The smallest town in the world
The picturesque town of Durbuy, surrounded verdant hills and deep woodlands, is crossed by the river Ourthe.
Overlooked by a hilltop castle, this pretty little town is dotted with beautiful and ancient buildings.
Take a walk in the maze of cobbled pedestrian streets, lined with historic buildings, among which the stunning « Halle aux blés » (or Corn hall), the two convents (the Récollets and Récollectines), the Saint-Nicolas church with 17th and 18th century furniture and statues, and a pulpit and baptismal fonts dating back to the 16th century.
Durbuy is also a perfect holiday destination for families, as it boast a wide range of attractions and plenty of hiking trails and outdoor activities!
And, the cherry on the cake: the town and the villages nearby number countless gourmet restaurants and brasseries serving a wide range of local delicacies. The town is also home to a number of yummy culinary festivals with a number of mouth-watering themes : chocolate, beer, crayfish…
In the spotlight : the Spanish House
This stunning house boasts a very rare 16th century half-timbered wall, and was built between 1530 and 1540. It demonstrates the economic importance of Durbuy that then covered several of the councils we know today.
Although the building is known as the « Corn Exchange », it was mainly used for other purposes: it held the courts, the town hall offices, as well as being used as a covered market.
At a time when money was short, the building was neglected and in 1639, the back of the building – were the markets were held – was pulled down.
The building was used as a town hall until the late 18th century, and nowadays hosts many a cultural event or painting exhibition.
Inside the hall, you can admire a scale model of the building as must have looked like way back in the 16th century.