Viroinval is a municipality assembling 9 villages ( Dourbes, Le Mesnil, Mazée, Nismes, Oignies-en-Thiérache , Olloy-sur-Viroin , Treignes , Vierves-sur-Viroin and Viroinval) in the south of Namur Province in Belgium. The whole 9 villages has around 5,700 inhabitants on 120,89 km2 out of which 22,5 % of farming land and 65,68 % of forests. Viroinval is the municipality in Belgium with the highest density of its territory in Natura 2000 and in natural areas with protected status. This asset is valued within a sustainable tourism development strategy. Viroinval has also received the European EDEN prize in this category.It is also a forest town with the PEFC label which is studying a sustainable strategy for a wood energy sector. The municipality already has a wood boiler for social apartments and for its nursing home.


Belgium Wallonia


sparsely populated areas

Degree of urbanization


population of 5724

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“Smart village” strategy

1° Highlight the environmental qualities of the municipality to encourage teleworkers to settle in our territory.
2° Use digital technologies as a performance indicator for tourism policy and as tools for analyzing the needs of our visitors.
3° Bring added value to the tourism policy based essentially on the natural quality of our territory by using augmented reality digital technologies.
4° Promote ecosystem of short circuits and the development of a residential economy to give the territory levers of attractiveness around the return to the local, the quality of life, the natural, as well as the support for sustainable tourism.


Contact Information

Commune de Viroival,

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