A few words about Redu, Book Village :

To be precise, it all began over Easter weekend 1984...

It was on this weekend that for the first time, books flooded the streets of this small village with scarcely 400 inhabitants. There were books everywhere: on the pavements, in barns and old stables, on the stalls erected specially for the occasion. And what a remarkable success it was! Some 15,000 visitors descended on the town to participate in the first ever rare and second-hand book fair held in the Belgian Ardennes.
And so Redu, Book Village was born.

That was some 30 years ago...

Today, as you wander through the streets of Redu, you can visit around forty shops, of which 15 are bookshops. If you like reading, there are no less than two kilometres of bookshelves for you to peruse in the various bookstores in town. You will find a multitude of books on the broadest range of subjects.

Today, Redu Book Village plays host to more than 200,000 visitors from around the world.

The Tourist Office for the Pays de la Haute-Lesse can be found right next to our hotel :

Place de l'Esro, 60

6890 Redu - Belgique
Tel. : +32(0)61 65 66 99

Fax : +32(0)61 65 65 16

Web : www.haute-lesse-tourisme.be

Mail: info@haute-lesse.be

Opening hours :

  • From 1 March to 31 October: 09:00 till 18:00,

  • From 1 November to the end of February: 09:30 till 16:30.


There you will find lots of useful information on this wonderful region; here are a few of the sights to see:

  • Redu, Book Village :

  • The 15 bookshops in Redu are delighted to welcome you on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Outside these periods, from Monday to Wednesday 3 to 4 stores are open and on Thursdays and Fridays there are 6 to 8 bookshops open.

  • ESA Station(European Space Agency satellite control centre)

  • The hamlet of Sechery and its half-timbered farms.

  • Transinne (+/- 4km):

  • Euro Space Center (interpretation centre devoted to space discovery),

  • German cannons from World War I. In the village square.

  • Villance (+/- 7km) :

  • Marie-Thérèse Bridge. Stone bridge with four arches (18th century) which enabled passage between Paris and Liège over many centuries,

  • Roche des nutons (legendary site),

  • Wez de Bouillon walkway on the Lesse.

  • Libin (+/- 9km)

  • Sentier des nutons (Theme park). On the road to Smuid,

  • Rocher des nutons. Legendary site along the river Lesse.

  • Anloy  (+/- 10km):

  • Trou des nutons (legendary site),

  • Military cemetery from 1914.


We must not forget to mention the remarkable natural heritage, including: fishing in the river Lesse, the numerous signposted walks in the woods and forests, spectacular viewpoints and amazing trees, amongst other things.


And just a little further on, you can also visit :

  • Porcheresse (+/- 10km)

  • Clog museum

  • Tellin (+/- 12km)

  • Bell and Carillon Museum

  • Sohier (+/-16km)

  • One of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia

  • Libramont (+/- 22km) :

  • Agricultural and Forestry Fair (July)

  • Museum of the Celts

  • Saint-Hubert (+/- 20km)

  • The Basilica

  • Game park

  • The Redouté Museum

  • Museum of rural life - Fourneau St-Michel

  • Han-sur-Lesse (+/-20km)

  • Han-sur-Lesse Caves

  • Game park

  • Lavaux Sainte-Anne (+/- 23km)

  • Lavaux-Sainte-Anne Castle

  • Rochefort (+/- 25km)

  • Gallo-Roman Malagne archeological park

  • Lorette Cave

  • Bouillon (+/- 30km)

  • Fortified castle

  • Archéoscope

  • Bastogne (+/- 60km)

  • Mardasson Memorial

  • Bastogne Historical Center

  • Villers-Devant-Orval (+/- 65km)

  • Orval Abbey