What is it you do?
"The estate lies in the delightful little village of Eprave, and consists of an 18-room hotel, a restaurant offering fine dining, plus seminar and function rooms."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"We are keen to promote the unique character of this region and all that it has to offer. We want to highlight the heritage that surrounds us on all sides. We have already laid out footpaths leading from the hotel to some of the Geosites. The estate lies at the heart of the Geopark, which is obviously a big plus for exploring the region. We are giving some thought to developing a themed "Geopark stay", for example."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"Renovation will soon be starting on the watermill wheel, so we can generate our own hydroelectric power. All waste is sorted, and only eco-friendly cleaning products are used across the whole of the estate. On the first Sunday of every month, we organise a breakfast for local people. In our descriptions of the dishes on the restaurant menu, we ensurethat local producers in the region get top billing (a partnership with the Brasserie de la Lesse brewery, for example)."
Guillaume Lejeune, manager
Rue de l'aujoule, 51
084 37 73 18