Since 1996 Crupet, in the municipality of Assesse, is ranked among Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie, the most beautiful villages of the French-speaking region of Belgium. The association now has 28 villages. The rural Wallonies plays its challenge between preserving the past and the need of the people to live in the contemporary comforts. And it wins. The success of Crupet, that with its less than 500 inhabitants has found its way through tourism, proves it
Considered the most bucolic village in the province of Namur, Crupet is in a region where water is omnipresent. The beauty of the houses of the XVII and XIX century, nicely huddled in a hollow, is immediately evident. What do we do here? The countrymen. As in the sixties did some rich people from Brussels and Antwerp, who restored their houses, followed by the inhabitants of the village. Today there are about fifteen historic houses that make Crupet a gorgeous village made of sandstone and limestone. Along a low and a high road, you can admire the facades and some entrances of the courtyards. The medieval donjon stands out in the midst of a shallow stretch of water. A little bit higher up, to draw attention is the beauty of the place where stands the church of San Martino, with the square, the rectory and the cemetery. The small village has numerous restaurants and cafes where you can taste a regional beer, the “Crupetoise”. There are many young people looking for a better quality of life who come here from the city.