Tourisme et activités sportives ou culturelles à proximité de Houyet

Activities and Tourism in Houyet

A multitude of activities combining nature, culture and heritage

Enjoy nature and tranquility by hiking, cycling, fishing, or kayaking. Finnevaux is also close to the castle of Vêves, a gem of local heritage.

Whatever your preference, whether it’s nature exploration, peaceful fishing, or a bike ride, Houyet offers a range of activities to satisfy all tastes.

The cottage is quite secluded, but you can find local products at the weekly market in Givet (about 12 km away) held every Friday with 60 exhibitors.

For dining, you have a choice of several establishments, such as Auberge de la Lesse, Le Tank, or La Flobette, which offer regional specialties and home-cooked cuisine.

Tourist activities in Famenne Ardenne and France © Visit Wallonia/WBT Olivier Polet

Diverse Activities Near Houyet

For nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Houyet is filled with exciting opportunities. You can embark on an impromptu hike on the Potale Saint-Jean trail, where breathtaking panoramic views await at every turn. If you prefer the waters, a kayak descent on the Lesse allows you to explore the river in a captivating way.

For those who prefer tranquility, the fishing territories in Houyet offer a haven of peace for enthusiasts. River or sea cruises departing from Givet also allow you to discover the beauty of the surrounding waterways.

More ideas and information on activities nearby

Activities, sightseeing and tourism in Famenne Ardenne © Visit Wallonia/WBT Maxime du Bus

Cycling and Facilities for Bike Stays

From our holiday home, you can easily access the RAVeL Houyet-Rochefort-Jemelle, a 32 km cycling path along the Lesse Valley, featuring tunnels, bridges, and viaducts. You can explore sites such as the Ciergnon Castle, the nature reserve Bois de Wiaumont, and the Bayard rock.

If you prefer to venture off the beaten path, explore the forests and picturesque villages in the surroundings via marked routes. Visit the charming village of Celles, ranked among the most beautiful in Wallonia, or the magnificent Vêves Castle, a medieval jewel.

For a shorter but equally fascinating bike ride, opt for the 13 km cycling circuit around Houyet (Celles), passing through hamlets and offering stunning views of the Vêves Castle perched on a rocky spur.

More ideas and information for your bike stays

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Spacious living room of 100m²

Spacious, comfortable living room with open fireplace

Calm & Tranquility

Secluded gîte in a private estate 1.2 km from the main road

Reconnecting with nature

With a panoramic view over a magnificent unspoilt forest

What our customers say


We had a fantastic weekend with 10 girlfriends at the Gîte de Brohimont. The house and the view were fantastic. We enjoyed it!

Amir (via Airbnb)

We verbleven een week op Thierry's plek met 6 volwassenen en drie kinderen (5, 3 en 1 jaar oud) en hadden de best mogelijke wintervakantie. De plek is perfect, te beginnen met de locatie, omgeven door bos met een prachtig uitzicht, een ruime open keuken en woonkamer met een open haard en grote eettafel, en een apart gedeelte van het huis verdeeld met een deur is het slaapgedeelte met 5 slaapkamers, elk met een eigen douche en toilet. En een speelkamer op de tweede verdieping. Het huis is goed uitgerust en elegant ingericht en had alles wat we maar konden bedenken, van speciaal servies en stoelen voor de kinderen tot potten en pannen van elke maat, en alle mogelijke kookbenodigdheden die we nodig hadden. En het beste deel is de omgeving, als we de deur uit stapten, waren we in een prachtig bos, en de heuvels, en we konden lange wandelingen maken in het gebied zonder iemand tegen te komen behalve de vogels en het geluid van de wind in de bomen. Zelfs midden in de winter was het prachtig. Perfect! We komen binnenkort terug.

Anne & Bart

We came as a group of eight, equipped with our bikes, during the first weekend of November. We can only congratulate and thank the hosts, so welcoming, available, and charming! A wonderful place: the silence, the birdsong, the atmosphere, and the scenery of this rare place where you can see so far, where you breathe deeply under the starry sky. The comfort of the rooms, not to mention the multipurpose hall. Best of luck to both of you who are carrying on the family legacy and have so kindly welcomed us into your home, with such simplicity. We loved it

Pascal & Marc

Assured continuation of a touching family history. An incredible place where life is good, with deafening silence! Much happiness with your children and grandchildren.

Adam (via Airbnb)

We arrived only after sunset and although house is amazingly renovated with an excellent taste, the most important thing we saw was in next the morning. View from huge windows from living room is inimitable and very calming. House is located in vast private forest so your kids or pets can enjoy it freely. Inside you will find everything you want, with superbly equipped kitchen if you like to cook like I do, a lot of space to rest and private rooms (+ extra helpful stuff for kids like changing table, books in 3 different languages, toys etc). Last but not least, or maybe an icing on the cake, Host Thierry is very helpful, welcoming and talkative person. I am 100% sure we will go back to this place sooner or later. I am extremely happy I've trusted my gut feelings and will recommend this place to friends.

Thierry & Françoise

Three days of abundant sunshine to fully enjoy this enchanting place, in the heart of such a beautiful region! A big thank you for the welcoming and warm hospitality, and thanks for the great advice on local gastronomy!

Laurence & Yves

Breathtaking view, a simple and warm welcome, we are delighted and ready to come back!