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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).

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Tourist attractions Couvin : Things to see and do

  • Grottes de Neptune Interesting

    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..

  • Three Valleys Railway

    B - 5660 Mariembourg

    From Mariembourg, this tourist train runs as far as Treignes via the picturesque Viroin Valley.

  • Hitler's Bunker

    B - 5660 Brûly-de-Pesche

    Hitler's Bunker lies in a wood, near a spring, on the site of a traditional pilgrimage to St Méen. Hitler used this small concrete bunker as his headquarters for directing the French campaign with his staff from 6 June to 4 July 1940.

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Restaurants Couvin

  • Nulle Part Ailleurs Comfortable restaurant 

    rue Gare 10 B - 5660 Couvin

    To explore the many delicacies of Walloon cuisine, you could not do better than to start here, and Nowhere else! Regional produce, local recipes (eel) and other more original creations and a fine wine list (the establishment is also a wine merchants)..

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