Ambly sits astride the Famenne and the Ardennes, and its hilly landscapes offers visitors many magnificent panoramas. This charming village in the heart of Nassogne totals approximately 400 inhabitants. Numerous – exquisitely restored – 19th century stone farms are scattered throughout the village, as well as a few half-timbered houses.
The village of Ambly was for a long time a bone of contention between the Duke of Luxemburg and the Bishop (also Prince) of Liège. The village remained a fiefdom of the County of Rochefort (and as such, part of Namur) until 1976, when the councils were merged.
The neo-classical village church was built between 1854 and 1855. The central altar has a revolving tabernacle, above which hangs a painting from the second half of the 18th century representing the beheading of Saint-John the Baptist.
The 7th century ‘Mousty’ (chapel or oratory) in the place called Javingue (alongside de waymarked walking trail of the same name - 8,8km or 5.4 miles) is the oldest building in the village.
But Ambly – whose villagers are nicknamed ‘les boucs’ (i.e. the billy goats) – has much more to offer, for example the tasty local beers produced by the ‘Saint-Monon’ artisan brewery : an amber beer (6.5 % alc.), a brown beer (7.5 % alc.) and a gorgeous honey-flavoured beer.