Explore the town where time stands still!
Welcome to Thuin. Capital of river traffic. A medieval town built on a rocky outcrop between the Sambre and its confluence. Thuin’s history is closely linked to river transport. At the start of the 20th century, one person in five worked on a barge at Thuin... Today, numerous boats are still moored on the town’s bucolic banks. If you’re in a group, a visit to the Musée de la Batellerie river traffic museum is a must! On the town’s south side, lose yourself in a meander of paved lanes and alleys that will lead you to the “Hanging Gardens”, part of Wallonia’s exceptional heritage. These steep terraces with full southern exposure were ideal for growing inhabitants’ food in the Middle Ages. It’s rumoured that a microclimate prevails there! The Gardens’ sunny exposure even makes winegrowing possible! Thuin also possesses a remarkable, UNESCO-listed belfry! Thuin also equals the Saint-Roch! Organised on the third weekend of May for nearly 4 centuries, this military and religious procession offers you a thrilling time. Such as when the town is illuminated by torchlight. This march between the Sambre and Meuse rivers is UNESCO protected. Round it off with a tour of the ruins of the Aulne Abbey, a moment out of time.