Village of the "Nutons"
Discover Achouffe, its beer, its brewery, its restaurant-tavers, its terraces, its concerts on saturday evening, its fishing ground, its game animals park, its swimming pool, its walks...
Achouffe is located in the hollow of a small fairy valley where you can sometimes see a group of happy "Nutons", at the cross of the brooks Martin-Moulin and Chevral, and it is one of the smallest and one of nicest villages of the entity. Achouffe is a touristic village par excellence, and it is grouped around its chapel and its brewery, "the smallest in Belgium". It was founded in an ancient farm and its beer is brewed exclusively with spring water from Cedrogne that gives it its flavour. A tavern that is open Inside the brewery enable you to taste the produced beer in the best conditions, after the visit.The Saint-Joseph chapel was built at the beggining of the 19th Century, and it has among its furniture a statue of the Virgin from the 17th Century and a Saint-Roch from the 18th Century. The fish breeding is after the bridge and it was founded at the cross between the two brooks.
The legend of the Nutons:These dwarfish characters, typical from the Ardennes, lived in a cave (the "trou des nutons" on the road from La Roche to Houffalize) and they owned a tunnel that went up to the Notre-Dame de Forêt chapel, between Taverneux and Sommerain. During the night, they mend the Houffalize inhabitants' shoes, and this is why Houffalize is popular as "Nutons' town". In 1807, two draft dodgers from the town took refuge in the hole, they were shoemakers. During the night, the inhabitants of the town used to put their ripped shoes and some food at the entry of the cave. the next day, they got back their shoes, repaired.