Throughout your walks in Herbeumont and its surroundings, you will find various buildings, fountains, classified houses or crosses marking a souvenir. Discover the architectural and historical heritage of Herbeumont and the region.
The future Ravel on the old railway line Bertrix-Herbeumont-Muno
Herbeumont is marked by the disused railway Herbeumont-Bertrix-Muno: it was built from 1902 to 1914 in a specific way to avoid crossings, with many bridges and 3 tunnels (Orgéo, Mortehan and with its 1396m the longer one, Sainte-Cécile, which is closed for security reasons). It served the Germans during the two wars to resupply their troops to Verdun. It is for your walks, riding and cycling in the direction Herbeumont – Bertrix
Herbeumont also counts a few famous names:
Serge Reding, weight lifter, silver medallist at the Mexico Olympic Games. He is buried in the cemetery of Herbeumont. A birch tree was planted in his honor near the calvary, a commemorative stele is located in the "Vivy" park.
Jean Perlot left in 1849 for California and the gold rush and returned 20 years later, his fortune made.
Marcel Leroy, a poet who evokes in his stories the Semois, his Ardennes forest ...
Georges Deleau made his career in Paris. The French government called on him for boat design. He also decorated the house of the writer Arsène Alexandre, located Ravignan place and a lounge of the basque house of Edmond Rostand.
Guy Bosquet, renowned painter, was an illustrator for the railway magazine « Le Rail ».
rue du Château 30
Ancien viaduc sur la Semois
rue de Bravy
Ruins of the mediaeval Herbeumont Castle
rue du Château
On a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Semois and the village of Herbeumont are the ruins of the thirteenth-century Herbeumont Castle, an Exceptional Walloon Heritage Site, open to the public...
Pierres levées en schiste
Moulin du Nawès ou Moulin du Deleau
Ancien prieuré de Conques
rue des Conques 2
The Fortified Castle
Esplanade Godefroid 1
Originally built in the eighth century, the castle is among the oldest in Belgium. It was certainly already complete by 988 AD. Its most famous resident was Godfrey of Bouillon, leader of the First...
The ruins of the Orval abbey and its museums
route d'Orval 1
Visitors to the abbey are shown an audiovisual presentation on the abbey’s history and the daily life of its monastic community. They can then visit the ruins of the mediaeval abbey, the museum...