Did you say Belgian Heroes?
In this booklet, we are honoring a number of our "heroes" for their act of resistance during one of the two world wars.
The province of Namur at the heart of the Great War
Province de Namur
As at Liège, Namur had been fortified between 1888 and 1892 with the construction of a ring of nine forts around the town to defend the Sambre and Meuse Rivers. The strategic importance of controlling the access to the valleys of the Sambre and the Meuse rivers offer a natural explanation for the strong presence of military operations in the region.
Memorial Tourism in the Province of Liège
Pronvince de Liège
Twice in a quarter of a century the Liège region had the tragic misfortune of being on the front line of major clashes that involved Belgium. Constructed at the end of the 19th century, the "Fortified Position of Liege" had to sustain the assault of August 1914 and then, strengthened and rearmed, the attack of May 1940. No fewer than eleven fortresses can still be visited.
Mons - Battlefield Guide
On 23rd August 1914, Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered General Von Kluck’s 1st Army to attack General French’s B.E.F. For 48 hours the 70,000-strong British Expeditionary Force held the line, outnumbered more than two to one by the advancing Germans, but the following day they were forced to retreat. The BEF fought well, and inflicted heavier casualties on their opponents, but the outcome was inevitable: a tactical victory, but a strategic defeat. Some of the fiercest fighting took place at the Nimy railway bridge across the canal, where the first Victoria Crosses were awarded to two British machine-gunners who covered the retreat until they were too badly wounded to continue
Wallonia, your Golf Destination
WBT - V. COENEGRACHTS
There are about 40 golf courses in Wallonia which welcome fans of the little white ball. The courses vary in type, with some designed by legends like Simpson.
The fairways cross the Walloon landscape through woodlands and by lakesides. They offer challenges along the way, to both experienced players and beginners.
For weekends or during the week, for a relaxing day or a business trip, there are packages that will satisfy all your golfing needs.
Whether you’re staying in a city centre hotel, a guest house or a family holiday home in the countryside, there’s always a golf course to explore nearby.
In Wallonia, expect the unexpected! It’s only a swing away!
Tourist Attractions and Museums Guide
This brochure features Wallonia’s top attractions and museums with all the practical information you need to make your trip a success.
Did you say Famous Belgians?
When a Belgian arrives in the UK for the first time, he or she does not necessarily expect the usual reaction of the British when they realise they are dealing with a Belgian:
“You’re Belgian? Really?... Ha! Can you name more than five famous Belgians?.” When we then start enthusiastically listing some of our favourite national icons, we are again surprised by the disbelieving looks on the faces of our new British friends.... and we usually end up being invited to the next pub quiz with their friends and relatives :-)
Revealed: Wallonia boast some of the finest food in Europe..
WBT - Denis Erroyaux
In this magazine, we introduce you to a few Walloons who helped shape Belgium of today, as well as some of its artists. We also highlight the diversity of its unique gastronomy, wine, cheeses and... beers or course.
Wallonia Wine And Spirits Route
Belgians are great lovers of wines and spirits which they like to associate with the culinary arts and also with cultural and social exchanges.
Wallonia Beer Route
Belgium is a land with a brewing tradition. This is historically ingrained in the culture for several centuries and is an integral part of the way of life in our regions. Its reputation goes beyond our borders. Beer culture is now listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Cycling in East Belgium
WBT - TAE | D. Ketz | P. Pauquay
Cycling in the ‘Haute Fagnes’, Belgium's Wild Place.
There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in Belgium. This high plateau above Spa, some of which is protected as a nature reserve, extends eastwards beyond the German border, and includes the vast forest of Hertogenwald.
850 km of cycle paths, 17 themed itineraries and a former railway line converted into a cycle path crossing 3 countries thought fascinating countryside.
The choice is yours.
Wallonia By Bike
If you’re planning a cycle trip to Belgium, Wallonia By Bike contains 45 possible tours, along with suggestions for themed circuits, regional and international long-distance routes, intersection-point networks, routes for the more athletic cyclists and a useful calendar of events with practical information.
28 Food-loving Tours
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.