Situated in the heart of the Ardennes, Bastogne is known for the important role it played in the Battle of Ardennes. It is also famous for its memorial tourism with the Bastogne War Museum (almost 500,000 visitors since it opened in 2014). Bastogne has become the leading tourist attraction in the Province of Luxembourg! The town is also renowned for its dynamism with 300 shops open on Sundays. The many tourist attractions, an unspoilt setting, waymarked trails for nature lovers, and fantastic cuisine are some of the many assets that make Bastogne a great place to live and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Bastogne is also known for its sports. Every year crowds flock to the many competitions held in and around the town: the Bastogne 20k run, the Legend Boucles, the European Quad Trophy, the Nut’s Night Run, the Circuit des Ardennes and Liège-Bastogne- Liège. La Doyenne has been delighting cycling fans for over a century. This year, with the second ever women’s race, La Doyenne is set to be as successful as ever and a great boost for business and tourism.
Quality of life is the common thread that weaves through the rich tapestry of the neighbourhoods of Ans. Popular, residential and commercial areas, industrial estates, rural landscapes for those who gravitate towards the great outdoors… Ans has something for everyone. The Municipal College has developed a forward-looking and environmentally friendly urban project, with a lighting plan for several municipal buildings. Public parks are developed to promote relations among cultures and generations. Ans boasts top-notch sports facilities as well, with 80 different clubs in 25 sports and more than 5,000 members out of a population of 30,000. Hosting the finish of Liège-Bastogne-Liège “Hommes” and Liège-Bastogne-Liège “Femmes” and several world-renowned cycling races just goes to show the importance of sport for life in Ans. However, the town is also a leading cultural hotspot of the Province of Liège thanks to its Cultural Centre and the multiple exhibitions on display in Waroux Castle.