The Walloon southern region of Belgium, Wallonia, is the French-speaking half of the country. Its beautiful landscapes and hidden gems pre-dating its industrial heritage should not be overlooked. Forested hills, plateaus, and gorges of the Ardennes make up much of the landscape, bordered by France to the southwest, Luxembourg to the southeast, and Germany to the east.
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Chimay (charming history), Tournai, Mons, Charleroi, industrial heritage
Namur, Dinant, mountainous gorges
Waterloo battlefield, Nivelles churches, Villiers-la-Ville Abbey ruins
Liège, Spa (the original for health & wellness), German-speaking parts
Durbuy (smallest village), Ardennes hilly-forest mountains, sparsely populated, bordering the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (nation)
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