May 3, 2011

Durbuy, The Smallest Town On Earth!

A couple of weekends ago, we drove southeast of Brussels to a beautiful little place in the "Ardennes".  Durbuy's residents (only about 350) have dubbed themselves "The Smallest Town on Earth" .  But I must tell you, this little hamlet is packed with wonderful narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants, and a castle that stands magestically on the banks of the Ourthe River.

The Ardennes is a region of Belgium you MUST visit when you're here.  The drive through this lush countryside just kept me saying, "oooh and awe" and sighing.

And a "Cheese Route"!!!!  Oh my, I'm in Heaven!

Must get to "Durbuy" though because we have plans to do some kayaking down the Ourthe River.  But first a little walk through this town where time seems to have stood still.

Oh if I could just figure out how to get some of this stuff back home to Las Vegas.

There were so many great options for lunch with all the wonderful umbrella covered terraces.  But I think we made a great choice!

After lunch we made our way to "LPM" where we rented ourselves a kayak for 10 euros each and started out on our 1 hour trip down the Ourthe River.

I've done some kayaking before, but never past a castle!

This little day trip was just what the doctor ordered, so peaceful and beautiful and relaxing!

And of course I have more pictures of our day for you to see.  Just click here "Where's Debbie" and then click on the album "Durbuy"


  1. It may be a small place, but it is big on pretty sights. I enjoyed the tour and your visit most of all. That TV was in a public restroom. I never watch the one I have.

  2. It looks so picturesque! Must have been a lovely trip :-)

  3. Wow, Debbie, we'll have to try finding this place next time we're in Europe.
    Dick is out of town on business, so I'll mail him this link. He loved sea-kayaking in Costa Rica, but kayaking past a castle is a whole 'nother thing!
    If you ask the right people in Las Vegas, they'll build a life-size replica of this town for you right there in the desert. LOL
    Luv — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. What a lovely little place, I like that Castle. It looks like you had a good time.

  5. castle always give a mystical feeling.

  6. Oh my this kind of place I should bring two extra battery for my camera hehe. It's very pretty!!

  7. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful the world is through your pictures!!


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