On your explorations, become the Prince of the Town!
Welcome to Chimay, in the Botte du Hainaut. Between nature and old stones, discover a town with a captivating past. You’ll marvel at the castle of the Princes of Chimay and be thrilled by its history. The richness of the Chimay region is also made up by its gastronomy and regional products: Chimay beer, be it golden, red, white or blue – this Trappist beer enjoys global renown. These are beers that absolutely must be drunk with Chimay cheese, as the monks of Chimay will tell you! They have been in operation at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont abbey since 1850! Launch yourself, too, into the fabulous Pic Noir hike, up to the Virelles pond and the aquascope. Take a moment there to observe rare species of birds in their natural habitat – and smaller creatures, too: butterflies of the most exotic kind can be seen in Virelles. Come back to earth from your flights of fancy with another regional dish, escavèche!