From romantic Bruges to the small villages of Lorraine, via the historic city of Luxembourg, our Route de Bonheur winds intricately through a world of medieval architecture. From historic towns to canals, from cobbled streets to belfries, hear a carillon of 47 bells, or listen as medieval poetry is recited. Between these three border countries, Europe still resonates between modernity and the charms of the Middle Ages.
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Only 50 metres from the Place du Marché, this fine 19th century building is the ideal starting point to explore on foot, by carriage or boat the historic, mythical and romantic town of Bruges, its museums and boutique. On returning to the Heritage, relax in one of the guest rooms with their unique, sophisticated décor or in the comfortable lounge bar, Le Magnum. To savour local cuisine, head for Le Mystique restaurant, with its charm that has remained intact since 1869, where you will be privy to the delights of a 14th century wine cellar. The vaulted fitness room has also been wonderfully preserved and dates from the 12th century. ... Learn moreless
Canals are to Bruges what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Even today, they are the arteries of a city known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Discovering Bruges by boat allows you to observe a number of historic facades that are invisible from the street. Your walk winds through the city from the Jan Van Eyckplein...Read More less
The ‘slow life’ beckons you in Gand’s Patershol area, the old textile district dotted with perfectly preserved red-brick homes built in the Middle Ages and cobblestone lanes. The unhurried lifestyle here is infectious, a casual spirit moving to the pace of the neighborhood’s famed organic eateries, trendy...Read More less
Although traces of the Middle Ages are arguably less numerous than in other cities of the province of Flanders, they have nonetheless left a strong impression on the architecture of modern Brussels. From the Coudenberg Palace to the impressive Tour de Villers and Porte de Hal, via the surprising ‘Hôtel des Monnaies’ metro station, where you’ll find reconstructed ramparts of the former city walls, Brussels is and remains medieval. ... Learn moreless
On the edge of the beautiful Sonian forest, renowned Chef Pascal Devalkeneer achieves the perfect balance between traditional and avant-garde concepts. This talented chef’s cuisine is well-thought out and beautifully executed. Delectable Per Se caviar and broccoli flowers, Parmentier style, enhance the...Read More less
Every year, at the end of June, the historical reconstruction of the Ommegang is an unmissable event in the city of Brussels. In memory of this feast organized on June 2, 1549 by the Magistrate of Brussels for the Emperor Charles V, an impressive procession in honor of Notre-Dame du Sablon is brought...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Le Place d’Armes is a charming hotel on the place d’Armes, the historic heart of Luxembourg, a meeting place in summer and winter, close to the “Cercle Cité”, the business and pedestrian shopping district. Past and present are perfectly balanced in the 18th century building, which skillfully blends Art nouveau, a revisited Baroque and contemporary styles. Each of the guest rooms and suites is decorated in a delicate colour palette and has its own style and charm. The gourmet restaurant La Cristallerie focuses on exceptional products and the Plëss has the charming atmosphere of a chic brasserie, whilst the renowned Café de Paris is marked by a bistro atmosphere. ... Learn moreless
Classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the fortifications and ancient quartiers of the city of Luxembourg offer a rewarding environment for immersing visitors in medieval, classical and contemporary architecture. This walking route leads from the Place de la Constitution to Notre-Dame Cathedral,...Read More less
Between Mersch and Koerich, discover seven castles built between the 11th and 17th centuries, positioned one after another along the pretty valley of the Eisch. This collection of rare medieval architecture is an undeniable attraction of the Guttland region. While not all of them can be visited, this...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Wake up in a stunning natural setting in the Lorraine countryside. Behind its thick stone walls, whose charm recalls that of a medieval castle, Le Domaine de la Klauss hides a world of pure relaxation. Subtly decorated, the rooms and suites offer you a luxurious cocoon of elegance and comfort. With soothing views of the rolling green hills beyond and immaculate bathrooms, they are the perfect prelude to the estate’s 800-square-metre spa. Imagine a day spent basking in the stone-vaulted spa with its sensory swimming pool, jacuzzi and Finnish steam showers, followed by a round in the fitness room or a pause on a Balinese bed, before satisfying your taste buds with the inventive and refined cuisine of Le K restaurant or the generous traditional cuisine of L’Auberge. ... Learn moreless
Metz is a rare treasure–a medieval city with so much more to offer. There is Saint-Étienne Cathedral, the Cour d’Or Museum, Place d’Armes and Place Sainte-Croix. There are also the many alleys, including Taison and En-Fournirue, where the Maison des Têtes–the former Récollets convent which now houses...Read More less
On the Luxembourg border, on the French side, the small town of Sierck-les-Bains has its feet in the Moselle and its head turned towards its citadel. Despite countless assaults and bloody battles over the centuries, the medieval castle, former residence of the Dukes of Lorraine, has retained its towers,...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.