This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Champlon. To help you make friends with Champlon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Champlon, Belgium, belongs to Tenneville, a municipality located in the south of Belgium, in the Luxemburg province. It is also part of Wallonia and therefore primarily French-speaking (some people also speak German or Dutch). Just under three thousand people live in the municipality, which is approximately one hundred thirty-five kilometres southeast of the capital Brussels. The airport in Brussels offers frequent flight links to many European and international destinations, so this airport is the best option if you plan to arrive by plane. Since the Luxemburg province is rather rural, you'd better rent a car, as it is the best option to explore the sights in the region. Champlon is a small settlement with not much to see, but it can serve as a perfect starting point to discover the sights in the area such as the La Roche-en-Ardenne Castle or the Hotton Caves.
La Roche-en-Ardenne Castle is fifteen kilometres northeast of Champlon. The oldest structures of the complex were built in the ninth century. The castle has undergone many changes since then. Nowadays, it is ruined and a popular tourist attraction.
The Hotton Caves (in French, Grottes de Hotten) are a thirty-minute drive from Champlon. It is an exceptional natural heritage, awarded with two Michelin stars. The caves were discovered in the mid-twentieth century. They are around six kilometres long and seventy metres deep. One of the highlights is the scary chasm, which is more than thirty-five metres deep. Consider that between November and March the caves are mainly open at the weekends. There are guided tours at the weekend and for bigger groups during the week. Between April and October, the Hotton Caves are open daily, and it is not necessary to book a guided tour then.
In and around Champlon, you'll mainly find smaller guesthouses and holiday apartments. The rural atmosphere of most places is really charming. If you look for a typical hostel in Champlon, Belgium, there are a few that focus on younger and active tourists’ groups. Families are welcomed, as well. Hostels in Champlon, Belgium, are an excellent location for nature lovers, too since the unspoilt nature of the Ardennes is just nearby.
Written by local enthusiast for Champlon hostelsFlo