Nearby activities

L’Empereur golf course in Walloon Brabant is well placed for visiting the stunning natural attractions and history-steeped sites in the area.

Ways walking trail

Ways walking trail

L’Empereur golf course / Glabjoux farm is the starting point for your easy 9½ km walk to the pretty town of Genappe, set among rolling countryside. On the way you’ll pass pretty little villages like Baisy-Thy, historical sites like the Chapelle Notre-Dame de Montaigu and beautiful Brabant farmhouses.

  • 10 minutes by car
The Lion’s Mound

The Lion’s Mound

A must-see attraction is the Lion’s Mound, an artificial hill dominated by Van Geel’s cast iron lion. The Lion of Waterloo is one of the most famous monuments in Belgium. It was erected between 1823 and 1826 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. You can see the lion at close quarters if you’re brave enough to climb the 226 steps that take you there.

The round building at the foot of the mound depicts a key moment in the Battle of Waterloo on a huge fresco painted by Louis Dumoulin.

  • 15 minutes by car
Villers Abbey

Villers Abbey

Entry from €4

An incredible cultural experience awaits you at Villers Abbey! This ancient Cistercian abbey is located near Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant. Founded in 1146 by Bernard de Clairvaux in the Thyle valley, this monastery was one of the first “daughters” of Clairvaux Abbey. You can visit the ruins and gardens, which are now part of Wallonia’s exceptional cultural heritage.

  • 15 minutes by car