Large-scale Ardennes. Art de vivre to share. The warmth of the Walloon welcome. Welcome to Brigitte and Jean-Pierre Dufour's hotel.
"We offer breaks full of gourmet treats and relaxation at the heart of Ardennes."
This Luxembourg province is a surprising place. Belgium's green lung, the nature is lush and the landscapes breathtaking. Nestled at the heart of the Ardennes forest in Haute-Lesse, the Moulin de Daverdisse, The Originals Relais flourishes in six-hectare grounds. Jean-Pierre and his family welcome their guests to a beautiful and traditional Daverdisse hotel. "We want people to feel at home here," says the owner. He also takes charge of the kitchen, seeking out new flavours for his guests. The family looks after 24 comfortable rooms. The ambiance is cosy and almost intimate. Comfort and idyllic nature allow guests to recharge their batteries. In the spa, relaxation and unwinding is easy for the very pampered guests.
A strong contemporary style with traditional touches, a cosy ambiance and a dash of modernity: the 24 rooms in this elegant hotel are simple, understated and comfortable. "Our hotel is warm and friendly above all else," says Jean-Pierre. The practical and relaxing living spaces are perfect for couples, friends, families or colleagues seeking quality and attentive service.
- Non smoking room
The Moulin de Daverdisse, The Originals Relais has its own gourmet restaurant in Daverdisse. Morning and evening, Jean-Pierre and his team busy themselves in the kitchen, seeking new combinations of flavours. In the evening, head to the bar to order Trappist beers, cocktails and mocktails. Make the most of the incredible terrace. To get the day off to a good start, the Dufour family serves up a buffet breakfast.
MOULIN DE DAVERDISSE
South of Belgium, this Luxembourg province is an incredible place. Spectacular nature and landscapes easily accessible from the hotel
WELLNESS AREATo relax, take a stroll in the hotel's six-hectare grounds. If you'd rather stay put or the weather doesn't suit you, visit the 'Wellness' space to recharge your batteries. There you'll find a 13x4 metre pool heated all year round to 28°C, while the sauna and steam room are a chance to completely unwind.
BOUILLON AND THE SEMOIS VALLEYExplore the little town of Bouillon, the capital of the Semois Valley, 30 minutes from the hotel. It's overlooked by a fortress (the work of Vauban) standing on a rocky crest. The Semois Valley boasts spectacular landscapes. A tributary of the Meuse, it twists and turns on a steep-sided path. The picturesque, isolated path is the homeland of illustrious knight Godefroy de Bouillon and a region steeped in legend with its fairies, witches and pierre à marier (wedding rock).
BASTOGNESymbolic of the terrible clashes during the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne is less than an hour from the hotel on the Ardennes plateau at an altitude of 515 metres. At the town's northern exit lies the immense and impressive Second World War memorial. The museum immerses visitors in a journey through the Battle of the Bulge with an audio guide and video screenings.
The hotel comes with a fully equipped, adjustable seminar room in an idyllic setting.
With high ceilings (2.2 metres), this 60 m2 room can accommodate 25 people during residential seminars and up to 35 people during day seminars. It can be made into a U, rectangle, cocktail lounge or banquet hall.