Active kids will love the freedom of a family holiday by Lac du Val-Joly in the wildly beautiful Avesnois Natural Park. Not only is it the largest lake in Northern France, it’s a playground for all sorts of water sports and the ideal place to try anything from sailing to canoeing in complete safety. On dry land, the glorious Nostrimont forest makes for the best type of adventures. There are miles of easy-going cycle paths within minutes of the lake, along with plenty of on-tap activities like horse riding and archery, mini-golf or swimming in one of Summer France’s three family pools. And gentle summer temperatures here mean you can let kids spend as much time as they like outdoors. But the residence also has an exciting freshwater aquarium, as well as several shops and restaurants. Nearby towns and villages are interesting to explore and the Belgium border is only a short drive away from Lac du Val-Joly.
Lakeside and close to all the fun, Les Cottages de Val Joly are designed for families with bright living areas, private terraces and well-equipped kitchens. Guests have access to three swimming pools (two outdoors) and a wide range of on-site activities including sailing, canoeing, horse riding, cycling, mini-golf and archery. In terms of travel, this Summer France residence is less than two hours drive from Rheims, Lille and Brussels – direct UK flights to Brussels take from just an hour and 15 minutes.