What to do and see in Profondeville, Belgium: The Best Places and Tips

July 30, 2017 Roger Rusk

Profondeville (French: [pʁɔ.fɔ̃d.vil]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2016, Profondeville had a total population of 12,117. The total area of the municipality is 50.34 km (19.44 sq mi) and the population density is 240.70 inhabitants per km².
Restaurants in Profondeville

1. Les Jardins d'Annevoie

Rue des Jardins d'Annevoie 37a, Annevoie-Rouillon 5537, Belgium +32 82 67 97 97
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4.5 based on 242 reviews

Les Jardins d'Annevoie

Reviewed By peetersr - Gingelom, Belgium

I love the sound of pounding water. Wether it’s the waves, a waterfall or a Fountain.
Ten generations of the “de Montpellier” family, whose roots go back to the middle of the fifteenth century, have contributed to create this gem in a beautiful and lush green valley between Namur and Dinant on the left bank of the Meuse.
The “de Montpellier’s” made their fortune in the forges and foundries industry, and around 1758 one of the sons, Charles-Alexis, started the works on the famous Gardens and extending the castle around 1758, the bulk of the work being finished around 1776.
Later generations of the family expanded the Gardens and adorned them further with a combination of French, Italian and English styles. In the 1930’s the Gardens opened for the public and is now part of Wallonia’s heritage.
No water no life, no blue no green. The Gardens of Annevoie are truly unique in Belgium and are all about water. There is water everywhere you look or step. Small lakes, canals, Fountains, cascades… the water in Annevoie has been flowing non-stop for the last 250 years - there are 4 water wells on the grounds - and all this magic without any pumps or other mechanical or electrical devices.
Some 50 Fountains, cascades and water jets, and 20 ornamental ponds make Annevoie one of the most delightful Gardens in Belgium and certainly worth a visit.
Especially if you’re able to visit on a weekday avoiding the crowds who would otherwise spoil the unobstructed views of the alleys and without the noisy kids spoiling the sound of the rustling leaves, birds and rushing water.

2. Belgian Beer Museum

Rue de la Gare 19, Lustin, Profondeville 5170, Belgium +32 81 41 11 02
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3 based on 10 reviews

Belgian Beer Museum

Reviewed By Peter G - London, United Kingdom

My brother and I visited this compact and comprehensive personal collection in what is a very pretty part of Belgium - the drive in the surrounding area alone was worth it, as was a walk we took to look at houses and views along the railway. That has influenced my rating, which would only apply for people prepared to spend some time to get the best out of it (as there is no 'presentation', it being a private collection more than a formal museum) ... or for those who would happily spend 5-10 minutes mainly to go 'wow!'. [That is reasonable as it can easily form part of a day trip to Namur.]
The owner appeared, after we had phoned him from the front door as per the notice (not sure if he was having a lie in!) and was very friendly once we started asking questions e.g. about strength of beers and a former local brewery near where my brother lives in south Brussels. That is what made the visit really worthwhile, chatting away in French (a bit of a struggle for me) and finding out what we could about the beers, bottles, mats etc - the owner is extremely knowledgeable and helpful (e.g. he explained about different bottle and sealing types/methods).
If there is no interaction and one is not knowledgeable oneself, then it is simply a matter of observation in the dense, detailed and lit but certainly not over-lit collection, which is I think arranged alphabetically by brewery. There is a huge variety not just of labels but of sizes and shapes, from very large to a huge cabinet of miniatures. There were also more familiar names to those of us from GB e.g. Watney's (I spotted a World Cup '66 beermat) and McEwan's - I was informed that the apparent non-Belgian beers had either been brewed or bottled in Belgium.
We probably spent 45m or more there, partly due to my brothers' brewery queries (for his local history society) and also bought some recommended beers as souvenirs, including one that was I think called 1212 as it had been released on 12 December on a special occasion (I've forgotten: maybe for the millennium?). There was no pressure to do so but, as we had had fun, taken up the owner's time, had a fairly unique opportunity and had not had to pay any entrance fee, what other choice did we have?

3. Railbikes of the Molignee

Rue de la Molignee 116 | Warnant, Falaen 5537, Belgium +32 82 69 90 79
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4 based on 144 reviews

Railbikes of the Molignee

Discover the pleasure of the railbike Relax while pedaling one or two hours on the old railway along the picturesque valley of the Molignée. Price : 18 eur/railbike of 4 persons for one ride, 2 eur discount for groups of 20 pers. 36 eur/railbike of 4 persons for 2 rides(Warnant-Falaën-Maredsous and back)4,00 eur/railbike discount for groups of 20 pers. payment : cash or visa or master card or bancontact

Reviewed By Kristof V - Brussels, Belgium

A perfect blue sky, more or less 17°, and good company. What do you need tomorrow to have an excellent day? My girlfriend and I were looking for a railbike activity. Apparently there are not that many companies that offer this joyful event.
Upon arriving in Falaen, we easily found the reception desk and bought our ticket towards Maredsous. The first part goes uphill, so I would suggest that if your accompanied by children the adults will take care of this.
My girlfriend and I enjoyed the tour even do it took us two times more or less 15 minutes to go up and to come back down again.
Certainly visit the Abbaye of Maredsous. There is a walking path of approximately 1 km to get there from the stop in Maredsous.
Check the website for the time schedule as there is only one track!

4. Citadelle (Citadel)

Route Merveilleuse 64, Namur 5000, Belgium +32 81 65 45 00
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4.5 based on 855 reviews

Citadelle (Citadel)

Reviewed By Laurel F - Leichhardt, Australia

A lovely historical place with amazing views from different aspects along the way. There are some lovely forested sections up the top. Unfortunately a lot of it is sectioned off for construction work.

5. Musee de la Fraise

Chaussee de Dinant 1037/5, Wepion, Namur 5100, Belgium +32 81 46 20 07
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3.5 based on 23 reviews

Musee de la Fraise

Discover the strawberry in all its forms. Through four thematic spaces that present its history, its gastronomy, its place in culture and art and its agricultural production. Stroll through our 1/2 ha didactic garden dedicated to little fruits and the orchard. Taste our fruits in the plant! We also have a shop of crafts products with strawberries!

Reviewed By Zosia B - Mons, Belgium

Waipon is famous for their strawberries so it makes sense that there is a museum here dedicated to the growing and production of the fruit. The museum is small--just 5 rooms- but is filled with artifacts and displays about the history of strawberry growing in the region. A short video--available in both French and English recaps the story of strawberries in the region. Staff are friendly and at the end of the tour you can sample locally made strawberry products including a variety of liqueurs. You can also stroll through a small fruit garden adjacent to the museum. I wouldn't make a special trip to visit the museum but if you are in the area, it is definitely worth visiting.

6. Brasserie du Bocq

Rue de la Brasserie 4 | Purnode, Yvoir 5530, Belgium +32 82 61 07 80
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Brasserie du Bocq

Brasserie du Bocq, Set up in 1858 remains one of the last traditional Belgian Breweries. In the marvelous touristic area we called Condroz this dynamic company still uses the traditional manufacturing process of top-fermentation beers with secondary fermentation in bottle. Discover the brewery is also the pleasure to taste their beers. At the ende of the tour, enjoy a glass of one of the brewery's products in an exceptional surrounding, a free beer for each visitor!

Reviewed By bryandshan - Thousand Oaks, CA

A great tour with a beer at the end! They have a variety to choose from including some great fruit beers. A nice garden and if not a tasting room that's cool too!Hello, Thank your for your nice comment on this site, we are glad you passed a great time in our brewery Kind regards, Melissa

7. Grottes Saint Antoine

Rue Haute 7, Crupet 5332, Belgium
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4 based on 8 reviews

Grottes Saint Antoine

Reviewed By Nursej9c

If you are nearby, it is worth a little detour to see this grotto. It is really quite amazing. Built by the village priest almost 100 years ago, and dedicated to St Anthony of Padua to whom you pray when you have lost something. If you go out the back there is a depiction of Satan that is really interesting! There is a small cemetery at the back and it is obviously a holy place but kitschy at the same time.

8. Les Ruines Medievales de Poilvache

Chemin de Poilvache, Houx 5530, Belgium +32 479 10 44 25
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4 based on 24 reviews

Les Ruines Medievales de Poilvache

Poilvache is the largest still existing medieval fortification in the Meuse Valley. Located at less than 5 km from Dinant, the site of Poilvache lies on a calcareous spur overlooking the river and the picturesque village of Houx. The 13-15 century walls and several towers protected the "Town" and the "Castle" of Poilvache (2,5Ha "intra muros")

Reviewed By Francois S - Dinant, Belgium

This is also the place where Hitler's forces crossed the Meuse first to inflict large-scale defeat to France! The medieveal castle offers locally brewd beer (quite strong) and explanations on what must have been a hard life in those days...

9. Abbaye de Maredsous

Rue de Maredsous 11, Denee 5537, Belgium +32 82 69 82 11
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4 based on 467 reviews

Abbaye de Maredsous

Reviewed By Nick S - Mechelen, Belgium

A hidden treasure. We were lucky with the lovely spring weather. Beer and cheese were offered on the huge terasses. Many people enjoyed this first sunny day. When it is cold and rainy the place would be pretty grim, with the big and grey buildings.

10. La Citadelle de Dinant

Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant 5500, Belgium +32 82 22 36 70
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4 based on 1 reviews

La Citadelle de Dinant

It was between 1818, and 1821, during the Dutch occupation, that the Citadel was built in its current form. Throughout the kitchen, the bakery and the forge, you will discover the daily life of 400 soldiers that were living there. Don't forget to visite our new space 1914-1918, explaining all the fights that took place in dinant during the first world war.

Reviewed By ClaudeRakisits - Canberra, Australia

This is a very impressive structure indeed. It's definitely worth the detour to Dinant to come and see this.There are lots of things to see inside, including trenches of WWI. The view of Dinant from the Citadelle is breathtaking. And what is really convenient is that from the Citadelle, and included in the price, is a two-way ride on the telepherique to the city of Dinant. So you only need to park the car once at the top. There is no time limit as to when you have to come back up. Don't miss it!

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