Come and participate in the ducasse d'Jean in Landelies during the third weekend of September to walk d'Jean on Sunday from 8:00 am and see him go off in a bonfire at nightfall. Also enjoy the other festivities of the village over 6 days such as the evenings, the pétanque competition or the gilles' outing.
The Marches de l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse are a set of folkloric marches, taking place from May to October, in Belgium in the Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse. Old religious processions dedicated to local saints, protectors of parishes, have taken on a folkloric character over time, without however the religious aspect being totally lost. They are accompanied by armed escorts, also traditional.
In 2012, fifteen of these steps were recognized as masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
The Domaniale forest is part of a forest massif of more than 750 ha. This massif is bordered by the municipalities of Anderlues, Landelies, Thuin and Leernes. Its altitude varies from 110 to 190 meters. It makes the transition between the silty plateau of Anderlues and the valley of the Sambre.
Charleroi, a post-industrial city fascinates lovers of urban and / or underground activities. The outskirts are made up of plateaus, open landscapes punctuated by small wooded valleys and by a listed architectural heritage.
The south of the Metropolis has a set of 5 lakes backed by unspoiled and unspoiled nature whose landscape features unique in Europe make it a destination for leisure and relaxation. Throughout the year, Charleroi Métropole offers experiences for everyone.
In the 7th century, Landelin alias "Maurosus", a notorious brigand, returned to settle on the scene of his misdeeds in the hope of seeing his faults redeemed. He converted to Christianity and founded Aulne a few leagues from Lobbes. Initially Benedictine, Aulne was dependent on Lobbes and suffered from numerous invasions. In 1147, it joined the principality of Liège and became a Cistercian abbey, obeying the order of Clairvaux. From this period, Aulne-la-Riche entered into direct competition with Lobbes-la-Savante. Discover the fascinating history of this abbey over the centuries ... Today, well after the devastation of May 14, 1794, in the middle of nature, it lays bare before you and reveals all its secrets ...
The town of Binche is famous for its carnival and its architectural heritage. The city, surrounded by medieval ramparts, is also known in the world for its lace.
The Binche carnival is attracting more and more visitors thanks to its recognition by UNESCO as part of the world heritage as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.
Composed of smooth and drivable surfaces, the node-node cycle network of more than 1150 km is aimed at all-road bikes. It mainly uses RAVeLs, slow lanes and roads rarely used by motorized vehicles to guarantee a satisfactory level of safety. A green region, preserved, authentic and conducive to outdoor recreation. Peaceful country and forest paths dotted with postcard-worthy vantage points.
The cottage is located next to Point-Node 34 of the "1000 bike stations 34" network
25KM WALK "AT THE HEART OF A BUCOLIC INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE"
It is like a real impressionist painting along the beautiful, plunging Sambre valley, home to majestic swans, geese and ducks and featuring manual locks, typical taverns and the magnificent ruins of Aulne abbey. Along this node way, cross through Hourpes with its astonishing château and labourers’ homes from the 17th century metallurgical industry. Semi-rural landscapes in Anderlues, as well as Fontaine-l’Evêque, proudly show the traces of our prosperous mining past.
You can start the route directly from the gîte and follow the downloadable map via the link below.