The Château de Wallerand is ideally located for a romantic weekend exploring the French Ardennes. The magnificent region of the Meuse valley contains many surprising and unforgettable treasures for a journey out of time.
Services and facilities at the Château de Wallerand
Located in the picturesque village of Vireux-Wallerand on the Rimbaud–Verlaine route, the Château de Wallerand offers you a château break in a setting that combines luxury, comfort and relaxation. Here your holidays draw their inspiration from an exceptional historical place.
First, there is your room, carefully laid out and offering all the comforts of your dreams. The hotel also provides a spa – a relaxation area with a jacuzzi, a pool, a sauna and a hammam. Next, the restaurant invites you to a true culinary experience as the centrepiece of your gourmet weekend. The lounge bar and spacious terrace welcome you for enjoyable relaxing moments, comfortably seated in an armchair or soaking up the sun's rays.
Finally, the orangery can be used to organise events, such as weddings, celebrations and seminars. Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet weekend, savour a romantic getaway or spend your weekend discovering the region, the Château de Wallerand will do its utmost to live up to your expectations, offering valuable advice to help you appreciate the region to the full. The Val d'Ardenne tourist office near the hotel can also provide personalised information about what you can do, see and visit in the surrounding area.
From the edge of the village of Vireux-Wallerand, you can access the Ardennes regional natural park. The natural park is perfect for walking and exploring the landscapes, habitats, legends, fortifications and wildlife. Hunting is allowed during the period set by the national hunting and wildlife agency, the ONCFS.
Another possibility for a romantic walk or a hike with family or friends is the Ardennes "voie verte" or green route, a marked circuit along the Meuse set aside for walkers, runners and cyclists.
To help you take advantage of the region's beautiful bike rides, whether in Belgium or in France, the Château de Wallerand has electric bikes for your use.
The château lies on the Ardennes green route, "La Meuse à vélo", which links Givet to Sedan via Charleville-Mézières. A perfect opportunity for a ride along the Meuse, discovering the imposing landscapes and following any direction that takes your fancy.
Cruises and boating
Embark on board the Charlemagne for an excursion on the Meuse, discovering all its history, watching the operation of the locks and admiring the landscapes unfolding before your eyes. Several river cruise options are available so that you can book the one that suits you best.
Other possibilities for exploring the region between the meanders of the Meuse include kayaking, rowing and electric boats.
Sites and monuments
Just five minutes from Vireux-Wallerand, the charming village of Hierges takes you back in time along its narrow lanes lined with old houses. This mediaeval settlement is dominated by the ruins of the château in Meuse Renaissance style, with the surrounding walls and large towers surviving.
Lying on the banks of the Meuse a stone's throw from the Belgian border, the small town of Givet will charm all lovers of history, photography and nature. Givet offers an idyllic setting and beautiful buildings such as the Fort de Charlemont, Fort Condé, the Victoire tower and the Grégoire tower.
Grotte de Nichet
Feel like delving into the legends of the Ardennes and learning more about the region's history? Then take a trip to the Grotte de Nichet cave, located about twenty minutes' drive from Vireux-Wallerand. Here you can admire stalactites and stalagmites in around ten caverns, mysteriously named after the "nutons" (characters from Ardennes folklore), skeletons, moonlight and lovers.
A town of art and history, Charleville-Mézières is characterised by its Baroque architecture, its rich history and its strong cultural imprint. The birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud, it has a museum devoted to his work and references to him can be found throughout the town. Every two years, Charleville-Mézières plays host to the World Puppetry Festival, an unmissable event.
The Château de Wallerand is located about half an hour from Dinant. A Belgian town in the Wallonia region known for its citadel, Dinant is a perfect destination for a romantic weekend in the Belgian Ardennes. Here you can enjoy leisure activities on the Meuse such as a cruise, a kayaking course or a trip in a small boat – no permit needed. In terms of culture, you can visit the various châteaux around the town, as well as the Abbey of Notre Dame de Leffe.
If you want to visit the Champagne-Ardenne region, Reims is just under two hours from the Château de Wallerand. Many champagne producers will be delighted to welcome you for a tasting session, a tour of the vineyard and purchases of champagne and regional products.
Find out more about the Château de Wallerand, the luxury hotel in the Ardennes, and discover its rooms, its restaurant and its accommodation packages, prices and promotions. The château staff are always available. You can contact them by phone, by email or using the contact form if you have any questions, need any information or want to make a booking. We look forward to welcoming you to the Château de Wallerand.