Explore Walloon Brabant
From the Waterloo Battlefield to the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville, via the Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude in Nivelles or the Château d’Hélécine, there are many reminders of the past in the area. You can arouse your artistic soul with a visit to Musée L, spend time in the company of Tintin at the Hergé Museum or by entering the giant book of the Folon Foundation. You can also stroll along country roads, in parks or woods, on foot or by bicycle. Whether you’re looking for pleasures for the eyes or pleasures for the mouth, your journey begins here.
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A Whole Territory to Cover!
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A Land of History
At the top of the Butte, like the keeper of History, the lion watches over the plain of Waterloo. The Waterloo 1815 Memorial, Napoleon’s Last HQ and the Wellington Museum will give you a multi-sensory experience which is unique in Europe. We also commemorate the two great wars that marked the 20th century with more intimate museums, such as the First Wing or the Museum of Remembrance 40–45.
Secrets of the Stones
When stones tell a story, it is our heritage that lives again! The magical Abbey of Villers-la-Ville has been listed as an exceptional heritage site in Wallonia since 1992. It is one of the largest archaeological sites in Belgium. Like Victor Hugo, you will fall under the spell of the majestic old lady and throughout this unique tour, you will discover its history, its gardens, and can visit its microbrewery and vineyard.
In Nivelles, you can enjoy tasting a succulent local speciality, the famous Tarte al d’jote, in the shade of the impressive Collégiale Sainte-Gertrude!
Join us on a true journey through time, from the beginnings of humanity, through the time of the knights, to the Great Wars!
Art and culture
Walloon Brabant will satisfy all your desires for art and culture.
Explore the four art museums (Musée L and the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, the Folon Foundation in La Hulpe and the Marthe Donas Museum in Ittre) and let yourself be carried away by the artists’ imagination and the sweet madness.
Feel like going out instead? Concerts, shows, exhibitions, shopping, etc. – There’s never a dull moment here!
A Fun Destination
Wavre is home to the famous Walibi amusement park and for a treetop adventure course and for explosive jumps, visit the Adventure Park in Wavre. You’ll touch the clouds and shiver with pleasure. The area is full of fun ideas for overcoming your fears or simply for a good dose of fun with family or friends!
The Sweet Life
Does ‘slow tourism’ mean anything to you? It’s forgetting about the frantic pace of our lives and taking your time, settling down and doing nothing or going out to meet local people. Enjoy the benefits of nature and take a breath of fresh air while moving around in a gentle way.
Enjoy miles of invigorating excursions on foot or by bike along the country lanes and the network of ‘focal points’ so present in Walloon Brabant. Try some tasty local products too.
Walloon Brabant, an exceptional destination.
Create your loveliest memories and enjoy some great times with family or friends!