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.
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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!
Bar Di'Vino - Martin's Agora
Every Tuesday from 17.00, the bar hosts les Bulles Musicales, live music organised in collaboration with la Ferme du Biérau.
Beginning of the new season, September 17, 2019.
Invention, dialogue, quite an Art!
Quiet, a museum ? Not in Louvain-la-Neuve, where the Musée L makes artworks talk to each other : a Buddha next to a medieval Christ, ancient writings alongside calculating machines... The UCL museum, with 32.000 items in its collection, explores some new and unusual encounters that tell us about the world and our humanity.
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.
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.
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.
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…).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Hergé Museum
The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve invites you on a journey through the life of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, offering a comprehensive perspective via thousands of sources from and related to the work of Hergé.
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.
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!
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.
Shopping in Louvain-la-Neuve
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- Spa treatments
- Local sights of special interest
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- A round of golf