Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie

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Sign outside Thon-Samson describing it as "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia"

Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (French; in English: "The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia") is a non-profit organisation formed in 1994[1] to promote, protect and develop a number of villages in Wallonia, Belgium.

The association is inspired by the organisation Les plus beaux villages de France[2] and is established as an ASBL in Belgium.

The villages which are members of the association are: Aubechies, Celles, Chardeneux, Clermont-sur-Berwinne, Crupet, Deigné, Fagnolle, Falaën, Laforêt, Lompret, Mélin, Mozet, Nobressart, Ny, Olne, Ragnies, Sohier, Soiron, Sosoye, Soulme, Thon-Samson, Torgny, Vierves-sur-Viroin and Wéris. The villages are selected based on their rural nature, listed buildings, architectural heritage and will of the inhabitants and municipal officials.[3]

Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie organises events such as Un Dimanche, un Beau Village, (one Sunday, one beautiful village) where one village is highlighted and promoted each week, and activities take place to allow visitors to explore the culture and heritage of the village.[2]

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  1. ^ "BrusselsLife : Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie" (in French). Retrieved 2013-04-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Rural Success Story" (PDF). European Commission. 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 2007-03-14. 
  3. ^ "The non-profit making association "The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia"". Retrieved 2007-03-14. [dead link]

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