Things to see and do - Chimay
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Chimay Travel guide
Chimay : Michelin's recommendations
The little town of Chimay lies at the foot of the "Hainaut boot", on the southern edge of the Rance forest. The bridge over the River Eau Blanche offers a fine view of its famous castle. Chimay also has memories of Froissart, author of well-known Chronicles in the 14C and Mme de Tallien, one of the most beautiful women of the 18C and 19C, best known for having encouraged Tallien to overthrow Robespierre.
Tourist attractions Chimay : Things to see and do
This Renaissance castle's bluish grey limestone façade lies at the end of a vast esplanade. It has belonged to the Camarans since 1804. The drawing room has portraits of François-Joseph de Camaran's third wife, Mme de Tallien. Her first son had the R..
Aquascope de Virelles, r. du Lac 42
This 100-ha nature reserve, surrounded by woods, is Belgium's largest natural stretch of water. The popular leisure area provides restaurants, pedal-boat hire and a children's playground.
This 16C freestone church has retained a fine 13C chancel housing a recumbent figure of Charles de Cro (chamberlain and godfather to Charles V) and four plaques in memory of famous members of the De Chimay family. Note the fine 17C choir stalls and a..
Rue de Forges 10 B - 6460 Chimay
Located in the natural surroundings of south-Hainaut, Le Grand Rêve offers rooms with free WiFi, a hot tub and private bathroom. Chimay centre is 300 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a flat-screen TV and some roo..
rue Forges 10 B - 6460 Chimay
rue Rocroi 102 B - 6464 Baileux
This restaurant, set along a road through a pine forest, gets in name from a nearby Trappist abbey and brewery. Mrs Leloup offers a traditional menu in a rustic decor. There is a terrace facing the woods.
rue Lac 35 B - 6461 Virelles
Four generations of the same family have served customers here. Edgard and Madeleine will lay a bourgeois or regional table of dishes for you.
rue Virelles 17 B - 6460 Chimay
A flight of stone steps leads to the gatekeeper's house of Chimay castle. Crossing the threshold, you enter a modern restaurant whose interior is adorned with arabesques and the occasional designer detail. The cuisine is equally inventive, based on e..