Tourism & Activities near our guesthouse in Houyet

Tourism & Activities Nearby

Welcome to Finnevaux, a paradise for nature lovers

If you’re looking for an ideal destination to unwind, marvel, and have fun, look no further than Finnevaux, a charming municipality located in the Houyet Famenne-Ardenne region, in Wallonia.

Our rural cottage offers you an exceptional setting, in the heart of the Walloon countryside, in the Lesse Valley, close to the Ardennes and the French border. You can enjoy a green landscape, dotted with forests, meadows, rivers, and rocks.

The village is an ideal starting point to discover the cultural and natural treasures of the Namur province or the Belgian and French Ardennes. You can visit historical sites such as the Vêves Castle, the Chevetogne Domain, or the Lavaux Sainte-Anne Castle. You can engage in sports activities such as kayaking, hiking, cycling, or climbing. You can savor local products such as cheese, beer, or honey.

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Tourism & nearby activities in the Namur and Ardennes region © Visit Wallonia/WBT Pierre Pauquay

Enjoy the tranquility of the countryside during a peaceful stay at the doorstep of the Belgian and French Ardennes

Local Gastronomy and Regional Products

If you’re looking for a place to dine upon arriving at the cottage, we warmly recommend the ABCD restaurant in Beauraing, a true favorite for French bistronomy enthusiasts like us !

Restaurants in the Houyet area CC Louis Hansel – Unsplash

Restaurants in the Houyet Area

Several restaurants welcome you within 5 minutes of our cottage, such as Auberge de la Lesse, offering various typical dishes from the region, La Clochette and Le Fenil, with more refined and creative dishes, Saint-Hadelin and its market cuisine, or Val Joli, a restaurant that will offer you French and regional cuisine.

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Local products from the Houyet region CC Thomas Gamstaetter – Unsplash

Local Products in the Houyet Area

Visit local farms, grocery stores, and markets and savor high-quality local products. You can taste local cheese, honey, beer, flowers, vegetables, fruits, biscuits, and chocolate sourced from local agriculture.

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The ABCD restaurant in Houyet CC Jeswin Thomas – Unsplash

Our favorite : restaurant ABCD

Chef Borg Da Silva offers you creative, flavorful, and seasonal cuisine in a warm and modern setting. You can savor refined dishes accompanied by quality wines.

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Local products from beauraing CC Jasmijn Hofstra – Unsplash

Local Products in Beauraing

Area Located just next to Finnevaux, Beauraing is a gourmet town where you can taste high-quality local products from local agriculture. Discover Beauraing cheese, Focant honey, La Caracole beer, or chocolate from Chocolaterie Defroidmont.

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Local products from Givet CC Alexander Maasch – Unsplash

Local Products in the Givet Area (France)

Givet is a gourmet city that will introduce you to the diversity and quality of local products. You can savor the Givetois cheese, aged in natural caves, the honey from Miellerie des Trois Vallées, harvested from local hives, or the beer from Brasserie des Fagnes, brewed with natural ingredients from the region.

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Cultural Visits

Explore our suggestions to enhance your stay in our cottage. Look for the bicycle symbol if you are a cyclist !

Heritage & picturesque villages around the gîte © Visit Wallonia/WBT Denis Closon

Heritage & Picturesque Villages around the Cottage 🚲

Houyet is a municipality rich in local heritage that invites you to explore its history, culture, and nature. Discover monuments such as the Saint-Roch Chapel, the Tomb of the Wolf, or the Vêves Castle. Enjoy sports, cultural, and gastronomic activities in a green and authentic setting.

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The saxophones of Dinant © VisitWallonia/WBT Henning Angerer

The House of Mr. Sax

Did you know that Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born in Dinant? This museum traces the history and evolution of this instrument, as well as the life and work of its creator. Explore permanent and temporary exhibitions, musical performances, educational workshops, and guided tours.

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The sanctuary of Beauraing is a place of pilgrimage dedicated to Our Lady of the Golden Heart Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sanctuary of Beauraing

This pilgrimage site is dedicated to Our Lady with the Golden Heart, who appeared to five children in 1932-1933. You can visit the minor basilica, the museum, the garden of the apparitions, and the votive chapel. You can also participate in masses, lectures, retreats, and religious celebrations.

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Discover the Chevetogne domain and its many varied activities Thank you to the Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne for this photo

Domain of Chevetogne

An amusement park for the whole family that offers playgrounds, gardens, several pools, museums, an educational farm, a small train, boats, and canoes… Plenty to create a wonderful day with family or friends.

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Visit the French town of Givet Havang(nl), CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Art and Culture in the City of Givet (France) 🚲

Givet is a beautiful French city about ten kilometers from our cottage. You can discover the Pierre Tassin Cultural Center, Saint-Hilaire Church, or Charlemont Castle. You can also enjoy its events, markets, restaurants, and green spaces.

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Annevoie and its gardens are listed Belgian and Walloon cultural heritage sites. © Visit Wallonia/WBT JP Remy

Annevoie Gardens 🚲

Annevoie and its gardens are classified sites of Belgian and Walloon cultural heritage. You can admire water features animated by nature, without machinery, in styled gardens. You can also visit the Annevoie Estate, a remarkable historical and architectural ensemble.

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Enjoy the elegance of the castle and the beauty of the Freyr Gardens Thank you to Feyr Castle for this photo

Castle and Gardens of Freyr

This classified and elegant site is located on the banks of the Meuse River, between Dinant and Givet. You can admire a Renaissance, Rococo, and cosmopolitan decor that testifies to a significant residence. You can also enjoy water features, flowerbeds, fountains, and orange trees in the French gardens.

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Discover the town of Dinant and its historical and tourist site © Visit Wallonia/WBT Arnaud Siquet

Citadel of Dinant

Explore the city of Dinant and its historical and tourist site, perched on a rock overlooking the Meuse River. You can access the Citadel by cable car or via a staircase of 408 steps. You can visit the museum, reconstructions, and underground passages. You can also enjoy cruises on the Meuse.

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Come and listen to the bellowing of the stag in the Ardennes © Visit Wallonia/WBT Benjamin de Rothstein

Red Deer Rutting in the Ardennes

Come and listen to the red deer rutting in the Ardennes. The impressive call of the king of the forest is sometimes even audible from the cottage! Various activities are possible to witness this unique natural spectacle. It is sometimes possible to participate in various forest walks with a guide.

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Visit the castle, its 3 museums, its deer park and its gardens Thanks to Château Lavaux-Sainte-Anne for this photo

Lavaux Sainte-Anne Castle

Visit the castle, its 3 museums, the deer park, and the gardens, and enjoy occasional events organized throughout the year. If you come with family, children are dressed as knights and princesses!

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Europe's only space theme park! Thanks to the Eurospace Center for this photo

Eurospace Center

The only space-themed amusement park in Europe! You can experience astronaut training, test simulators, visit a Martian village, attend a space show, and explore the planetarium.

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The Han caves and their animal park Thanks to the Team of Han for this photo

Domain of the Caves of Han (Animal Park & Caves)

This exceptional natural site is awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. You can explore one of the most beautiful caves in Europe, with geological treasures and water features. You can also discover the animal park, featuring numerous species from our regions, set amidst greenery.

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Sports Activities

For the more active guests, our cottage is just minutes away from a variety of sports activities

The Royal Golf Club of the Château Royal d'Ardenne is a historic and natural site Thanks to Golf RGCCRA for this photo

Golf Course

The Royal Golf Club of the Royal Castle of the Ardennes is a historical and natural site located in the Royal Domain of Houyet. You can play golf on an 18-hole course surrounded by centuries-old trees and monuments.

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Hire mountain bikes, electric bikes or accessories © Visit Wallonia/WBT Henning Angerer

Bike Rental

Rent mountain bikes, electric bikes, or accessories from Ardenne Vélos (in Houyet) or Scarcez Event (in Beauraing), which also offer circuits and repair services.”

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Dave City Ranch offers woodland hikes © Visit Wallonia/WBT Julien Libert

Horseback Riding

Winter or summer, Ranch de Dave City offers you beautiful landscapes, rides through the woods, crossings of the Lesse River, all on horseback.

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Dinant Evasion offers you the chance to kayak down the Lesse river © Dinant Evasion – Photograph: Xavier Ethuin

Kayaking on the Lesse

Dinant Evasion offers you the opportunity to descend the Lesse River by kayak. You can choose between three routes of 9, 12, or 21 km, with varied landscapes and dams to navigate.

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Rivéa is an aquatic centre with several indoor and outdoor pools Thank you to Centre aqualudique Rivéa for this photo

Aquatic Center

Rivéa is an aquatic center that offers multiple indoor and outdoor pools, various thrilling slides, as well as wading pools and waterfalls. You can also dive into a 15-meter-deep pit equipped with a glass tunnel !

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Enjoy 3 communal fishing areas © Visit Wallonia/WBT Jean-Paul Remy

River Fishing

Enjoy 3 communal fishing zones: the ‘Cul de l’Hileau’ in Houyet, the ‘Grands Prés’ in Gendron-gare, and ‘La Besace’ in Wanlin.

Please note, the fishing permit from the Walloon Region is mandatory!

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You can try your hand at fishing on a calm and peaceful lake. CC Paulo Pescada – Unsplash

Fishing Introduction

The Fishing Spot Du Vieux Chêne offers you the opportunity to rent equipment, with the option to purchase trout by reservation (2 days in advance). This allows you to experience the joys of fishing on a calm and peaceful lake.

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News in Famenne-Ardenne

Outdoor pool now available

3 July 2024

We offer an unheated outdoor pool, fenced with code lock for rental from August 2024. Specific opening hours by arrangement with the owner. 4 sun loungers available.…

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Concerts under the trees

9 May 2024

On July 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2024, you can enjoy three exceptional days in Finnevaux, in the very village of our rural cottage, which will take you…

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80th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge

16 April 2024

🛡️🚗 Join us for a unique experience during the commemorations of the Battle of the Bulge starting from December 18, 2024! This year marks a special anniversary…

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Deer roaring from the Gîte de Brohimont, a good plan.

10 April 2024

🦌🌳 Are you dreaming of hearing the deer rut from our holiday home? We completely understand your desire! However, since it will be up to the deer…

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Partnership with Royal Golf Club du Château Royal d’Ardenne

14 March 2024

Reserved for our guests As a tenant of the Gîte, you benefit from a 10% discount on green fees. The 10% discount is only valid if the…

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A charging point for electric vehicles is now available

23 February 2024

For our guests only No more worries about autonomy. No more searching for a charging point. No more stress. Travel with peace of mind by spending a…

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Experience a hot air balloon adventure departing from the cottage

11 February 2024

Our partner, Pearl Balloon, has been offering the opportunity to fulfill your dreams since 1995: Soar through the skies in a hot air balloon. Together, we invite…

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A Sauna and a Jacuzzi at the Cottage? It’s now possible.

12 January 2024

De pierre et feu srl” offers to come and install (*) your Sauna and Jacuzzi in a dedicated area next to the Brohimont Cottage. You just have…

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Festival du Rire de Rochefort

13 December 2023

About twenty kilometers from our rural cottage, the actors and artists of the “Rochefort Laughter Festival” are waiting for you from April 24 to May 11, 2024.…

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Christmas market in Ciney

Visit the Christmas market in Ciney

15 November 2023

About twenty kilometers from our rural cottage, ‘Les Féeries du Parc’ awaits you in Parc Saint-Roch in Ciney from December 11 to 18, 2023. The Christmas market…

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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

Evelien

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!