They form Belgian’s “green lung”.
You often hear the term “Ardennes” for the whole of Wallonia, especially when Wallonia’s natural heritage or ecological capital is mentioned. Its woods, forests, nature reserves and rivers form privileged locations for those who love ecology, natural, fauna and flora. It is really astounding that nature is so dense on such a small surface and that there is such a great variety of “sports & nature” activities.
If you like peace and quiet, if you want to forget all about your daily stress or if you long for sports, then you should definitely come to the Ardennes! They are easily accessible, you’ll get a warm-hearted welcome and it’s not expensive. You’ll be able to come several times a year
“…the smallest city in the world”. It is almost impossible that you never heard about it before…
One City, 12 old counties
In 1977, Belgium was completely restructured territorially to merge its large number of districts. Durbuy has since been made of 12 former districts.
|Although Durbuy is the smallest city in the world, it has so very much to offer its visitors: walks, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, kayaking, rock-climbing, caving, museums,…
And yet the 41 villages and hamlets that make up the district have managed to preserve their traditions. That is why you will love to come here…Photo gallery Durbuy
|Durbuy has been selected as one of the ten European tourist destinations of excellence 2007-2008: Aim of this pilot project from the European Commission: to draw attention to the value, diversity and shared characteristics of European tourist destinations, and to promote destinations where the economic growth objective is pursued in such a way as to ensure the social, cultural and environmental sustainability of tourism. The 2007-2008 theme is rural tourism and Durbuy develops its natural and cultural heritage. Welcome to the smallest city in the world ! • Promotion film •|