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VISIT BOUILLON

Herwig Aertbelien

VISIT BOUILLON

Collection by Herwig Aertbelien

6

Tours

13:47 h

31.3 mi

5,225 ft

‘Visit – Bouillon’ is een verzameling van wandelbelevingen in de stad Bouillon en ruime omgeving. Bouillon was de perfecte ‘smaakmaker’ voor onze verjaardagsweek 07/11 en 11/11.Langs feeërieke bospaden en opmerkelijke uitzichtpunten de ‘Parel van de Semois’ ontdekken. In alle weersomstandigheden wegdromen over het leven van feeën en heksen die hier rondzweven. Het spel van de natuurelementen, gekleurd met uitzonderlijke lichtinvallen, houden de Ardense legendes levendig.Kom zelf de Parel van de Semois ontdekken, beleven om vervolgens te delen…

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  • Château Bouillon Smaakmaker Visit - Bouillon' Dag 1/5

    01:42
    2.96 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,200 ft

    Château Bouillon 'Tastemaker Visit - Bouillon' Day 1/5

    

    Upon arrival in Bouillon, the gray cloud cover and the drizzly weather immediately bring us into the atmosphere of the dark ages. No better location to start our midweek 'Visit - Bouillon' in the castle of Godfried.

    Bouillon is the perfect seasoning

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  • 03:27
    8.06 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,125 ft

    Pearls of the Semois - Bouillon Day 2/5.

    

    Dawn breaks into our hotel room. Up early, ready to rub our legs. From the buffet area, the 'Belvedere de Bouillon' shines on top of the crest of the ridge. The morning sun reflects invitingly off the eight-story watchtower. A hearty breakfast behind the teeth

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  • 02:32
    5.64 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft

    Bouillon Historical city walk 3/5

    

    The pearls we found yesterday on the Semois are safely stored in our memory. Today, day 3 of our midweek, we step back in the tracks of the past.

    

    Bouillon is an old medieval city with a long military past. Over the centuries, the community of the "Pearl of the Semois

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  • 03:24
    8.30 mi
    2.4 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,100 ft

    Bouillon - Dohan Alternative - Day 4/5

    

    In Dohan, a typical small village on the Semois, we choose to discover the region in an "alternative" way. This will be a new chapter in our Visit - Bouillon collection.

    

    Practical: parking is possible in the vicinity of the Sint-Florentiuskerk or on the old N865.

    The

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  • 00:37
    1.39 mi
    2.2 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft

    Dessert walk Tomb of the Giant / Le Tombeau du Géant Day 4/5

    

    Experiencing a midweek in Bouillon and not having seen the Tomb of the Giant is impossible. After our alternative walk in Dohan we descend to Botassart, a small hamlet near Bouillon. This village has the most photographed location in Wallonia

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  • 02:04
    4.94 mi
    2.4 mph
    675 ft
    725 ft

    Les Hayons - Under the spell of Witches and legends - Day 5/5

    

    On the last day of our midweek we are awakened by hunting horn blowers.

    November 11 – Feast of the Hunt (…and my birthday).

    

    The city of Bouillon is besieged by hunting fanatics on this holiday.

    Early in the morning we wisely choose the hare path

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    Under the Ancien Régime, Botassart was one of the four Siries of the Duchy of Bouillon. The first lord of the place, Jean de Botassart, is mentioned in texts from the 14th century. His descendants passed to the Lamock family in the 16th century; this is what Botassart tries to give a certain cachet, especially in the architectural field by erecting a chapel and a castle. In 1841, Ucimont and Botassart were merged and formed an independent municipality until they were annexed to Bouillon in 1977. The site is characterized by its famous "Giant Tomb" and is located in the heart of the typical nature of the Ardennes landscape. Located in the middle of its old cemetery surrounded by walls, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception is a small building built in the first third of the 17th century in slate, a traditional stone of the Ardennes. The church has a single nave that ends in a three-sided choir. It is accessed through a door surmounted by a plaque decorated with the coat of arms of the De Lamock-De Copin family, which provided the necessary funds for its construction. This stone is dated 1624. Many tombstones of members of this family are still inside and date from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the choir there is a very beautiful altar with an altarpiece in painted wood and in the nave there are nineteen oak pews from the time of the chapel's construction. Many tombstones of members of this family are still inside and date from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the choir there is a very beautiful altar with an altarpiece in painted wood and in the nave there are nineteen oak pews from the time of the chapel's construction. Many tombstones of members of this family are still inside and date from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the choir there is a very beautiful altar with an altarpiece in painted wood and in the nave there are nineteen oak pews from the time of the chapel's construction.Source: connaitrelawallonie.wallonie.be/fr/chapelle-de-limmaculee-conception-ducimont-botassart#.Y20xhHbMK3A

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    31.3 mi
  • Duration
    13:47 h
  • Elevation
    5,225 ft

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