Aubechies Archéosite is a fascinating open-air museum where 5,000 years of history are laid out in the form of a reconstructed village, with dwellings ranging from primitive mud huts to an elegant Roman villa, with the designs taken from the finds of archaeological digs in the region. The aim is to show how people of different epochs lived their daily lives, from the Neolithic Period to the 3rd century AD.
The place comes alive on Sundays in the summer, when skilled artisans show how our ancestors mastered the skills of pottery, weaving and blacksmithing. You can also take a trip around a wooded artificial lake on a Roman barge that was discovered nearby and painstakingly rebuilt using traditional methods. English-speaking guides are available for groups.www.archeosite.be