Activities and Folklore

Vielsalm and its surroundings abound with a real choice in terms of culture, sports, folklore and architecture.The numerous natural parks and gardens, forests, rocks, rivers, streams, lakes, museums, castles, churches will delight many...Fishing, swimming, hiking and mountain biking, riding stables, agrogolf, golf, motor sports, ski slopes, are all activities to be discovered in the region.
Escape for a day, a weekend or a week in the sublime scenery that the region has to offer!The Baraque de Fraiture (652 m), well known for its cross-country and downhill ski slopes, is less than 20 minutes away. The Hautes-Fagnes, the Lac des Doyards (located in Vielsalm), Butgenbach or Robertville, are not far away...
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Commanster is a village located south-east of Vielsalm. Its castle, a listed monument, was built by Henri-François Baptiste, alderman at the court of Salm and mayor of Gouvy. The date of construction of 1741 appears on the lintel of the entrance door. The carved oak wainscoting of the stairway, the coat of arms and the doors are remarkable. You can taste the Cervoise de Commanster and eat there.

  • * The ice-house of Hermanmontrue Hermanmont - 6690 Vielsalm

The ice-house is located near the N675, at the eastern exit of the village. This curious construction will allow you to imagine how 'cold' was made in the middle of the 19th century.

  • * The Church of Beho (15 minutes from Vielsalm)6672 Beho

Beho is a village located in the South-East of Vielsalm and in the North-East of Gouvy. In the church of St. Peter in Beho you can admire the Romanesque tower, the baroque furniture of Scholtus and a wooden gallery outside the tower. The cemetery that still surrounds the small church contains some beautiful tombs from the 17th and 19th centuries.

  • * The Abbey of Stavelot (20 minutes from Vielsalm)Cour de l'Abbaye, 1 - 4970 Stavelot

Stavelot Abbey is a very old Benedictine monastery. Founded in 651, it was associated with that of Malmedy. From the 7th century to the French Revolution, the abbey was the seat of an ecclesiastical principality: the Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy. The abbey is now transformed and can no longer be visited.

Animal parks

* The Game Park - Game Park in La Roche-en-ArdennesChemin du Parc à Gibier 1 - 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne
La Roche-en-Ardenne is a small town about 35min by car, south-west of Vielsalm. This park of 10 ha situated in the middle of nature offers you the opportunity to observe the inhabitants of our forests as well as their close relatives from the farm.

Places to relax

* The lake of Doyardsrue de la Station, 4 - 6690 Vielsalm
With a surface area of 14 ha, it is a place to relax just a stone's throw from the centre of Vielsalm, right next to the railway station and close to the Maison du Tourisme. Walking, fishing, playground, pedal boats in season.
* Domaine du lac de Cherapont (20 minutes from Vielsalm)Cherapont, 2 - 6670 Gouvy
Cherapont is a village located south of Gouvy. Large lake with beach, bath, tennis, games, petanque tracks, trout fishing.

* Plopsa Coo (20 minutes from Vielsalm)Coo 4 - 4970 Stavelot
"Plopsa Coo" is an amusement park on the banks of the Amblève, at the foot of the Coo Waterfall. This resolutely natural park integrates its attractions into the landscape while taking care not to distort the setting.