Les Etangs du Francbois

In the area

Entre Sambre et Meuse is a fantastic region that offers you a great offer of natural beauty, culture, sports and culinary pleasure. We have selected some fun sights and activities for you. Your hostess is always ready to provide more information.

Beautiful nature

Lac de l'eau d'Heure: largest reservoir, of course also for water sports enthusiasts The view over the Maas on Freyr The beautiful gardens of Annevoie The caves of Han

The weekly markets

Thursday: Florennes Saturday: Philippeville Sunday: Mariëmbourg

Cultural heritage

Dinant & Namur: visit their citadel and take a cruise on the Maas. In Namur, you should definitely stroll in the Latin Quarter (shopping) and visit the Rops museum. charleroi: the photography museum is of top quality but there is much more: "Bois du Cazier" in Marcinelle is recognized as world heritage and gives you not only the story of the biggest mining disaster ever, but also a very fascinating insight into our industry. Mons "Le Grand Hornu" is a beautifully restored mining site with an excellent design museum. Walcourt: Medieval city, city walls, beautiful basilica with onion-shaped spire. Maredsous / Madredet, Floreffe and Chimay abbeys where you can of course also buy the excellent beer and cheese. The most beautiful villages in Wallonia: we are surrounded by the most beautiful Walloon villages and they have charm for sale: Celles (35km) - Crupet (41 km) - Fagnolle (20 km) - Falaën (32 km) - Lompret (32 km) - Sosye (26 km) - Soulne (26 km) - Vierves Sur Viroin (32 km) and we add one more themselves: Dourbes (25km). The steam train of the 3 valleys that runs from Mariëmbourg to Treignes. You can see and experience the old steam trains, take your bicycle with you and get off at every station and explore the area, a unique experience for a sunny day!

Nice food in the neighborhood


Brasserie du Bocq in Purnode with an excellent tour, café and sunny terrace. Brasserie des Fagnes in Mariëmbourg, Maredsous and Chimay (be sure to taste the "500" that you will not find elsewhere).

Regional and farm products

Ferme Crêve cœur in Yves-Gomezée: home-grown meat, but above all excellent natural ice cream, ice cream cakes, yoghurt and butter. The snail farm of Warnant: the famous Petit Gris that you will find in the Comme Chez Soi. Ferme de la Sauvenière in Hemptinne-les-Florennes: foie gras and confit duck leg are our favorites!


L'eau Blanche – Bistro -33km Rue Gustave Joaris, 33 27 Lompret 6563/060 Closed on Thursdays La Broche – restaurant – 21.18.64km Rue Grande, 34 22 Dinant 5500/082 Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays Matthias and Sea – restaurant – 22.82.81km Route de Philippeville, 12,5 34 Tarcienne 5651/071 La Table d'Anas – Bistro – 21.86.24km Rue de France, 6 3 Philippeville 5600/071 Closed on Mondays Aussi catering service La vache rouge – Bistro – 66.66.19km Rue de Charleroi, 2 3 Yves-Gomezée 5650/0485 Open: 20.02.39/7 – 7-18.00 – Sunday: 22.00-12.00/15.00-18.00

Brasserie du Quai – Bistro Rue du Quai, 9 5000 Namur 081/65.70.03 Mon - Sat: 12h - 14h30 and 18h ​​- 21h30 Sun: 12h - 15h and 18h ​​- 21h30 Auberge les 4 bras – bistro – 6km Rue de France, 49 5600 Philippeville 071/66.72.38 Closed on Mondays Le Phénicien – restaurant – 6 km Route de France, 33 5650 Philippeville 071/66.81.33 Closed on Tuesdays Il Gusto Giusto – Italian restaurant – 6 km Rue de Namur, 35 5600 Philippeville 071/12.07.09 Closed on Wednesdays

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