This moment when the landscape shifts, when the forest opens.

The Barrière de Transinne is a cardinal place. From its region, from our Ardennes, from our country. In this clearing, conquering and dormant at the same time, there is a horde of major feelings; also a kind of muted turmoil, a unique theater, one that creates legends.

What could be more tranquil and soothing than these long rows of woods, what could be wilder than this setting. If the telluric dimension arms itself with a whole, powerful, and possibly inhabited character; the heart is not made of stone, because if it is a hospitable country, it is here.

The contrast is striking between the temperament of this nature and the deep soul of the large and beautiful Inn that is the Barrière de Transinne today.

Born in 1856, making this crossroads piercing the forest a sublime clearing. First owned by farmers, it became a family pension in 1900, led for four generations by the Jacquet-Dubois family, the place lived from children to grandchildren to make it a renowned address.

Today, Romuald Blyweert and Céline Doumont work at the head of this beautiful house. Young, passionate, and experienced professionals, and through their will and their passages in beautiful Walloon houses, in a setting where the tables breathe, they offer clear gastronomy, in tune with nature and its time: Perfect Egg, Melting Celeriac, Carrots, Brussels sprouts, Semi-cooked Salmon, Tomatoes, Onions, Parsley, Pickled Radishes, Pig's Feet Croquette, Zucchini Spaghetti, Peppers, Garlic to start. The tasty and generous dishes reveal the promise of Romuald and Céline: Catch of the day, Fennel, Tomato, Olives, Roasted Quail and its foie gras, Sweet Potato, Red Cabbage, Broccoli, Artichoke, Sole, Vegetable Garnish, Veal Sweetbread, Seasonal Vegetables, Creamy Potatoes, Sherry to follow. Meringue, Lemon, Blueberry, Cheesy Panna Cotta, Mushrooms, Eggplants, Snow Peas, Cauliflower, or Blackberry around the peach to finish.

A service led by the excellent Frédéric D'Orchimont, a vigilant, high-class, and noble lineage headwaiter. The man knows how to play the role of a learned acrobat, return to his basics, and tell the beautiful nature of the place. It's rare, and precious.

A beautiful house to discover, taste, and stay. And immerse yourself in its seasons: sometimes made of fresh mists, tonic frosts, soft warmth, or gentle heat. And let yourself live.