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Around Corbion


The very varied route takes you first to the 'Chaire à prêcher', a steep rock formation above the Semois and the ruins of the Montragut castle. The remains are limited, but the view is fantastic. A passage leads to other beautiful viewpoints before you arrive in Frahan, which is located at the end of a river meander. On the other bank you will discover the charming old tobacco village of Poupehan. You cross the Semois again for a final climb that brings you back to Corbion, formerly known for its tobacco cultivation and processing.

Distance: 11 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 356 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Red diamond and red triangle.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Crêtes de Frahan.

From Corbion it goes to the rock formation 'Chaire à prêcher' and further on the crêtes de Frahan to the highest point, the 'Château de Montragut'. From Frahan it goes towards Poupehan along the banks of the Semois. From the cave of Notre-Dame de l'Ourthe it goes back towards Corbion.


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The path on the ridge of the Crêtes de Frahan can be slippery in wet weather.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Tobacco museum.

The nice smell of tobacco meets the visitors in this museum where Gaëtane invites you to get acquainted with the art of tobacco making and the work of her husband Vincent. As an introduction, a video montage of about fifteen minutes is presented. Then you can discover the museum yourself, where signs explain the origins of planting tobacco, the history, the traditional processing per stage.

Tobacco museum.

POI 2 - Ruins of the Montragut castle.

The ruins of the Montragut Castle are located on the crests of Frahan, in the famous meander of the Semois. Excavations have uncovered the remains: three round towers and a wall. One suspects that the castle was never completed because the place where the fourth tower and the honorary square should be build was never smoothed. Perhaps the place was abandoned because, like a real eagle's nest, it was almost inaccessible.

Office du Tourisme de Bouillon.