Activities in the area to enjoy your last days of vacation
The summer holidays are coming to an end, but there are many things to do in the area before school and work can resume.
Spending Sunday at the Abbey of Trois Fontaines
Every Sunday, since the 1970s, it has been possible to come and visit the Trois Fontaines Abbey, but you can also come and buy the various local products on display, as a dozen or so local craftsmen are present every weekend to come and display their know-how. There is also the second-hand market where you can find all sorts of second-hand products for your holidays, such as bicycles, camping tents, kayaks, etc. In the particular sanitary context of this year, not all the rooms of the abbey could be opened this summer, and some exhibitors had to work outside. It is also possible to visit the bicycle museum a few metres further on, to find out more about this means of transport and its evolution.
Go on a treasure hunt in the Meuse
This summer, the Leisure Centre of the Gates of the Meuse have organised treasure hunts. From 1 July until 30 September 2020, access to this activity is completely free of charge. By recomposing a mystery code made up of 7 clues, scattered in several villages, you will be able to access the famous treasure.You will then need to bring the entry form and a map, distributed in Montiers-sur-Saulx, Gondrecourt-le-Château or La Houpette, but also in shops, hotels, campsites, gîtes, restaurants and the Sud Meuse Tourist Office, event partners.It is also possible to download the Baludik application, which allows you to download this newsletter directly onto your smartphone. 26 kilometres long, this is an opportunity for young and old alike to discover the heritage of the department, with a visit to the Saulx and Renaissance castles on the Barrois.At the end of the activity, there are several prizes to be won: smartphones, mountain bikes, unusual stays or even a first flight, among others, which will delight participants, whether they are children, teenagers or adults.
Cross Joinville by pedal boat
For the third consecutive year, the town of Joinville offers pedal boat rides to residents and visitors, giving them the opportunity to discover the local heritage over two kilometers, and to enjoy an outdoor activity with family or friends.Last year, the tourist office recorded a total of 1,000 pedal boat visits, a figure they would like to surpass despite the slowdown caused by the covid-19 crisis. Indeed, in order to guarantee health safety on board, pedal boats and life jackets are disinfected after each use.
Cycling on the Sacred Way
Since 2018, it has been possible to pedal on the rails of the railway in the Massonges forest in Bar-le-Duc. For two kilometres, the bicycle-rails offer their passengers the opportunity to pedal on an old railway of the sacred way, an activity that is both fun and sporting, allowing visitors to recharge their batteries in nature while exercising a physical activity. By reservation at the Sud Meuse Tourist Office, this activity is open to everyone on Wednesdays and Sundays until 6 September, for a rate of 12 euros per bike.