Arlon, the ideal holiday destination!
Immerse yourself in the culture of Wallonia with a visit to Arlon in the province of Luxembourg! Just a few kilometres from your campsite in the Belgian Ardennes, the rich heritage of Arlon is revealed in a multitude of different forms: Gallo-Roman remains to explore with the family at the archaeological museum, the time-worn stones that shape the narrow streets of the historical centre, the lush rural valleys that surround the town and all the local regional produce so typical of Wallonia.
Even in the heart of your Sandaya campsite, there’ll be no shortage of fun to ensure you enjoy every minute of your holiday. After a lazy breakfast, how about a great workout on the tennis or beach volleyball courts. You’d rather go bathing? Then it’s time to hit the water in the swimming pool of the water park with its fun aquatic play area specially designed for the kids! Fancy getting out to conquer the surrounding countryside? Collect what you need for your picnic from the campsite mini-market and set off by bike or on foot along the tracks and hiking trails through the heart of the Belgian Ardennes!
Visit Arlon with the family
Dating back an incredible 2,000 years, Arlon has a host of fascinating tales to tell! So let its famous archaeological museum recount times gone by as you enjoy an educational trip with all the family.
During the visit, you’ll be able to admire the museum’s impressive sculpture gallery, home to works that show what life was like in Arlon during the first 3 centuries AD. You’ll also be able to discover a remarkable collection of antique craftwork that illustrates all the expertise of the artisans of the time. Once you’ve quenched your thirst for knowledge it’s time to take the road back to the campsite: a hearty dinner awaits you at the restaurant for the best possible end to the day!
Visit Arlon as a couple
In the province of Luxembourg, the forests and valleys stretch as far as the eye can see. And the landscapes around Arlon are no exception! For a truly romantic visit, opt for green tourism in the heart of the Attert Valley Natural Park, to the north of Arlon. Its superb hiking trails make for a great excursion on foot, by bike or even in a horse-drawn carriage. Our favourite route? The Remarkable Trees circuit in the Attert Valley, there’s no better way to lose yourselves in the heart of nature.
Once you’ve returned to civilisation, take a stroll hand-in-hand through the narrow streets of Arlon: from Place Léopold to Saint-Martin’s church via the age-old district of Saint-Donat, you won’t be able to resist its authentic charm!
Camping Arlon: our handy tips for a successful stay
In Arlon, don’t miss tasting the “Maitrank” (May wine) that replaces white wine on the restaurant tables!
Each year, Arlon becomes one vast medieval city, just for a weekend between August and September!
Make the most of your trip for a free visit to the Clairefontaine Abbey, one of the few remains in the area that date from the medieval period!
For an unspoilt view over Arlon, climb to the top of La Knippchen, a small hill dominated by the church of Saint-Donat!