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The Lakes

Vallée de la Bresle

Overview

Head for the Bresle Valley for a 4 km long family walk along the water and back in time.

Leaving from the picnic area at the Lakes in Nesle-Normandeuse, your walk will start in the shade of the trees. By the water, you will wind through the lakes and the sometimes turbulent waters of the river Bresle. This charming little area is teeming with life! This nature site is home to carp, water snails and birds.

Further away, you will cross a railway line. Even though the train station in the village is closed, look carefully before crossing since this line is still used to link Beauvais and Le Tréport!

The waymarked path will then take you to explore the village of Nesle-Normandeuse. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Bresle Valley, also known as the Glass Valley. As early as the Middle Ages, the valley specialised in glass making. The know-how of its master glassmakers is renowned throughout the world. The Bresle Valley is particularly renowned for the production of perfume bottles. Three quarters of the world production of luxury glass bottles is made here, in this unique area. Today, the village's glass production has ceased but you can still admire its old factories, imposing brick buildings that have helped to build the reputation of the valley.

Your walk will end on a tarmac section that follows the river La Fontaine Saint-Pierre, which has its source a little bit further up.

A rich and varied walk accessible to everyone!

It lasts : 01h 00
Distance : 4 km
Leaves from  : NESLE-NORMANDEUSE
Arrives at  : NESLE-NORMANDEUSE

Entretien : OFFICE DE TOURISME AUMALE / BLANGY-SUR-BRESLE - 02 35 17 61 09 - tourisme@cciabb.fr

Tarred path : 77%

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