Although situated in Belgium, Wallonia is French in many ways! This southern region of Belgium is French speaking and has a similar attractive countryside to France, plus some wonderful self catering accommodation in chateaus, traditional farmhouses and more. There’s plenty of history and culture in this part of Belgium, and with so much to experience accommodation in Wallonia is ideal for holidaymakers looking for a variety of things to see and do.
Wallonia is a large region and there is self catering accommodation scattered throughout this southern region of Belgium. To a certain extent things you can do on holiday in Wallonia will vary depending on exactly where you to choose to holiday. Generally speaking, Wallonia consists of many picturesque villages and towns where you wander around the attractive shops and markets and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the whole of Belgium.
With the beautiful countryside surrounding your Wallonia self catering accommodation this is also the perfect place for nature lovers. The rural areas feature pastureland, country roads, forests, lakes and rivers, making Wallonia ideal for exploring by foot or on bicycle. Speaking of bicycles there is ample opportunity to go mountain biking too, or how about horse riding? Other popular activities include canoeing and kayaking, and golfing.
When you holiday in self catering accommodation in Wallonia there are many interesting places to visit nearby. The capital city of Wallonia is Namur. This city alone has plenty to see and do. Main sites include the UNESCO World Heritage listed Saint Aubain’s Cathedral and its unique belfry. The most notable site is the citadel overlooking the town. During Easter you can enjoy a beer festival here, or if visiting your accommodation in September come to Namur to see the Fight for the Golden Stilt!
Charleroi is the largest city in Wallonia. This also has a UNESCO World Heritage listed belfry here, plus several museums to visit. The city of Liege is also popular; this is the cultural and economic centre of Wallonia and has numerous attractions, including the 400 step stairway of the Montagne de Bueren, the historical city centre, museums, churches and more.
When renting self catering accommodation in Wallonia you can be assured of generally mild weather throughout the year. Summers are warm though not overly hot with average highs peaking at 22C in July and August. Winters are cool though the average high never drops below freezing, remaining at 5C in January.
There are several choices for flights to your accommodation in Wallonia, and which option you choose will likely depend upon the exact location of the self catering accommodation. Just to the north of Wallonia in the Flanders and Brussels region of Belgium, is the capital city, Brussels. The main Brussels international airport serves flights from many of the world’s major airlines. Within Wallonia itself is the Brussels South Charleroi Airport. This will likely be closer to your accommodation though choices are limited with Ryanair being the only airline flying to the UK.