Libramont-Chevigny, the Celtic
The municipality of Libramont-Chevigny in the centre of Belgian Luxembourg is the largest municipality in the province. This municipality is also the crossroads of rural and economic life, with the Libramont Fair every summer.
Those who stay here choose a holiday in a bucolic and romantic landscape with Celtic inspiration at the Celtic Museum, unique in Belgium, and the collective “Libramont-Chevigny, la Celte”.
Through activities, events, productions and creations, the latter is committed to passing on the knowledge of this era. The heritage bequeathed to us by these fine artisans and Europe’s first blacksmiths is still present in our daily lives. It is to help you discover them that shopkeepers, artisans, cultural institutions and the Libramont-Chevigny Tourist Office have joined forces with the museum. Many addresses to discover!
The Celtic Museum
The aim of the museum is to make known the still little-known world of the Celts and the Gauls. Through its collections and exhibitions, it invites you to discover jewellery, crockery, weapons, horse-drawn carriage ornaments and many other everyday objects. It also invites you to put an end to prejudices, explaining, for example, that the Celts did not eat wild boar (it was sacred!).
For the youngest visitors, the museum has prepared an original visit thanks to the family visit game book! And this in addition to the many other activities (treasure hunt, pyjama night, birthday party…).
The Celtic Pedagogical Walk
This sympathetic short walk is a pleasant proposition for families. The starting point is close to the commercial centre of Libramont, in the forest park of Bonance (rue de Bonance). The route is marked out with 5 playful and didactic panels. At each of these stops, the young Celtic child Eira and her friend the squirrel Kadoc are the guides.They suggest you observe the surrounding nature and explain to you the amazing means by which the Celts exploited their environment.The Celtic educational walk consists of two loops. The original route of 1.3 km can be extended to a longer route of 3 km on easily accessible forest roads.The altitude difference is small and the paths are wide. Nearby there is a picnic area and a playground to complete the activity.
“Libramont-Chevigny, the Celtic”.
Every two years, this event specially dedicated to the Celts is programmed and gathers the partners of the collective “Libramont-Chevigny, la Celte”. It usually takes place on the town square in Libramont, right next to the museum, and admission is free.
Samonios, at the origins of Halloween
The Ardennes have not always been Christian and not all our rituals are derived from Christianity. And contrary to what one might think, the origin of the Halloween festival does not come from America but from Europe via the Celts.
At the time, this feast was called “Samonios”…
In memory of this centuries-old feast, a fairytale walk is organised every year on 31 October in one of the villages of Libramont-Chevigny.
Libramont-Chevigny, is also
Libramont-Chevigny linked to Marie Howet whose former house is the seat of the tourist office, is a source of inspiration for artists. The Cultural Centre of Libramont, the AKDT or Aurélie Moreau, with its glassware and stained glass creations, are examples of this. If you want to develop your creativity, don’t forget to consult the programme for activities and workshop visits !
Shopping enthusiasts will find their pleasure in the main shopping street between Libramont and Recogne. Small as well as large shops will welcome you for a wide variety of purchases.
The local flavours will delight you! To meet local producers who open their doors by appointment, follow the gastronomic circuit “La Forêt des Délices – Saveurs en terre celte”. This 70km-long tourist tour takes you along a route that leads through Redu and Saint-Hubert.
The favourite walk of the Tourist OfficeThe “Promenade de la Briqueterie” is a beautiful long walk of 6.3km which is particularly appreciated in summer (walking map “Libramont-Chevigny”). This walk is close to the Cultural and Commercial Centre of Libramont and will lead you to a change of environment in the middle of the forest. A pleasant adventure in which you quickly get carried away by the singing of the birds and who knows, by the tracks of the game on the ground! It is also the most accessible walk for families with young children. The paths are wide and there is not too much altitude difference.
Villages and neighbourhoods
Bernimont, Bonnerue, Bougnimont, Bras-Bas, Bras-Haut, Chenêt, Flohimont, Freux-Menil, Freux-Surzerain, Jenneville, Lamouline, Laneuville, Libramont, Moircy, Neuvillers, Nimbermont, Ourt, Presseux, Recogne, Remagne, Remeaux, Renaumont, Rondu, Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Marie, Sberchamps, Séviscourt, Wideumont (Wideumont-Gare, Wideumont-Village).