The new Guide Ardennes-Pass arrived!

There are yet again a few novelties. There is a VIP discount card, a new tourist zone, a more detailed map of the Belgian Ardennes and, of course, new partner activities.

Memorial tourism in the Ardennes

The Belgian Ardennes are home to many museums, monuments and other remains of both World Wars. Read about memorial tourism in the Ardennes.


One of the most beautiful hikes in the country. The trail leads you alongside the mountain river of the Ninglinspo, throughout the astonishing scenery around Aywaille in the Liège province.

The Eau d’Heure Lakes

The Eau d’Heure Lakes are the perfect destination for a trip with family or friends. Water sports, beautiful hikes, a visit to the dam or just doing nothing on the beach: it is all possible.

The Ardennes for food lovers

Delicious food is an essential part of the perfect vacation. Have a look at the file completely dedicated to gastronomy in the Ardennes.

Meet our reporters

The Ardennes-Etape reporters travel through the Belgian Ardennes looking for the best and the finest and report back to you on the website.

Ardennes-Etape thinks of wheelchair users

The Belgian Ardennes are accessible to everyone: young or old, adventurous or not so much, active or calm, families, groups of friends... The same goes for the disabled.

Holiday in the Ardennes with your dog

Holiday in the Belgian Ardennes with your dog, it’s absolutely possible. There are many activities, hikes and restaurants where your furry friend is more than welcome.

Banneux, world famous place of pilgrimage

Since the Virgin Mary in 1933 appeared to an 11-year-old girl the small village of Banneux in the Belgian province of Liège became the most important place of pilgrimage in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Bouillon, nostalgic and dynamic

Looking for a holiday destination where both history and dynamism are ubiquitous. Bouillon is the place to be in the Belgian Ardennes.

Hotton Caves

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The Hotton Caves are the natural jewels of Wallonia and are no less impressive than the bigger Han Caves. Come check out this exceptional site with family or friends and discover the beautiful result produced by time and water!
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Caves of Hotton

Descend 70 metres underground and take a six kilometre trip. The magnificent Caves of Hotton let you discover the many different types of stone that have existed in this area for thousands of years. A 70 minute guided tour will give you an extraordinary insight in the way new types of stones are formed. Subtle lighting emphasizes the amazing colours and shapes.

The Caves of Hotton are located in the Calestienne, a very particular geological zone, a thin strip between the Ardennes, the Famenne and the Condroz. Since the Caves of Hotton have only been discovered by coincidence in 1958 they have not yet suffered from enormous numbers of visitors like a lot of other caves in Belgium. As a result, and thanks to improved knowledge and technology, the beauty of the Caves of Hotton has been very well preserved.

The Hotton Caves are protected by the Commission royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles and recognised by the Walloon region as natural heritage.

You can take a little detour in the Garden of the Calestienne, right next to the caves.

The Hotton area has a lot more to offer. For example, the Riveo River Interpretation Centre is absolutely worth a visit. A stay in one of the Ardennes-Etape holiday homes is the ideal way to explore the region.

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