Cultural and/or tourist associations
Museum of the CeltsCentre de Recherches Archéologiques en Ardenne (CRAA) asbl (Ardennes Archaeological Research Centre)
Although the Celts didn’t write very much, their neighbours, who were often impressed by Celtic civilisation, have passed down texts that talked about them, sometimes twisting reality… to make out that they were cruel barbarians!
The library has a “Celtic archive” that includes books about Celtic folklore and traditions that you can borrow to your heart’s content!
Tourist Information Office
The Tourist Information Office has all the information you might need about partners and events to do with “Libramont-Chevigny, la Celte”. They also have maps (for walks, cycling routes and mountain bike treks) of the area so you can explore its villages and stunning sites.
These routes can be downloaded free of charge from the website http://www.lagrandeforetdesainthubert.be
Maison du Tourisme de la Forêt de Saint-Hubert
The Pays de Saint-Hubert Tourist Information Office has lots of information about events organised by partners of “Libramont-Chevigny, la celte”, as well as some “Libramont-Chevigny, la celte” products available to buy from its shop.
Food and drink
À la main vertePermaculture market gardener: fruit and vegetables. Traditional and age-old varieties
The Celts may not have had potatoes or chocolate, but they certainly didn’t do without! Celtic farmers understood and knew how to manage the land. When it came to plants, the Celts didn’t just use them for cooking… Christine and Philippe will share their knowledge and their love of the local area with you.
“À la main verte” have a kitchen garden where ancient vegetables have an impressive history.
You can taste them or learn how to use them to colour fabrics.
La Pause Chocolat -ThéArtisan chocolate and tasting room
The Celts may not have ever tasted chocolate… But they knew how to treat themselves!
Honey was the perfect ingredient for sweet treats including cakes and confectionery.
La Pause Chocolat Thé sells bars of chocolate infused with Celtic flavours, as well as hazelnuts, which were very popular among the Celts.
A souvenir from “Libramont-Chevigny, la celte”, giving you the perfect excuse to take home an artisan treat that does Belgian culinary craftsmanship proud, to the delight of any self-respecting foodie.
L’HerberieNaturopath, organic shop
The Druids, those iconic Celtic figures, knew all about natural remedies for various problems. As well as this, Celtic culinary fashion is now a new source of inspiration for anyone who wants to take precautionary measures, in other words, by eating healthily!
L’Herberie sells a combination of herbs that were popular with the Celts, which you can use in infusions. They also have lots of information about the plants and ingredients that the Celts would have known about, as well as their benefits and some recipe ideas.
Crafts, leisure and decoration
Aurélie MoreauStained glass - jewellery
The Celts loved their jewellery and came up with designs inspired by the forces of nature, flora and fauna. They used fire to manipulate metal, but also glass.
Aurélie Moreau works with glass and metal in different forms, including stained glass, jewellery and glaze.
She shares a passion for technical research with our predecessors and draws on nature for inspiration. By appointment, she will welcome you in her workshop where she will introduce you to her trade, her creations… or her garden.
Aux couleurs d’argilesCeramicist, workshop and supply store
The Celts produced a lot of ceramics for everyday use, for cooking, storing and serving. The techniques that they used are well known, as ceramic pieces are often found in archaeological sites.
Aux Couleurs d’Argiles has a workshop and shop selling ceramic equipment where you can learn about this ancestral art. Anne Dory will be delighted to share her passion, her knowledge and her know-how with you.
Le temps de rêverQuality decorations, games and toys for children
Did the Celts know how to have fun? What games did they play? Archaeological discoveries will be of particular interest to board game fans.
Le Temps de Rêver has lots of detailed documents about these games, from the simplest to the most complicated. You will also find accessories (hand-made swords and shields) as well as Celtic dressing-up outfits that you can make yourself, if you’re that way inclined!
La Table créative de MarieCreative leisure
Weapons, jewellery, crockery… Items from tombs discovered in Europe in general and the Ardennes more specifically give us some valuable information about the day-to-day lives of the Celts.
La Table Créative de Marie, which isn’t far from the site of an archaeological dig that uncovered some fascinating items, has some lovely decorative and useful pieces: a wooden box to keep fibulas in (also made by La Table Créative de Marie) and other jewellery.
Point FilQuality wool, haberdashery and gift ideas
The Celts were renowned for the fabrics that they wore, which they made themselves, from sheep’s wool to weaving. The textiles produced were even used commercially in to exchange for other goods.
PointFil will give you an overview of the artisan techniques used by the Celts: books about spinning and weaving techniques, a loom to have a go on, designs, tunics and cowls made of wool…
Valérie Gatelier de Van&RieBasketwork
- 4, Rue Courteroie, 6800 Libramont (Libramont-Chevigny)
- 0497 49 10 71