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Historic sites, museums, nature walks, concerts, festivals, brasseries, restaurants, theme parks ... Martin's Hotels has created for you a selection of tourist attractions and top-quality addresses in the vicinity of your hotel.
And discover even more at: www.destinationbw.be

Do you plan to visit Brussels?
We also recommend several not-to-be-missed places in the capital of Europe. Don’t hesitate to ask our advice as you organise the best possible trip. Enjoy an excellent stay with us!

Culture and museums

Musée L

The new Louvain-la-Neuve museum − christened ‘Musée L’ − will open in Spring 2017.
“Works of art, objects of civilization, and scientific inventions will allow man to be regarded as a creator − an inventor relying on tradition to search for the meaning of his life, to shape reality, to mark his passage, and thus to construct culture.

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Family activities

Green Sundays at the Martin's Château du Lac

Every summer the Green Sunday returns on the beautiful lawns of Martin's Château du Lac.
Enjoyable activities and bouncy castles for kids, brunch box catering*, comfortable space

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Culture and museums

Aula Magna

Inaugurated in 2001, the Aula Magna is a vast complex housing a congress centre and an auditorium. This large glass box − 70 m long and 30 m wide − installed on the shore of the lake, was designed by the architect Philippe Samyn.

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Culture and museums / Nightlife

Théâtre Jean-Vilar

The Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar, founded in 1968 by Armand Delcampe, has been established in Louvain-la-Neuve since 1975.
A creative theatre, it is above all a theatre of quality accessible to the largest number, in the tradition of Jean Vilar − actor and director of French theatre, founder of the Avignon Festival, and director of the National Popular Theatre.

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Culture and museums / Nightlife

Ferme du Biéreau

“As one of the most popular musical venues in Walloon Brabant, the Ferme du Biéreau is above all, for the public as well as for the professionals, home to all kinds of music: resounding in its superb classified and renovated barn, one hears jazz, classical and world music, as well as rock and more experimental genres.

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Nature walks / Sports

The Genval Yacht Club

Pedal boats, rowing boats, kayaks, drifters and water balls (reservation requested)… The Genval Yacht Club offers a whole spectrum of activities on Genval Lake – for families, groups of friends, or cosy couples.

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Sports

Blocry sports centre

The De Blocry Sports Complex is the largest sports centre in Belgium.
Jointly owned by the French Community, the UCL and the City of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, it offers:
•    23 sports halls
•    13 hectares of outdoor terrains
•    2 25-metre swimming pools, 1 paddling pool

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Culture and museums

The Water and Fountain Museum

In the Water and Fountain Museum, young and old can learn why water is such an important but also limited source of life. The museum also shows the history of fountains (in the city, in the country, in the garden…).

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Nature walks / Sports

Bois de Lauzelle

Owned by the Catholic University of Louvain, the Bois de Lauzelle is a private forest with multiple purposes: forestry site, scientific study, conservation of nature, public reception and education.

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Culture and museums

The Folon Foundation

Housed in the former farmhouse of the Terhulpen Castle in the Solvay park, the Folon Foundation displays more than 500 water colours, engravings, posters and sculptures by the famous Belgian artist.

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Nature walks

The Solvay domain

The Solvay domain – one of the most beautiful parks in Belgium – offers wonderful walks. It houses the Béthune Castle (1842) with its French garden, as well as the Folon Foundation dedicated to this celebrated Belgian artist.

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Nature walks / Sports

The Louvain-la-Neuve lake

Designed in 1984 to serve as a storm basin and fishing pond, the Louvain-la-Neuve lake extends over 7 hectares. It is fed by the rain water of its drainage area, which covers 350 hectares.

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Family activities

Golf Activity

What about a great activity to liven up your stay at the Martin’s Château du Lac?
Come and hit the ball on our lawns facing the lake of Genval, wonderful scenery!

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Historic sites

The Villers-la-Ville Abbey

Villers-la-Ville Abbey is one of the largest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. The ruins of the monastery are still partially standing in a wood in a breathtaking valley.

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Historic sites

Rixensart Castle

Dating from the 17th century, Rixensart Castle is a magnificent example of Brabant legacy and one of the most beautiful castles in Belgium. The gardens are planted according to the designs of André Le Nôtre

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Family activities

Walibi and Aqualibi

Walibi is the largest amusement park in Wallonia, where more than 50 attractions and activities await you. Young and old can also enjoy themselves in the gigantic Aqualibi water park next door – in a tropical, but still refreshing, atmosphere.

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Sports

Aventure Parc

Aventure Parc is a paradise for children (and their parents), with 11 acrobatic tracks. There’s also a zone especially for the littlest ones. And if you should get hungry, you can enjoy the fast food restaurant. 

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Culture and museums

The Hergé Museum

A tribute to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century: the father of Tintin and Bobby. But Hergé also produced graphics, advertising, caricatures, scenarios and paintings when he could find the time.

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Culture and museums

Sustainable development in Louvain-la-Neuve

Louvain-la-Neuve is a young city that places very high importance on ecology and sustainability. The Tourism Service organises guided tours to present the efforts the city is making concerning sustainability and ecology.

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Historic sites

The Grote Markt of Brussels

The Grote Markt is the central square of the City of Brussels. Known worldwide for its beautifully decorated buildings, the Grote Markt is bordered by guildhalls, the town hall and the ‘Broodhuis’ museum. A must!

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Sports

The Martin’s Golf Pass

Martin's Hotels offers you an exclusive pass to 14 golf clubs in Belgium. Fairways between the trees, windswept golf courses – the various aspects offer something for everyone, regardless of handicap.

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Shopping

Shopping in Louvain-la-Neuve

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Shopping

Shopping in Wavre

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