Known as the site where much heavy fighting took place during World War Two, Cleravaux boasts a number of charming and historically fascinating attractions. Clervaux is a town with a rich medieval history and enjoys a picturesque setting in a narrow valley. The slopes above the town are thickly wooded, and the River Klierf threads its way pleasantly through this inviting region. Located next to Belgium with its holiday homes Namur and the Netherlands with its lovely South Holland apartments Luxembourg offers a special and friendly atmosphere.
The main attraction for people taking Clervaux holidays is perhaps the 12th Century castle, a building which looms protectively over the town. The castle now houses the local government offices as well as a small museum documenting the Battle of Bulge. This key battle of World War Two was partially fought in the nearby woods, and visitors can see items and equipment used during the fighting of the Ardennes Offensive, in which the castle was almost destroyed. Clervaux holidays would not be complete without a trip here.
On the footsteps of Luxembourgs history - Clervaux
The Abbaye Saint Maurice et Saint Maur is a Benedictine Abbey which sits above the town in the woods. Dating back to the early 20th Century, the abbey now houses a Roman Catholic mission to Scandinavia, and is associated with the Icelandic writer Halidor Laxnes, who converted to Catholicism when visiting the Abbey. Close to the Abbey, there is a 12.5 metre high cross, a monument to the fighters who resisted French invasion in 1798.
The castle also houses an extraordinary photographic display known as the 'Family of Man'. This, the brainchild of Luxembourg-American photographer Edward J Steichen, is a collection of documentary photographs from around the world which was originally put together in the 1950s. The exhibition functions as a historical document of the diversity and complexity of human experience, and is a world famous cultural landmark. If you only visit on one attraction whilst staying in your holiday lettings Clervaux, let this be it.
Suitable for fans of doing sports - Clervaux holidays
For the sports enthusiast enjoying Clervaux holidays then there is an 18-hole golf course in the town, as well as several tennis courts. Many people staying in holiday lettings Clervaux also take advantage of the opportunity to hike or ride horses through the nearby woods. There are also some great mountain bike trails to test the more adventurous visitor. Fisherman can also enjoy themselves in the River Klierf and its associated waterways.
With some friendly restaurants and hotels in the town, as well as the woodlands and historical buildings to explore, anyone enjoying a stay in holiday lettings Clervaux is sure to enjoy its charms. If you're staying a longer time in Luxembourg, you should make a trip to one the following destinations: