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View on Bouillon in the Semois valley from the castle.The famous tourist town of Bouillon lies close to the French border, deep in the south of the Belgian province of Luxembourg. Already worth a visit for its beautiful surroundings around the river Semois, the town is most known for its fortified castle. This castle was once owned by Godfry of Bouillon, leader of the first crusade to Jerusalem in the year 1096.

The town is first mentioned in a text of 988, but it was probably already inhabited The Semois river in the Gallo-Roman period. It is now a lovely tourist city, where people who like to spend their holidays in green surroundings will certainly find something to their liking. In the local tourist office information can be obtained about different walking routes in the Bouillon area. Also fishermen will find the Semois river an interesting place to practice their sport. (Note: fishing is only allowed if you have a fishing license, delivered by a Post Office in the French speaking part of Belgium. Licenses for the weekend and public holidays can be obtained at the Tourist Office of Bouillon).


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICE
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  Syndicat d'initiative, Chateau Fort - 6830 Bouillon Tel: (061) 46.62.57
 Fax : (061) 46.82.85

HOW TO REACH BOUILLON :
By public transport : from Brussels to Libramont via Namur, or from Brussels to Libramont via Namur/Dinant/Paliseul. In Libramont there is a bus service to Bouillon. By car from Brussels: Namur, Dinant, Beauraing, E411 exit 25 in Libramont and then N89 to Bouillon


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