|Airport|| 120 || km |
Holiday Park; Romantic; Among nature
The Thiérache, the area around Oignies, is a pure delight for anyone who loves vast forests and pristine nature. The foothills of the Ardennes offer wonderful opportunities for extended hikes or bicycle rides. Typical of this region are the original museums and a real steam train, which runs between Treignes and Mariembourg during the entire summer season. In winter there are cross-country trails and ski-runs. Hastière, situated 6 km from the French border and close to the village of Dinant, is a popular tourist destination known for its unique location on the Maas. Hastière also offers a variety of other attractions including caves and a marina club (offering sailing lessons). The best known and most spectacular activity remains of course the famous trip down the Lesse River by kayak or boat. The impressive Maas Valley is flanked by rocks lots (Freyr), magnificent castles, and forested hillsides. Throughout the year numerous events are held in the 'valley of living water'. Some examples: Carnival in Olloyund Vierves; flea markets in Olloy; Soap Box Derby in Nismes at the end of June or early July; the migration of Entre-Sambre et Meuse; open day at museums; steam train celebration in Treignes in September; and the Christmas markets from the beginning of December. Activities for children include the Espace Arthur Masson (animation for children in a former school); steam railway in the three valleys between Mariembourg and Treignes; and the little train from Nismes. Of course the playground and petting zoo with its goats and donkeys will remain the high point for the littlest children. Hide-and-seek, hiking, games and building are all part of fun in the forest...