The 13th edition of “Wallonia Weekends Welcome” event, which invites visitors to discover the local treasures, with the support of citizens or associations having something to share, will begin on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, announced the Walloon Minister of Tourism, René Collin, at a press conference in Grand-Hallet (Hannut, Liège) on Thursday.
In total, six weekends lasting until November are devoted to the initiative.
These gatherings, with numerous ambassadors from the south of the country, whether they be craftsmen, merchants or simple residents, intend to give more visibility to the hobbies, collections and know-how of the Walloons. The gatherings sometimes take place in unusual or hidden places, like the museum of the lithographed tin can which was launched this Thursday. This museum houses the world’s largest collection of tin cans.
The minister, René Collin, for whom “tourism in Wallonia is an adventure at every step” cordially invited everyone to come and discover the Walloon peculiarities.
Since the beginning of “Wallonia Weekends Welcome”, some 15,000 exceptional places have been presented to the public. Turtle breeders, hat collectors, straw house builders and air hostess costume collectors, in particular, have opened their doors and exhibited their uniqueness.
On the weekend of 22 and 23 April, five territories (single or multiple municipalities) have been suggested, namely Bièvre / Vresse-sur-Semois, Mouscron, Sainte-Ode / Tenneville / Bertogne, Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse Stavelot. The event will also continue for five other weekends, namely 20-21 May, 17-18 June, 23-24 September, 21-22 October and 11-12 November with other territories still to be discovered.