Some activities near the cottage

We established a selection of unmissable activities and restaurants near the Gîte Martin. We are convinced that everyone will find something to make its stay at our holiday cottage unforgettable!
Do not hesitate to consult the site of the Meuse Valley Tourist Office or the Facebook page of Syndicat d'Initiative de Dinant.

The activities

Citadels of Dinant and Namur

At 6km (Dinant) / At 30km (Namur)
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Close to the citadel of Dinant and not far from the one of Namur, the Gîte Martin is a central location for the visit of those historical sites. Discover the history of those old fortresses which testify about the past of Wallonia!

Brasserie du Bocq and Maison Leffe

At 6km
Duration: 40min (Brasserie du Bocq)

The “Brasserie du Bocq” and the “Maison Leffe” (museum of the Leffe beer) are 2 unmissable places for beer lovers. You will have the privilege to discover the history and the know-how of those 2 famous breweries of Belgium!

Brasserie du Bocq Maison Leffe

Maredsous Abbey

At 22km
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Well known everywhere in Belgium and in Europe for its cheese and beer, the Abbey of Maredsous should be a key point of your visiting route during your stay at the Gîte Martin. Go to the discovery of one of the most beautiful and surprising monasteries of Belgium!

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Walking and mountain biking

At 500m
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The simplest activities are often the best… So, get on your bike or tie your shoe and ride or walk across the tourist routes of the countryside of Dinant to see all its wonders. Starting point at 500m of our lodging!

Touristic train of the Bocq valley

At 7km
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3 tunnels, 5 viaducts and bucolic landscapes between Ciney and Bauche: this is what you will be able to explore along the railway line of this touristic train. It is certainly the best way to enjoy the beauty of the Bocq valley!

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Medieval ruins of Poilvache

At 11km
Duration: 45-60min

The ruins of Poilvache are the remains of a medieval fortified complex. There, you can admire a beautiful natural reserve, the ruins of the fortifications and a wonderful panorama on the river Meuse!

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At 5km (the river Meuse)
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The Fonds de Leffe and the river Meuse allow the fishers to practice their passion close to the lodging!

The Island of Yvoir

At 11km
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How about spending a peaceful moment on an island? On the Meuse between Namur and Dinant, the Island of Yvoir welcomes you for a relaxing moment in the middle of the fauna and flora of the Meuse valley. You will find there also a playground for children and the option to rent kayaks and paddle boats.

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The Escargotière of Warnant

At 15km
Duration: 45min

Discover one of the first breeding of snails in Belgium. The Escargotière of Warnant, based on a family structure since 1986, invites you for a guided tour of its snail farm… with tasting on top of everything!

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The draisines in Molignée

At 19km
Duration: 1h30 - 2h00

Get on one of those rail bikes to discover the picturesque landscapes of the Molignée valley trough a surprising family activity on an old railway line!

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Vallée de la Meuse dinantaise

The Meuse valley around Dinant is full of diverse and varied activities. It is up to you to find the one which meets your wishes for your stay at the Gîte Martin: kayaking on the river Lesse, “bateaux mooches” on the Meuse river and many more!


The gastronomy

The Confessionnal

Type: Local French cuisine

“Le Confessionnal” and its chef, Philippe Gerard, welcome you in a tastefully decorated character house next to Our Lady of Leffe Abbey. Let you surprise by the family atmosphere and its old style cuisine based on the uses of the traditional French cuisine with fresh seasonal products.

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The brasserie Café Leffe

Type: Local food

Located between the Meuse river and the collegiate church of Dinant, the “Café Leffe” offers you a tasteful varied cuisine for more than 20 years. You will find there the best dishes of each good Belgian brasserie and a wide selection of “Leffe” beers!

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The Garden of Fiorine

Type: Fine local French cuisine

Enjoy a unique food experience in the center of Dinant in an old mansion from 1885. In the summer months, you will be able to taste your dishes of fine cuisine in the gorgeous garden along the Meuse river!

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