Fantasy Fridays: Durbuy, Belgium

For the benefit of those who are reading this blog for the first time, we had earlier decided to give ourselves another reason to look forward to Fridays 🙂 A holiday every Friday! Not exactly a real vacation every Friday but more of a photo re-cap of a trip we or either one of us have taken in order to re-live our past travels and all the related memories of each trip.


Today, we head to Durbuy. Wait, Durbuy, where? Durbuy is a town located in the French-speaking southern region of Belgium (otherwise known as Wallonia) about 95 kilometres (59 miles) from Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and 33 kilometres (20 miles) from Liege. Its ‘claim to fame’ is its reputation as the smallest town on earth (le plus petite ville du monde) though with a surface area of 157,5 km² and about 11,000 habitants, I think this small town’s claim is somewhat stretched. Smallest or not, this town has a special place in our hearts…read on to find out 🙂

Perched on the banks of the River Ourthe, the charming medieval town dating back to the 17th century is quaint with winding and narrow pedestrian streets lined with old stone houses. Confiturerie Saint-Amour (bottom-right of photo) is an artisanal jam factory that shows how jam is made in large copper basins…

Stop in one of the cafés for a drink while walking through the old town…

The Château d’Ursel in Durbuy which dates back to the 11th century and refurbished by the d’Ursel family who became owners of Durbuy in the 17th century…

Small as it may be, there are a number of good restaurants in and around Durbuy.  Here we are at one-Michelin star restaurant Le Cor de Chasse celebrating Valentine’s Day…which brings me to why Durbuy will always hold a special place in our hearts… Bolly proposed 🙂

I should have seen it coming. Even the town was trying to drop a hint!

Chee said yes and us BollyChees have been married for 2, coming 3 years (in 5 days’ time 😉 )…

To many more days, months and years of walking down the path of life together



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