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By mountain bike Medieval circuit in the Noye valley

On your bike in the Noye valley! Start at the Berny-sur-Noye lake. Not far from there, the “le souffle de la terre" sound and light show livens up the end of summer every year. 700 volunteers are involved and thousands of spectators come to watch. Then, direction La Faloise, alongside the Noye river. Admire the village’s traditional and picturesque houses.

 

 

 

Chapelle Saint-Aubin de Sourdon
Chapelle Saint-Aubin de Sourdon

Pedal away to Chirmont. There is a bell and a font on place Julie-Hennard. As you ride through Sourdon, take a look at the Saint-Aubin chapel. Legend has it that the saint did not want to stay locked up here. When the door was closed, a supernatural being stole the door and hid it in the undergrowth.

 

Tombeau de l’Eglise de Folleville
Tombeau de l’Eglise de Folleville

In Quiry-le-Sec, perhaps you’ll see game of long tennis on the outdoor court. This ancestor of tennis is still played here. The village of Folleville is just a short distance away. The ruins of a 15th-century castled built by the lords of the same name remain on the motte-and-bailey castle site. The tower has a stairway with 120 steps. The platform was used as a watchtower.

Le Val de Noye is a beautiful French region where the living is good. The forest stretches as far as the eye can see. Folleville, where I’ve lived since 2002, has an important historical heritage. The aim of our association is to promote and add value to this heritage through visits, and, since 2003, the Médiévales. This is a festive weekend which, in 2007, attracted 9,500 people. We also have a major project to restore the site.”
Jean-Claude Brasseur, chairman of the association of the site of Folleville

 

Pédalo au plan d’eau de Berny
Pédalo au plan d’eau de Berny

The neighbouring church, a world heritage monument, contains multiple artistic trends. In the choir, admire the wealth of superb marble Renaissance recumbent statues. Vincent de Paul gave his famous sermon from the throne chair here in 1617. Back to the Berny-sur-Noye lake. An ideal place for a picnic, pedal, crazy golf, etc.

 

Practical information :

  • way marked circuit
  • 31km
  • Car park at the lake
  • Prepare your equipment

Download the route :

Plan du parcours (pdf-1,35 Mo)