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Les Cottages de Valjoly  

Northern FranceValjoly, House
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The Residence



Summer France Les Cottages de Valjoly offer guests easy access to all of the attractions of the Valjoly tourist resort on the banks of the largest lake in Northern France. Our accommodation in the heart of the Avesnois National Park provides wonderful surroundings with views of the lake, perfect for a relaxing yet adventurous break.

Located just five minutes from the centre of the Valjoly, the property is on the doorstep of the numerous activities that can be enjoyed in the Valjoly Holiday Park. Guests can take part in water sports and outdoor activities, and browse the many shops and restaurants. From here, guests will also find routes to the Belgian border, and the small towns of Eppe-Sauvage and Willies. Les Cottages de Valjoly is only two hours from Lille and Reims, and Belgium’s capital city, Brussels.



All cottages come with:
- Fully equipped kitchen with hot plates, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and extractor fan
- Comfortable living room
- Spacious terrace
- Double or single beds
- Bathroom / separate toilet


The Cottages

The ideal place to recharge batteries and enjoy the great outdoors, Les Cottages de Valjoly are spacious and airy, with stunning views over the grand lake. These traditional wooden cottages are designed to fit with the landscape and the natural activity-based holiday this resort offers.

Cottages sleep two to eight guests, with modern neutral décor, large windows, and terraces with outdoor furniture, allowing guests to make the most of the fresh air. There is a cosy living room and fully equipped kitchen in each, complete with hot plates, a microwave, fridge, dishwasher and extractor fan, great for a self-catered stay.


Board Options

Les Cottages de Valjoly are all self-catered so guests have total freedom to cook and eat what and when suits them.
There are five restaurants within the Valjoly resort, serving traditional French and Belgian cuisine, as well as international favourites. A small grocery shop nearby sells essentials for that all-important picnic, or guests can jump in the car and travel to one of the nearby towns for supermarkets, and a more extensive range of restaurants.


Children's play area
Indoor Swimming pool
Wifi in accommodation with surcharge


General Facilities:   

- Children's play area
- Jacuzzi
- Launderette
- Bicycle rental
- Outdoor parking
- Activities pass with surcharge
- Indoor Swimming pool
- Restaurant
- Bakery delivery service 
- Free wifi in reception


Accommodation Facilities:   

- Disabled access
- Pets welcome
- Cot Rental
- Wifi in accommodation with surcharge


The Resort



For a break from the rat race, head to the Valjoly lake on the edge of the Ardennes region, in north-eastern France. With the huge lake and extensive woods of the Avesnois National Park, Valjoly offers excellent activity-packed holidays for families, couples and groups. Aside from energy-fuelled things to do, Valjoly offers time for relaxation and contemplation, surrounded by the beautiful French countryside, and warmed by a mild climate and generous sunshine.

Just two hours from Lille, Brussels and Reims, and half an hour to the large town of Maubeuge, the Valjoly resort offers plenty of opportunities for guests looking to enjoy both the range of activities on site, and the surrounding area of the north-east of France and the west of Belgium.

Find out more about Valjoly from our detailed destination guide.



The Aquatica Park will be closed from the 13th until the 24th of November
With such a gorgeous lake, many of the attractions at Valjoly are focused on the water. Take part in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and pedalo trips, or head to the two outdoor and one indoor swimming pools (all chlorinated). There’s a wave machine and slides, although note the strange rule that bans swimming trunks – only lycra-based swimwear is allowed in the pools!

When it’s time to dry off, explore the pretty grassy areas and dense woods of the Nostrimont forest with the extensive walks on offer. Take a picnic and find a dappled spot to enjoy an afternoon snooze in the warm weather. There are bicycles for hire, and animal lovers will enjoy horse riding, which includes splashing through the shallows of the lake. Take to the trees with a tree trek adventure course, take aim with archery and laser tag, or enjoy a game of mini golf. There are also trampolines, and the resort also offers a freshwater aquarium, with 50 species of local fish to spot and learn about.


Things to see

The region surrounding Valjoly offers plenty to do, with towns and villages ranging from a short walk to an all-day car journey.

Avesnes-sur-Helpe is a short drive away and offers interesting architecture to admire. Maubeuge has an impressive zoo, with white tigers and hippos as the main attraction.

Golf de Mormal is an hour’s drive away, and boasts an 18-hole course and tasty club lunch. Pairi Daiza in Belgium is a wonderful animal park and botanical gardens, with cheeky lemurs, bats, sharks and elephants.


Useful Information


Late arrival (after 7pm or 8 pm according to season)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your voucher.



Upon arrival, you have to pay a deposit of 260 Eu (Visacard, Eurocard, French cheque) for your house. This will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure assuming there are no charges for breakages or additional cleaning.



End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure. Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 28-112 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe du Séjour (Local Tourist Tax)


Payable Extras

- Linen Pack (sheets + bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Animal
- Daily cleaning service
- End of stay cleaning service
- TV (French Channels)


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Ski France offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking Contract

Your stay at Les Cottages de Valjoly*** is contracted with the organisation VAL JOLY EXPLOITATION (Siret: 50282272900013) which is a member of the Madame Vacances group.


Travel Information


By plane

- Lille Airport: 1.5 hours
- Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris): 2.5 hours
- Brussels South Charleroi Airport: 1 – 1.5 hours



Les Cottages de Valjoly
Parc Départemental de Valjoly
(0033) 327 61 11 23


By car

- Calais to Valjoly: 2.5 hours



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Studio cottage, sleeps 2

Rooms : 1 Bathrooms, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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Please choose the number of accommodation units before booking.
To book more than one room, please call us on
0203 475 4756
or make separate reservations on line for each room.

1 bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 4

Rooms : 1 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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2 bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 6

Rooms : 2 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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2 bedroom cottage (some with lake view), sleeps up to 7

Rooms : 2 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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2 bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 8

Rooms : 2 Bedroom(s), 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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Traveller Reviews brought to you by
Les Cottages de ValJoly
21 Rue Nationale, 59132 Eppe-Sauvage, France
3.5 of 5 bubbles
417 Reviews
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality lodging in Eppe-Sauvage
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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Recent Reviews:
Nikki O
Trip type:
Fantastic lake views
24 Sep 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Vale holy in August for 10 nights. We had an excellent lake view cottage and we were situated a short stroll to the centre... more »
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Constant birdsong, beautiful site
20 Jun 2016
We went here at half term, it rained everyday, but that didn't spoil the experience. We managed to go on the electric boats, go kayaking, paddle boarding, play impossible crazy... more »
Trip type:
Great time
11 Apr 2015
Just got backs from fantasitic week long break staying in one off he cottages. I am really a bit surprised at some of the more negative comments. We stayed inn... more »
Jill C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Holiday at Lac ValJoly
14 Jul 2014
We have just returned from a fabulous week stay at Lac de Val Joly. The madames vacances cottages we stayed in were very nice (3-4*) and we had a lovely... more »
Leiden, The Netherlands
Trip type:
Nice lake, the park itself needs changes....
2 Jun 2014
The park is located in a very nice a quiet region. This would be it. The organization of the park is one big mess. We have booked 2 apartments for... more »
1-5 of 417 Reviews
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