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an exceptional program all summer long

Por the third consecutive year, the Community of Municipalities of Hauts de Flandre (CCHF) is setting up its magazine “Le Bonheur est dans le pres”, a summer diary that compiles all the riches of its territory. His goal ? Give visibility to all economic, tourist and cultural players in Hauts de Flandre. An initiative that was born in 2020 following the first confinement. It supplemented the relief fund set up by the CCHF to support companies in difficulty. For three years now, “Le Bonheur est dans le pres” has won over its public and invited all the inhabitants of the region to (re)discover the jewels of the Hauts de Flandre.

Consultation of the magazine and booking of activities on boutique.ot.hautsdeflandre.fr

“Happiness is in the near” is a summer diary that compiles all the riches of the Hauts de Flandre territory. – Community of Municipalities of Hauts de Flandre

To practice with children

Go to the Hauts de Flandre tourist office in Bergues, Esquelbecq, Hondschoote and Watten to discover treasure hunts and treasure hunts. Equipped with a road book, you will have the opportunity to set off in a playful way to discover the villages to learn about its particularities and hidden treasures.

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Set off in a fun way to discover several villages to learn about their particularities and hidden treasures.
Set off in a fun way to discover several villages to learn about their particularities and hidden treasures. -Adobe Stock

The churches put on a show!

In all the Hauts de Flandres, music invites itself into our churches! From July 23 to August 20, 2022, the “Music in the Church” festival is making a comeback by signing for a third edition. Jazz and classical music will resonate in the heart of the emblematic places of our villages. Sometimes closed to the publicfive churches open their doors to you and take you on an exceptional musical journey.

Special guest of the festival, the trumpeter from Lille Romain Leleu, elected
Special guest of the festival, the trumpeter from Lille Romain Leleu, elected “instrumental soloist revelation” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2009, will be present with the Romain Leleu Sextet. – Thomas Baltes

• July 23 at the church of Socx: “Trio flutes and piano” with Mélanie Jannequin, Laurène Delaliaux and David Jannequin (baroque and contemporary music)

• July 30 at the church in Bierne: “Cello Guitar Show” with Marie-Caroline Lebriez and Valentin de Francqueville (guitar and cello duo)

• August 6 at the church of Brouckerque: CeDeL (saxophone quartet)

• August 13 at Broxeele church: “Guitar Duo” with Parsa Sanjari and Julien Legrand (classical guitar)

• August 20 at the church of Watten: “Face(s) à Face(s)” with Romain Leleu Sextet (classical and popular music)

Every Saturday at 7 p.m. Price €5 per adult, free for children under 18. Reservation required on boutique.ot-hautsdeflandre.fr

Rendez-vous in exceptional lands

Summer Days

In Nieurlet, during the Summer Days, discover the educational garden of La Sauvagine Terre et Passion®. Nestled on a strip of land in the heart of the Audomarois marshes, this exceptional site awarded by UNESCO will teach you “The art of cultivating your garden naturally”. On the program for your day: navigation by boat on the wateringues and watergangs (rivers) to reach La Sauvagine Terre et Passion®, visit of the estate, picnic based on fresh seasonal and local products and conference by Guy Boulnois on “The ‘art of cultivating your garden naturally’.

July 21 and 30, August 4, 11, 18 and 25, September 9, 17, 24 and 28 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Prices: €40 per adult, €35 per child (up to 11 years old). Reservation required on boutique.ot-hautsdeflandre.fr

Discover an educational garden nestled on a spit of land in the heart of the Audomarois marshes.
Discover an educational garden nestled on a spit of land in the heart of the Audomarois marshes. – Guy Boulnois

The Brouckailler walks

The Saint-Omer marsh will no longer hold any secrets for you! Since 1997, Martine and Pascal have been passionate about discovering this unique place, the only cultivated marsh in Hauts-de-France. Thanks to mini-cruises, boats, pedal boats and canoes, venture into a real labyrinth of watergang and admire the wonders of an environment classified as a biosphere reserve. This summer, the Brouckailler offers two walks to discover the special atmosphere of the Audomarois marshes:

• La Redoute special: 10 and 31 August at 10:30 a.m.

• Semi-nocturnes: July 23, August 6 and 16 at 9 p.m. and September 23 at 7 p.m.

Prices: €9.20 per adult, €6.50 per child (5 to 11 years old). Reservation required on boutique.ot-hautsdeflandre.fr

Venture into a real labyrinth of watergang and admire the wonders of an environment classified as a biosphere reserve.
Venture into a real labyrinth of watergang and admire the wonders of an environment classified as a biosphere reserve. – Pascal Engraved

Sport, leisure and well-being at Linéo

This is the new thing for the start of 2022. Linéo, the Aquatic and Well-Being Center of the CCHF in Wormhout, provides the public with modern and varied equipment to enjoy the benefits of water. The aquatic area has three pools, a lagoon and a 50 m long slide. The wellness area is equipped with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a sauna, a hammam, a cold bath and a herbal tea room. For the entire summer period, the establishment offers several appointments:

• Swimming course for children. Monday to Friday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. until September 1.

Registration required. Price: €65 (€60 for CCHF residents)

• Inflatable water course. Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. until September 1st.

Supplement of 2 € on the entrance price

• Water polo tournament. July 22, 27 and 29, August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Fitness evening. August 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Price: €6 (resident €5).

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The Linéo Aquatic Center has three pools, a lagoon and a 50 m long slide.
The Linéo Aquatic Center has three pools, a lagoon and a 50 m long slide. – Lineo

Closer to animals

Meet the llamas and alpacas at Pitgam. Spend a unique moment with endearing animals.

July 25, August 1, 8 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Price: €30 for 4 people.

Guided tour of snail farming from La Colme to Looberghe with Gégory Laude, snail farmer.

July 22, August 13 at 7 p.m. Price: €5.5 per person.

Spend a unique moment with llamas and alpacas in Pitgam.
Spend a unique moment with llamas and alpacas in Pitgam. – Les C’AmélieD de Pitgam

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