Barvaux Sur Ourthe Flights:
Flights to Barvaux
Sur Ourthe Barvaux-sur-Ourthe is a village located in Belgium, in the municipality of Durbuy in the east of the country. Situated on the Ourthe River, and hence the name, this is a pretty little village and is popular along with the neighbouring ‘city’ Durbuy.
The nearest major airport for flights to Barvaux-sur-Ourthe is the Brussels Airport (airport code: BRU), and you can take either a train or a bus to get to Barvaux-sur-Ourthe from there. With South African Airways, you will have one transfer in London and Swiss Air goes through Zurich for their flights to Brussels. You can also get to Brussels with Lufthansa. Their flights stop once in Munich. Most flights to Barvaux-sur-Ourthe are around 14 hours long.
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The Tourist Attractions of Barvaux Sur Ourthe:
Located within the municipality of Durbuy in Wallonia, Belgium, Barvaux-sur-Ourthe became a popular tourist destination following the Second World War. Its popularity is largely to do with its proximity to Durbuy, a very small city that’s often described as the smallest city in the world.
Barvaux-sur-Ourthe itself was formerly a farming community but when Durbuy began to grow in popularity so too did Barvaux-sur-Ourthe. Today, although the village is still small, it’s a very popular tourist destination, and its small size is very much part of the appeal of this Belgian village. You can walk to Durbuy from here, or take to the river in a canoe as the River Ourthe is a popular canoeing destination too. The relatively calm waters here make this ideal for beginner canoeists.
If you’re staying in Barvaux-sur-Ourthe you’ll want to spend time exploring some of the other villages within the municipality of Durbuy, and of course the city of Durbuy itself.
The village of Weris for example is famous for its megalithic standing stones. You can wander around the village and the surrounding countryside to see these stones in person, then visit the village’s Museum of Megaliths to find out more about the long history of the standing stones.
Durbuy is pretty too, though some visitors will find it’s a little on the touristy side, really playing on its claim of being the smallest city (or sometimes the smallest town) in the world. It seems their claim is unjustified and hasn’t been proved, but regardless of this it’s popular anyway!
Durbuy has been an important town since medieval times as it was a centre for trade and industry. It’s been designated a city for hundreds of years since the King of Bohemia, John I Count of Luxembourg, granted it this title in 1331. Tourists can enjoy wandering around the pretty town centre where there are plenty of shops to see and opportunities for buying gifts or souvenirs of your visit. A stroll alongside the river is popular too and there are some attractive buildings to look out for. As well as canoeing here and in Barvaux-sur-Ourthe, walking is a popular pastime.
When Should You Visit?:
Barvaux-sur-Ourthe has a temperate climate so it stays fairly mild throughout the year on average. Summers are definitely the most popular time to visit Barvaux-sur-Ourthe as it’s sunnier and warmer and this time of year, but spring and autumn can be pleasant too. While winters are generally mild it is wetter so may be best avoided.