The "Semois Country, between the Ardennes and the Gaume"


Maison du Tourisme du Pays de la Semois

MT Pays de la SemoisPavillon du tourisme
Place Albert Ier
B-6820 Florenville

Tél. : +32 61 31 12 29
Fax : +32 61 31 32 12

Located to the north west of the Gaume, at the gates to the Ardennes, the district of Florenville is made up by the old districts of: Chassepierre, Florenville, Fontenoille, Lacuisine, Muno, Sainte-Cécile and Villers-devant-Orval.
Its northern part is crossed by the Semois valley. Its economy is based on agriculture and forestry, but trade and tourism are beginning to overtake these two traditional sectors.

It has many great features: the beauty of its sites and its landscapes ? the discreet charm of its villages and hamlets ? its great expanses of game-filled woods - the beautiful Semois valley - highly-developed accommodation infrastructures... Chiny, a famous tourist centre, has 3 hotel-restaurants, 1 accommodation centre, more than 100 residences, a campsite and a beach near the Pont Saint-Nicolas, which is very popular in summer. The man-made lake is used for kayak lessons given by the A.D.E.P.S. sports centre. In winter, there's cross-country skiing. Taking a flat-bottomed boat carrying 10 to 12 people down the Semois is one of the oldest tourist attractions, and is very popular. The itinerary follows a magnificent eight km route between Chiny and Lacuisine, and takes more than one hour. It is organised by the company société "Les Passeurs Réunis". Herbeumont is a picturesque Ardennes village with every kind of tourist accommodation (hotels of every category, campsites, holiday village...).

The ruins of its fortress stand on a wooded hill above the village, with a tower overlooking the magnificent wooded landscape and the meandering Semois.

Herbeumont is also the ideal starting-point for walks to the Tombeau du Chevalier, the Rocher du Chat (les Epioux), and the Roche aux Corbeaux. There are more than 80 km of sign-posted walks. In winter, you can go cross-country skiing here..