woensdag 29 juni 2016

The north of France

This "Blog" will be about the north of France along 
"the Belgian border"

What we visited, 
What we liked, 
Where we slept and dined! 

Entre Sedan et Montmédy

Parc naturel régional des Ardennes

Hierges

Givet

Fumay

Revin
Maison Espagnolle

Monthermé

La Flandre Wallone

Lille

Villeneuve-d'Ascq
       musée pleine aire

Roubaix
    Piscine

Valencienne

Spanish house (tourist info)

It was already a restaurant in 1680! Where Luis XIV came for dinner!
http://www.bonfermier.com

French Flanders

Cassel

Godewaersvelde

Saint Omer
Clairmarais

Bergues


Hazebrouck

Arques

Seninghem

Aire-sur-la-Lys

L'Avesnois

L'Avesnois

Forêt Domaniale de Mormal
http://www.parc-naturel-avesnois.fr/blog/2012/10/03/la-foret-de-mormal/








Locquignol

Village in the center of the wood of Mormal with some very good restaurants!

Our favourite! Au Bon Groin http://aubongroin.wix.com/estaminet





Maroilles
Famous for it's "Maroilles" cow's-milk cheese


Les Caves de l'Abbaye de Maroilles
 La flamiche

http://www.marmiton.org/recettes/recette_flamiche-au-maroilles_24681.aspx


Temple d'amour 

Rue du Pont de Sains, Rond-Point  59177 Sains-du-Nord
A nice moment for an monumental photo-shoot!






Bavay

Near the Belgian border and on the way to the forest of Mormal.

The Forum Romanum settlement! (Bagacum) and Roman museum.

Archaeology Site   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavay

















Le Cateau

Musée Matisse    Palais Fénelon, 59360 Le Cateau-Cambrésis











"Révéler un peu la fraiche beauté du monde"
"Reveal a little of the fresh beauty of the world" By the way Matisse's museum is located next to a school for girls only! 


Eclaibes

This is an amazing place to spend some time for walks or just resting in one of the " hamacas "
from Maiso d' Eclaibes!

Superbe Chambre d'hotes     http://maison-eclaibes.fr/en/the-environment/discovery-tour


HILAIRE SUR HELPE

A bit outside the town,
In case you like donkeys & walks this is the place to stay.
Chambres et table d’hôtes  Les Mout'Anes http://www.lesmoutanes.fr/?cat=home


Le bocage's natural land-scape!