Belgian Luxembourg is located at the heart of the enchanting Ardennes region.
It is a place whose charm will work its magic on you, where you can relax and recharge your batteries in beautiful, unspoiled countryside, enjoy top-quality local produce and let your imagination run free. You will find the local people friendly and welcoming, eager to share the best of their captivating region with you as heirs to its great traditions that respect and value their natural environment.
The enchanting Ardennes region is a land of unspoiled, natural forests, hills and deep river valleys, crossed by numerous waymarked paths for walkers, cyclists and mountain-bikers. It is dotted with well-preserved mediaeval castles and ancient villages, which have provided the settings for many traditional fairy tales and legends of knights, witches and goblins.
More recently, the region was chosen by Hitler as the site of his army’s last-ditch counter-attack, launched on 16 December 1944 against a thinly-defended section of the Allied front line.The fierce resistance of the US Army in what became known as the “Battle of the Bulge” prevented a German breakthrough into Belgium, although 19,000 American troops were killed in what was the most costly battle of the Second World War for the US Army. A new museum about the battle has just opened in Bastogne, in time for the 70th anniversary of the battle in 2014.
Only a few hours’ drive from the Channel ports, the region offers all sorts of accommodation, including small family-run hotels, larger hotels for groups, youth hostels, self-catering gîtes, bed & breakfasts and campsites. The friendly locals warmly welcome visitors to share their traditional food and drink specialities, including the world famous Ardennes ham, cheese and beers.