A remarkable site for more than one reason, the Lake Neufchâteau valley combines three major assets: a lake in a quality natural setting, a vast leisure area, and contiguity with the town centre.
The leisure base project is structured into three activity centres reflecting the gradual transition from urban to natural surroundings: a sports/urban centre, a fun/outdoor centre and a family/nature centre.
In Virton, the Rabais valley is a veritable landscaped setting surrounded by forest, dedicated to outdoor tourism and leisure accommodation. Three lakes form the heart of the valley. The leisure base project is structured around two of these lakes.
The objective of the study is the tourist and leisure development of each of these sites. It includes a diagnosis of the existing situation, positioning sketches, development scenarios, definition of investment envelopes, technical, economic and financial feasibility study, a master plan, illustrations. The study was carried out in consultation with elected representatives, municipalities and local stakeholders.
Location: Neufchâteau and Virton (Belgium)
Public contracting authority: Centre d’Ingénierie Touristique de Wallonie (CITW) and intercommunal company IDELUX
In collaboration with Alterespaces
Completion of the study: 2015