Located on the side of a hill facing due South, the Durnal campsite basks in the Bocq valley, a stone’s throw from Dinant, Namur, Ciney, Chevetogne and Crupet, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia.
Its proximity to the E411 motorway makes it ideal for an overnight stop, but it’s also a very good base from which to explore the region.
The Durnal campsite is open all year and has pitches for tents and caravans, plus serviced parking places for camper vans. Static caravans are available to rent.
Groups, for example friends, families, choirs and sports clubs, are welcome to camp in a separate area with campfire facilities.
Unusual facilities include for cocoon pods, circular wooden cabins and a transparent bubble tent, offering a more amusing stay close to nature. An igloo may be added soon.
Unusual facilities include for cocoon pods, circular wooden cabins and a transparent bubble tent, offering a more amusing stay close to nature.
Olivier recommends: Les fromages de Julie
Julie Gilain runs a goat and sheep farm. Trained at the EPASC Agricultural College at Ciney, she makes cheese from their milk, as well as cow’s milk that she buys from local dairy farms. She produces a wide range of different types of cheese: fresh, soft, hard and pressed-curd, including goat Crottins, creamy sheep’s milk cheese, mature sheep’s milk cheese, bacon-wrapped goat’s milk cheese and her own feta-type cheese called “Fèt à Durnal”. All mouth-wateringly good! She also makes yogurt and ice cream in the summer. She loves learning how to master the process from A to Z, including caring for her livestock, maturing and perfecting her cheeses and selling them direct to the public.
Her small grocer’s shop offers an assortment of other local produce, including milk, eggs, bread, flour, biscuits, fruit, vegetables, jams, mustard, chutney, fruit juice, traditional lemonade, cooked ham, smoked ham, sausages and seasonal black puddings. In short, 'terroir' on a plate!
Les fromages de Julie
12A, Rue Bonny d'au ban, 5530 DURNAL, Belgium
Tel: +32 484 03 75 00