Durbuy is a postcard-pretty town located on the edge of the Ardennes, on the banks of the Ourthe River. It’s a favourite of visitors to Wallonia, for its tiny cobbled streets and timber-frame houses. It was also the recipient of the prestigious EDEN prize for European Destinations of Excellence, in 2003. It can get rather crowded and touristy on a sunny Sunday, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit. In fact we have 7 great reasons to visit Durbuy, Belgium.
Most people know that Belgium is famous for its many beers. What many people don’t know is the beer-making tradition was started by monks in the many abbeys scattered about the country.
This summer, Andrew and I decided to take the opportunity to visit several of these abbeys. The Abbey d’Orval, famous in Belgium for both its Trappist beers and its cheeses, was one of the places we visited.