Viroinval

Nismes, Jardin d’O and Fondry des Chiens

Nismes is a charming little village worth exploring. You can spend the day at Jardin d’O, the communal park with a castle, an amazing water playground,`pedalos, stepping stones and much more. Fondry des Chiens is a unique rock formation in Belgium with beautiful nature around

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Nismes
Jardin d’O
Fondry des Chiens
Touristic train
Hike
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Nismes

Nismes is quite charming and there are a lot of restaurants near the center of the village

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Jardin d’O

Jardin d’O is a big park with nice playgrounds…

…but what is really worth it is the water playground!

There are also pedalos and mini golf. We loved going around the lake and under the quirky bridges with the pedalos!

The stepping stones were also a big success. There are several creeks around the lake as well

You can find the opening hours and cost for pedalos in Jardin d’O here
There is free parking at the park (not many places)
There is also mini golf, you can find details here
There is also an orientation game. You can get it from Maison du Tourisme, see details here

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Fondry des Chiens

Fondry des Chiens is a geological formation that is unique in Belgium, a natural sinkhole about 20 meters deep

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Touristic train

You can see both Jardin d’O and Fondry des Chiens with a touristic train or with a 4km hike. The touristic train goes around Nismes for about one hour, all the way up to Fondry des Chiens. The language of the visit is French. You can take your stroller with you. Also accessible for wheelchair users
You can find opening hour and cost here
Starting point:
Rue Vieille-Eglise 5, 5670 Viroinval
https://goo.gl/maps/wPHUPcZ6quqrcUZq8

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Hike

You can see both Jardin d’O and Fondry des Chiens with a touristic train or with a 4km hike. For the 4km hike (2km to Fondry des Chiens and 2km to go back to the starting point), you can start at the church of Nismes and follow the red rectangle.
*You can download the document for this hike here. This is a map and info on what you see, no gpx file in this link
*You can find the gpx file here
*Starting point of the hike:
Eglise Saint-Lambert de Nismes, 5670 Nismes
https://goo.gl/maps/R3rXxjC8oY3t6xzF7
*Stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly
*Dogs are allowed on a leash

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Nearby

Ride the Three Valleys steam train and visit a small train museum in the Ardennes

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Lac de l’Eau d’Heure

Lac de l’Eau d’Heure is nearby, the biggest lake area in Belgium with tons of activities around, many signposted hiking trails and kilometers of stroller friendly paths around the lakes. There is also a swimming zone at Plate Taille

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Natura adventure park

Natura adventure park offers parcours accrobranches, e-scooters and bikes, barbecue, bangee jumping and the highlight is… A zip line over the lake!!!

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Relais de Falemprise

Relais de Falemprise is a great place in the area of Lac de l’Eau d’Heure to spend a sunny day with the family. There are jumping castles (and a water slide!), pedal boats, a lake to swim, a frituur with a huge sandpit near the lake

Relais de Falemprise

Relais de Falemprise is a great place in the area of Lac de l’Eau d’Heure to spend a sunny day with the family. There are jumping castles (and a water slide!), pedal boats, a lake to swim, a frituur with a huge sandpit near the lake

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Aquascope

Aquascope is a fun and educational parcours for kids around the natural reserve of the lake Virelles with a good playground and ice cream to finish

Aquascope

A fun and educational parcours for kids around the natural reserve of the lake Virelles with a good playground and ice cream to finish

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