Recreation, CULTURE and relaxation (move the mouse on frames for more details and then click to open the link)

carte touristique Accro-branche in Osly-Courtil : acrobatic course in a forest. Contact : 06 89 44 73 68 Reims, town of french crowns and kings. Its cathedral and the famous angel with a smile, but also the palais du Tau, the marvelous Saint Remy basilic. And don't forget, the capital of champagn ! The Coucy le Château forteress (20 km) and its medieval garden. Blérancourt castel (34 km) Vic-sur-Aisne castel (37 km): donjon from XII century and castel from XVIII century, you will enjoy walking through beautiful gardens Soissons (22 km), mérovingiens kings capital. From towers of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes abbey, stained glasses of Saint-Gervais cathedral, to Clovis history ! Villers-Cotterêts castel (45 km): château of renaissance period built by François the first, where he signed the ordonnance of Villers-Cotterêts in 1539. Pierrefonds castel (53 km): built in XV th century by Louis d’Orléans, dismantled by Louis XIII, this big castle was rebuilt by Viollet-le-Duc on request of Napoléon III. modern art exhibition. 03 44 42 72 72 cruise on the Ourcq : board and go in a impresionism environment. Cruise with lunch in 3h30 (go & return) or a simple cruise to the nice village of la Ferté-Millon. 03 23 96 41 25 Disneyland Paris : only at 1h20 drive from the cottage.  Septmonts donjon (26 km): amazing castel from XIV century. Native house of Jean de la Fontaine, in Château-Thierry (58 km) close to chemin des dames Fère en Tardenois is the native town of Camille Claudel. Don't miss the very nice covered market from the XVI century No real party without champagne ; the simple noise of the cork when you open the bottle makes you happy. It's true, champagne means party The chemin des dames (from 2 km to 20 km) : the name come from an arrangement in 1770 to allow Louis XVth daughters to walk to la Bove castel. It is a 22 km way strategic for armies. Many places will allow you to remind the dram which occurs on these places. Caverne du dragon (16 km) : this underground fortress of the war 1914-1918 has a terrible history. The museum remind you the terrible battles which occurs on this place during the second world war. Vauclair abbey (20 km): in the heart of Vauclair forest, you will discover the rests of this cistercian abbey and its garden with medicinal plants. Possible trek from the abbey (3h00). Ailette Center Parc : at only 15 min from the cottage. Beautiful nature, adventurous sporting activities and a comfortable private cottage. Mediaeval town of Laon (15 km), old town and the cathedral. The fortified churchs in Thiérache (50 to 70 km), many churches from XII and XIII century which have been fortified in XVII century to protect from spanish Circus, accrobats, theater. Isis company propose every month a show (soirée cabaret). More informations to Marie-Paule Bancel, at the end of rue de la Tuilerie or on the web site of the company. Recreation area  of Axo'Plage : 5 min walk (Monampteuil lake) : spread on 40 hectares. Sand beach, bathing under control (free acess in low season). Many places to play, joung children will enjoy La Guillaumette


GREEN Tourism and SPORT Activities

Sportmens can practice many activities :

  • Golfs :

- Golf du Val Secret : in Château Thierry (64km) : 03 23 83 07 25
- Golf de Champagne : in Villers Agron (48km), 03 23 71 62 08
- Golf de l'Ailette, at 5 minutes, international level, the 18+9 holes is famous. Technical with the lake proximity.

  • Trek in the Aisne by foot, mountain bike, with horses or horse. The hiking trails weave their way between the plates Soissonnais agricultural and wooded valleys Laonnois own. The forest of Saint Gobain and its 9000 hectares is the delight of walkers.

  • The new greenway (French "Voie verte") starting in Monampteuil (5 minutes walk from the cottage) is now open. More détails here.

  • Accro-branche in Osly-Courtil : acrobatic course in the forest. Contact : 06 89 44 73 68

  • Kayak, fishing, first fly in balloon, tennis...



  • minutes walk from the house, the restaurant "La belle Provence", at-Pargny Filain  

  • « L'auberge du lac », at Monampteuil (0.5 km). 03 23 21 63 87