Things to see and do - Couvin
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Couvin Travel guide
Couvin : Michelin's recommendations
Couvin's slate roofs, lining the shaded quays of the River Eau Noire, are overlooked by a limestone crag (Falize). It was once topped by a castle destroyed by Louis XIV's troops in 1672. This attractive holiday resort lies at the heart of a region dotted with signposted footpaths and well-stocked rivers. Couvin is also famous for its cuisine: escavèche (fish dish), poulet à la couvinoise (chicken dish)... Finally, iron smelting is a very old local industry (Fonderies de l'Eau Noire).
Tourist attractions Couvin : Things to see and do
rte de l'Adugeoir B - 5660 Petigny
The River Eau Noire, so called because of black rock lining its bed, disappears into the Adugeoir chasm before resurfacing near Nismes. Visitors can see three tiers of galleries with fine concretions. The Eau Noire has not flowed through the upper ga..
r. de la Falaise B - 5660 Couvin
These were once inhabited by prehistoric man and used as a refuge in Roman and Medieval times. An audio-visual presentation of Belgian prehistory is shown in one of the most impressive caves and is complemented by a small museum. You can enjoy a fine..
B - 5660 Mariembourg
From Mariembourg, this tourist train runs as far as Treignes via the picturesque Viroin Valley. It also crosses the Eau Blanche Valley on its way to Chimay.