Dinant From Another Angle – Unknown Places – Part 1

It has been a long time since we have done some serious blogging, but there is a simple reason for this. After two years of serious illness, I have found a job again! I now work as a freelance language teacher and although I miss some of the perks I had as an employee, I am happy to be working again. On the other hand, our car has died a sudden and quite violent death; right now, we are looking into the best financial solution. But no worries, we still have enough stories and pictures to keep you entertained!

One of the most beautiful excursions Lars and I have done this summer was in the area between Dinant and Namur. Until then I had never spent a lot of time in this part of Belgium and for Lars, it was a first. Prior to the trip, we had spent some time on a touristic website about Dinant, so this is where we got our inspiration from.


Our first stop was in this quiet and cosy village, which is a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie.

We were as always attracted by the local church, which has a lovely yellow interior.

But the real star of Falaën is not in the village itself, but rather around it, in the magnificent forests and the picturesque countryside. And then there is Montaigle Castle, the 14th-century ruins of a castle on a steep rock.


Slightly bigger than Falaën, but equally charming is the village of Spontin.

The medieval castle of Spontin is located in the heart of the village, opposite the train station.

It is possible to visit the castle – which dates from the 12th century -, but since the weather was so nice Lars and I decided to continue with our road trip.


This feline fellow is the official village cat of Waulsort.

A very busy road separated us from the river…

It was now late in the afternoon and we had become very thirsty. We headed to the first place that we saw; it is called Villa 1900 and also serves as a shop and hotel.

We were so happy with our beers and the views that we forgot to explore the nearby abbey and ruins of a castle…



  • pedmar10 October 24, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Welcome back, beautiful pictures, cheers!

  • corneliaweberphotography October 25, 2017 at 4:37 am

    So sorry to hear that your car took it’s last breath, yet congratulations on your new job. Hope will have happy travels soon again.

    • Ingrid D. November 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you and in December we will be travelling again!

  • stripSearchLA October 25, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Great photos. I especially like the one with the white chairs and table in the garden. Looks like a great place to think deeply and write.


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