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Many heritage and historical sites are scattered throughout the town center and the 11 villages of the Gembloux area. This region has a history stretching back to antiquity, and there are plenty of places to explore. All the tours below are run by different partners. If you would like to visit any of these places, please contact the tourist office so that we can organize your visit.

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The village of Sauvenière

The village of Sauvenière

The village of Sauvenière Evidence of the Gallo-Roman era has been found in the locality along the Bavay-Cologne Roman road. In 1898, near the old railway station, ruins of the villa d'Arlansart: Antonine period (96-192) and was destroyed by a...

The village of Lonzée

The village of Lonzée

The village of Lonzée Lonzée, with its rich prehistoric and Gallo-Roman past, witnessed a unique industry in Belgium from the 19th century to the Second World War: the extraction of green earth, used to make dyes and stucco. The...

The village of Mazy

The village of Mazy

The village of MazyMazy, first mentioned in 1265, has its origins in a small farm located near the Bavay-Tongres Roman road, a few kilometers north of the village. Under the Ancien Régime, Mazy was divided between the...

List of major fires near Gembloux!

List of major fires near Gembloux!

Folk fires in the region: Between tradition and festivity! 2024 dates: Grand feu de Mazy: The event kicks off in Mazy on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm. Come one, come all to witness the lighting of the first bonfire of the season. Lonzée: On Saturday March 9,...

The village of Bossière

The village of Bossière

The village of Bossière Under the Ancien Régime, Bossière was divided between three separate seigneuries: Bossière, Golzinnes and Vichenet. Historical events, such as the destruction of the Golzinnes fortress in 1430 and the French occupations in 1675,...

The Gembloux Belfry

The Gembloux Belfry

Gembloux Belfry The belfry tower is the bell tower of the former parish church of Saint-Sauveur, whose base may date back to the mid-10th century. The original structure of this religious building was simple, with a single tower and nave....

Night visit - Rempart de Gembloux

Night visit - Rempart de Gembloux

Discover the ramparts of Gembloux under the stars on a nocturnal tour! The night tour of the Gembloux ramparts is an exceptional experience for groups of 25 people. It's led by night watchman Bernard Hennuy and lasts about a...

Cocoatree

Cocoatree

Cocoatree La Chocolaterie is located next to the church in Lonzée, where you'll find free parking. In 1h30, you'll visit the workshop where pralines and other chocolate sweets are made, and then taste a variety of products in the store. For...

Ourchet snails

Ourchet snails

Les escargots de l'Ourchet This is one of the few Belgian producers of top-of-the-range farmed snails. Mr Eric Roberti began breeding small and large grey snails in 1993. Every year, hundreds of snails are produced on the farm, respecting a strict...

Defrenne Mill

Defrenne Mill

Moulin Defrenne This is the last remaining circular windmill in the province of Namur. It was completely restored in 1990. It was listed as an exceptional Walloon heritage site in 1962. The mill bears witness to wind power. Subsequently, it...

Falnuée Golf Club

Falnuée Golf Club

Golf de Falnuée The golf course is located at the heart of the Ferme-Château, whose history dates back to the 13th century. The facilities are set in a remarkable natural and historical site. The course is crossed by two rivers and bordered by...

Corroy-le-Château Castle

Corroy-le-Château Castle

Château de Corroy-le-Château Written traces of a powerful Corroy family date back to the 11th century. In the 13th century, Count Vianden built an enormous fortress in the middle of the marshes bordering the Duchy of Namur. The fortress was inspired by...

Brasserie Gembloux.beer

Brasserie Gembloux.beer

Gembloux.beer Brewery The Gembloux.beer project was created in 2019 with the primary aim of producing Bière de l'Abbaye de Gembloux on its native Gembloux land. This beer was created in 1980 by a professor and students at Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech...

Cutlery Museum

Cutlery Museum

Musée de la Coutellerie In the 18th century, Abbé Eugène Gérard wanted to bring an industry to life in Gembloux. He focused on the cutlery industry, and noticed that workers from Gembloux were going to cutlers in Namur to take on work for their...

Abbey Arboretum

Abbey Arboretum

Arboretum de l'Abbaye de Gembloux Immerse yourself in a haven of tranquility in the heart of the city, where nature flourishes in all its splendor. The Arboretum de l'Abbaye de Gembloux is much more than just a collection of trees, it's a sanctuary of biodiversity that...

Tour of downtown Gembloux

Tour of downtown Gembloux

Visit Gembloux town center Discover Gembloux, including the Grand'Rue, ramparts, belfry, Saint Guibert parish church, Bailli's house, Academy of Music and Sigebert statue. The city center is still marked by its past...

Gembloux Abbey

Gembloux Abbey

Abbaye de Gembloux The abbey was founded in the 10th century by Saint-Guibert, and enjoyed a golden age in the 11th century with the much-traveled monk Sigebert (his statue stands in the middle of Place Saint-Guibert). The monastic buildings were ravaged, as...

Brasserie Bertinchamps

Brasserie Bertinchamps

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The Exit11

The Exit11

Les statues de l'Exit11 Discover open-air art: the Exit 11 statues in Petit-Leez. At the heart of the village of Petit-Leez, in the commune of Gembloux, lies an open-air artistic treasure trove: the Exit 11 statues. Nestled in a magnificent setting, these...

The village of Grand-Leez

The village of Grand-Leez

The village of Grand-Leez Discover the authenticity of the village: our favorite of the week is dedicated to the charming village of Grand-Leez! Immerse yourself in a peaceful atmosphere where history and conviviality blend harmoniously. The cobbled streets, its...

Escaille nature reserve

Escaille nature reserve

Réserve naturelle de l'Escaille Plunge into the heart of unspoilt nature: Our favorite is the Réserve Naturelle de l'Escaille! A true gem of biodiversity in Gembloux, the Réserve Naturelle de l'Escaille invites you to discover an ecosystem...

Don't forget to eat along the way

Gembloux and its villages offer a multitude of places to eat or simply enjoy a drink on the terrace.

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