Aquascope Virelles Lake

Rue du Lac 42 - 6461 Virelles

Aquascope Virelles Lake

  • Car park
  • Coach car park
    5 parking spots
  • Dogs admitted
  • Maestro
  • Visa/MasterCard


  • CGT
  • Wallonie destination qualité
  • Passeport
In the Museum setting, plunge into the middle of the lake: the aquatic animals show you their records and their skills. Follow the life of the lake through all seasons on a big screen.
At weekends and during the school holidays a nature guide will show you the hidden secrets of the lake by means of cameras placed on the site and in the nesting boxes.

Ready for a walk? It's time to go and take a closer look at the lake from the banks and from the treetops! Get ready to go back 500 years through the history of the lake, which has known lots of changes.Finally you will learn how you can help protect the environment.

Children's playground - picnic spots - barbecue - tavern restaurant with terrace - nature shop - departure point for rambles.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    02/03 to 10/03: every day from 11.00 to 17.00. Weekends in March: from 10.00 to 17.00 • 06/04 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 03/11: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00 and weekends from 10.00 to 18.00. Closed Mondays (except public holidays) • July - August and during school holidays: every day from 10.00 to 18.00 • 21/12 to 29/12: from 11.00 to 17.00 (except 25/12) • Last admission at 16.30 - Minimum tour length: 1.5 hrs
  • Price
    adults €7.50 - children (6-12) €4.50 • Annual season ticket : adults €18 - children €10
  • Tour length

    1.5 hrs to whole day

Information for groups

  • Price
    (min. 15 people) €5.50 including 1-hour guided tour • €7.50 including 2 to 2.5-hr guided tour
  • Information
    • Can be combined with other tourist attractions • Nature activities - nature classes
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  • 2019
    Les aubes sauvages de Virelles
    Les aubes sauvages de Virelles

    Une aube sauvage à Virelles, une excursion intimiste et silencieuse, à l’heure où la nuit bascule vers le jour, à bord d’un Rabaska, un grand canoë indien de 11 places, et en présence d’un animateur nature compétent et passionné.

    Quelques petites infos : 

    • les samedis ou dimanches matin, de mars à octobre
    • rendez-vous fixé une heure avant le lever du soleil devant l’entrée du site de l’étang de Virelles
    • durée de l'activité : entre 4 et 5h
    • petit déjeuner compris une fois le soleil levé

    Redécouvrez le lever du soleil à Virelles !

  • 2020
    Le Festival de l'oiseau - The Bird Festival in Virelles
    Le Festival de l'oiseau - The Bird Festival in Virelles

    Looking for something to do on the second weekend of September that involves nature? Come to the Festival de l'Oiseau in Virelles on 13 and 14/09/14!

    A 6th edition not to miss!

    Originally an optical materials fair - all manner of quality binoculars and long-distance vision aiding tools will be exhibited and can be freely tried out.

    However, today, this festival hopes to become the major event for naturalists.

    As always, photography will play a big part, with pieces and specialists at your service: they will share their experience and talent with you.

    There is also the opportunity to discover the lake and its surroundings in a little tourist train.

    For children: Initiation to binoculars, birds quiz, large family game, nature entertainment... and finally, photograph exhibitions, stands, excursions, guided tours of the nature reserve of the Virelles lake...

    The festival's full schedule is on the website.


    Adults: €6

    Children (6-12 ans): €3.50

    Natagora, Nature & Découvertes (Nature & Discoveries) and WWF members: €4

    "Carte S" and disabled persons: €4

    Groups (more than 15 people) booking necessary: €4.50

    Taking part in the tours of the reserve, visits to Lompret and naturalist excursions are free when you present of your "Festival de l'Oiseau" entry ticket.

    Booking is required.

    Access to the second day is free when you show your ticket for Saturday!