Based on the bank of the of the largest lake (180 hectares) in Northern France and located just a few hours from both Lille and Brussels, Val Joly is an ideal place for an active, summer break.
Its high placement means the temperatures remain cooler; great when there is lots of exercise to enjoy, including walking, running, canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing. The mild weather, plus its proximity to Lille and its three swimming pools, make it an ideal destination for active families
Parents and children can take part in the numerous water sports, explore the whispering woods of Nostrimont forest, join in with a glass workshop or even have a friendly game of mini golf. New for 2019, kids (and big kids) can try the three inflatable games, work together to solve riddles on the escape game (minimum age seven), discover different worlds using virtual reality (minimum age eight) and master different terrain on a skateboard (minimum age 12). And, why not discover the 50 species of fish living at the nearby Freshwater Aquarium? Alongside the more common breeds spot carnivorous black bass, stroke smooth sturgeons and keep an eye out for canny crayfish.
After each exhilarating day, everyone can enjoy a meal out at one of the many restaurants or pick up some fresh produce at the local market and enjoy it in the comfort of the private cottage.
Situated in the heart of the Avesnois Regional Nature Park, Summer France’s Les Cottages de Valjoly enjoy wonderful surroundings with views of the sparkling lake.
From here, guests will also find routes to the Belgian border and the small towns of Eppe-Sauvage and Willies. Plus, Les Cottages de Valjoly are only two hours from Lille and Reims and Belgium’s capital city, Brussels
Inside, guests can make the most of the fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and welcoming bedrooms all featuring modern, neutral décor and large windows. Each cottage comes with a spacious terrace complete with outdoor furniture; a wonderful place to relax with a well-deserved drink while watching the sunset.
All the accommodation is self-catered, meaning adults and children have complete freedom to cook and eat what they want, when they want, however, there are also five restaurants within the resort serving traditional French and Belgian cuisine alongside international favourites.
And for those wanting a change of scenery, why not visit the grocery shop, purchase some treats and head into the countryside for a chilled picnic?
A week’s stay, during the summer holidays 2019, costs from £64 pp (£256 total) for a one-bedroom cottage sleeping up to four people.
For more information, visit: www.summerfrance.co.uk or call 0203 475 4756.