Marche-en-Famenne (pop. 17,000) is not a touristic town, but can be used as a quick stop-over on the way south to the Ardennes.
The traditional speciality of Marche is lace, which can be seen at the local lace museum (Rue des Brasseurs 7, open Tue-Sun 10am-12noon and 1-5pm ; 3 €). There are a few buildings of interest in the centre, like the brick and stone town hall, the 14th-century St-Remacle's church fully built in stone (which reminds of Ciney's collegiate church), and many nice houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The neighbouring village of Waha boasts Belgium's oldest Romanesque church (built in 1050), a renowed carnival as well as a Guinness Book record for its bonfire during the Alsatian festival.
Also in Waha, the Castle of Champlon-Famenne is the main residence of the Duke and Princes of Arenberg in Belgium.
How to get there
Marche is best accessed by car. It stands along the N4 motorway (Namur-Arlon), about 30min from Namur or 10 min from Ciney. The N4 separates Marche from Waha.
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