 bulbs. The saffron produced is handpicked with respect for nature. Many products derived from saffron are made in the workshops. Originality and harmony of tastes await you! Rue de la Waloppe, 26 4219 Wasseiges +32(0)496 54 54 41 www.safrandecotchia.com

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A Weekend in Wallonia www.walloniebienvenue.be

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Collinaria – Gastronomic Festival of the Pays des Collines www.collinaria.be

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C’est bon, c’est wallon www.cbon-cwallon.be Chefs’ Rally in Walloon Brabant rallyedeschefs.070.be

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Bicycle Tour with Tastings www.bovelodessaveurs.be

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Maitrank Festival www.confreriedumaitrank.be

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Summer Beer Lovers’Festival summerbeerloversfestival.be

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Wallonia’s Breweries and Vineyards Discovery Weekend www.apaqw.be

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Beers and Savours www.bieres-et-saveurs.be

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In 2017, from June to October, five convivial themed meals will be concocted by the chefs of Generation W in quirky places in Wallonia. Local produce will be showcased here. Unmissable occasions for gourmets! For more info: www.lawalloniegourmande.be

June > July

Crayfish & River Produce Festival www.durbuyinfo.be

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Gourmet Tour Bütgenbach www.butgenbach.info

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Picnic Outings in the Province of Namur www.paysdesvallees.be

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RAVeL BBQ in the Provinces of Liège and Namur www.ravelbbq.be

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Oh the taste! www.oh-le-gout.be

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Rachecourt Apple Festival rachecourt.be Accueil Champêtre en Wallonie Gourmande www.accueilchampetre.be Festibière www.festibiere.be Brussels Beer Challenge www.brusselsbeerchallenge.com

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Trips and Activities to Truly Enjoy in Wallonia! Extend your discovery of our gourmet territory by staying a few days in Wallonia. Whether that be in a hotel, rural accommodation, holiday village, youth hostel or campsite, there are many different choices of accommodation. Accueil Champêtre en Wallonie Staying in the gîtes (holiday homes) and bed and breakfasts at the farm (chambres d’hôtes à la ferme) of the Accueil Champêtre en Wallonie network allows you to discover the authenticity of rural Wallonia and its excellent regional produce. Stop off at a shop or a butcher’s shop at a farm; book a table at a farm restaurant and enjoy original leisure activities in the countryside www.accueilchampetre.be Gîtes and Bed & Breakfasts in Wallonia Combine the pleasure of staying in bed and breakfasts with the joys of culinary discoveries. Partake in the “Marmiton and Polochon” culinary workshops in the company of your hosts and prepare your evening meal with local regional flavours. www.gitesdewallonie.be - www.marmitonetpolochon.be Logis de Belgique The hoteliers-restaurateurs with the “Logis de Belgique” label have developed the “Relaxologis» for you, a concept combining moments of pleasure, relaxation and discoveries. These establishments gladly explore the cuisine of the Walloon region in all its aspects. Sometimes they follow traditional recipes, sometimes they give free rein to their know-how bursting with imagination. www.logis.be The Federation of Campsites of Wallonia Wallonia has 110 campsites that will be able to seduce you. Get the Pass WallonieArdenne + and take advantage of the discounts for campsites; gîtes; bed and breakfasts; museums and tourist attractions; restaurants; regional shops and tours of producers’ facilities. Ask for this advantageous card that’s valid all year round. www.campingbelgium.be 67

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Youth Hostels The seven Walloon youth hostels have adopted a sustainable approach. The meals served here have progressively changed from using organic food to using more regional produce, fair trade or seasonal, by buying locally or directly from producers. www.lesaubergesdejeunesse.be Holiday Villages The shops in the holiday villages offer regional produce including local beers, regional liqueurs and dairy produce. Be sure to get your supplies in one of them during your stay. www.vilvac.be 365.be - Museums and Societies in Wallonia Many museums and tourist attractions in Wallonia are perfectly in keeping with the “A taste of the Good Life” initiative. Be sure to visit the thematic museums, abbeys, breweries, ostrich farms, chocolate factories, mustard factories, distillery… The cafeterias, brasseries, restaurants and shops in these leisure and cultural sites generally offer meals, drinks, pastries and other local regional produce www.365.be www.museozoom.be The Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia Take the time to visit some of the 30 villages labelled “The Most Beautiful villages in Wallonia”. Charming villages and picturesque landscapes that reflect an image of rural Wallonia worth preserving. Obtain the tourism brochure created in conjunction with the APAQ-W, which mentions all the regional producers and shops in or near these villages. You can also taste one of the five beers created in the effigy of five villages. www.beauxvillages.be The Access-i Label for People with Reduced Mobility Access-i qualifies the level of accessibility of a building, a site or an event based on the needs of people with different types of reduced mobility. Access-i ensures the inclusion of specific-needs tourists in their gourmet discoveries and when using the different services that are offered to them (museums, hotels, restaurants, cafes, attractions, accommodation…). You can find all the places that have obtained this label on the association’s website.

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A Taste of the Good Life is Also Online! For information concerning “A Taste of the Good Life”, the itineraries, holiday ideas and for downloading the calendar of events, updated all year round, visit our website:

www.atasteofthegoodlife.co.uk — wwww.walloniatastethedifference.com

Produced by Wallonie Belgique Tourisme (WBT) asbl Responsible Editor: M. Vankeerberghen, Managing Director of WBT, Av. Comte de Smet de Nayer, 14 - 5000 Namur Coordination: F. Mazy, A. Robert, S. Delcourt. Cover photo: Brasserie Waterloo © WBT - Denis Erroyaux Design and prepress: Lielens • Printed in April 2017 • All the information in this brochure has been put together with the utmost care and is published for information purposes only. This brochure is not in any case contractual and the editor cannot be held responsible. Disclaimer for the itinerary recommendations: we decline all responsibility regarding opening times and the reception arrangements of the different producers mentioned in this brochure. Wallonie Belgique Tourisme asbl cannot be held responsible for any involuntary errors, omissions or subsequent alterations.

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