To discover on the French side

The Thiérache region also has plenty of beautiful hidden spots to explore.

Just a 30-minute drive from our cottage, the ValJoly offers a multitude of land, water and water-based activities.
As far as land-based activities are concerned, there are plenty of paths to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback, in the heart of nature and by the water's edge.
If you are a fan of activities in or on the water, the ValJoly is sure to please! The House of Sports and Nature is equipped with windsurfing boards, catamarans, paddleboards and kayaks. This place also has a large swimming pool that combines calm with intimacy with its saunas and hammams and excitement with fun with its large red ball in the center of the pool for wave lovers.

In the heart of Hirson municipal forest, the Blangy waterfall is a superb place to discover on your bike rides or on foot, where you can also cool off.

If you are having a rainy day and want to do activities? The Île Verte in Hirson (10 minutes drive from the cottage) has an indoor swimming pool with a small outdoor area and several bowling lanes with a small bar to keep you entertained and occupied on wetter days.

The Monks' Ponds in Fourmies has a small beach where you can swim or pedal-boat on a sunny day. These lakes are surrounded by wooded paths where magnificent walks are also possible.