Belgium weather is very mild – winters average at 6°C (42°F), and summers at 23°C (73°F). This July though, we had a day when the weather spiked up to 33°C (91°F). That’s also the same day that Reid, her daughter, and I headed out to Durbuy (pronounced duh-bwah), which is known for being the smallest city in Europe.
I’m not sure what qualifies as a city vs. a town, but Durbuy didn’t seem that small. It has cobblestone roads, old stone buildings, a castle on a hill, and a river runs through it. We started our tour at the Parc de Topiaries where they have a ton of topiary plant sculptures – a good place to get out some toddler energy.
Afterward, we walked over to the city center and picked up some sandwiches for a mini-picnic by the river. We saw a bunch of people kayaking down the river Ourthe..another thing for my ToDo list here. :) I thought this pup sitting in a shop doorway was adorable.
After lunch, we had enough of the heat and loaded back into the air-conditioned car and headed home. I had a hard time with my photos on this daytrip because of the harsh sun, but if you’d like to see the rest, they’re on Flickr:
- Daytrip to Durbuy (9 photos)