Welcome to Stavelot

Since May 2021, the town of Stavelot has been the starting and finishing point for the Flèche Ardennaise.

Situated in the heart of an exceptional natural environment, in the Hautes Ardennes, at the foot of the Hautes Fagnes, the Stavelot region invites you to make many discoveries in all seasons!

3 major attractions:

  • the protected historical centre of Stavelot and its prestigious Abbey, classified as an exceptional heritage site in Wallonia
  • the unique site of the Coo waterfall
  • the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit!

But also... walks, trails, cycling, fishing, kayaking, paragliding and other adventure sports... numerous cultural, folk and sporting events as well as a varied offer of accommodation and restaurants.
Join us, with your family, your partner or your friends, our Stavelot region is one of the most beautiful and welcoming in Wallonia!

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Dedicated to historical and cultural tourism, Stavelot (7,200 inhabitants) is one of the oldest cities in Belgium. The heart of the town is a protected ancient centre, while the Abbey, which today houses three museums and an archaeological area, is listed as a Walloon heritage site. As for the vast municipal territory (8,500 ha), it is essentially rural and hosts a world-renowned automobile circuit, an amusement park, a game park, 500 km of pedestrian and VTT routes with safety markers, trail circuits, Grande Randonnée (long-distance hiking) paths and two RAVeLs. The HoReCa offers 3,000 tourist beds and numerous guest houses. Several schools and an expanding economic sector (130 local shops, business parks, soft electricity production, etc.) offer the other face of the inhabitants' activity.
With the Stockeu (and the stele dedicated to Eddy Merckx) and the Haute Levée, but also with the passage of two RAVeLs, Stavelot is also a flagship commune for competitive and touring cycling.

Places of interest

The town centre and its 18th century Abbey
The forest massif of the Haute Vallée de l'Amblève
The National Circuit of Francorchamps
The waterfall and amusement park of Coo
The Stockeu de la Haute Levée, legendary hills of Liège - Bastogne - Liège

Culinary specialities

Cured meats, breads and cheeses from the Ardennes
Honeys and jams
Beer from Pré Messire
Trout from the Amblève river
Game dishes

Events

Carnival of Laetare (March)
International cycle races (April - May - August)

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Holiday Theatre of Stavelot (July)
Classical music festival (August)
Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix (August)

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Photo: L.P.R Photography

Getting to Stavelot

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