Durbuy is a small place in the Belgian Ardennes and is often called “the smallest town in the world”. Although this isn’t entirely correct, the charming Belgian town is definitely worth a visit. With its medieval streets, beautiful nature and lovely restaurants, Durbuy has a little of something for everyone. In this blogpost, you’ll discover how to spend a day in Durbuy!
The village center consists of no more than a few streets, so it’s the ideal starting point for your journey. Get lost in the beautiful, medieval alleys and enjoy the view of the castle. Despite it’s small size, Durbuy still attracts many tourists every year. Therefore, you’ll find a lot of restaurants, bars and tourist shops scattered around the town. Just outside the village, you will also find an impressive rock formation, Roche de la Falize.
Activities outside the town centre
Besides the medieval town centre, you can also enjoy a lot of other activities nearby. In warmer weather, for example, you can go canoeing on the Ourthe. Or take your bike and follow one of the many cycling routes. You will also find a labyrinth, the labyrinth of Barvaux, and a topiary park just outside the centre.
We decided to follow one of the walking routes that will take you through forests and along the river Ourthe. By using the arrows, you can easily find your way back into the town. The routes differ in length (from half an hour to more than two hours), so there is definitely something for everyone!
In short: Durbuy is perfect for a day out. Do you like medieval villages, wonderful walks or other active sports? Then Durbuy should not be missing from your to-visit list! In wintertime it’s nice and quiet, while you can fully enjoy all tourist spots in summertime. You can park your car at the Parc des Topiaires, where you can even park for free in the winter.
As you can see, it’s very easy to spend a lovely day in Durbuy!