Le Fondry des Chiens

Le Fondry des Chiens, Nismes: Address, Phone Number, Le Fondry des Chiens Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Fondry des Chiens
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Thea S
Ghent, Belgium372 contributions
Forget about the gorges you saw in other countries. This is completely different. Belgium's only gorge is small and pretty. I recommend to make a walk in the surroundings instead of just driving up to the gorge take picture and go back home. Nature is very beautiful there, but be careful for ticks.
Written August 3, 2020
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enwee
Antwerp, Belgium120 contributions
Family
Belgium is a small yet great country, and so are our canyons!
West of the river Meuse, close to the French border in the Fagne-Famenne area, you find the nature parc 'Viroin-Hermeton'. Among tourists, this area is less known but among lovers of nature, the Viroinvalley has a serious reputation: Viroin stands for calcium-grazelands full of wild orchids, many kind of rare mosses, rare insects and reptiles. In the hills, nature has formed hundreds of crevices, minicanyons and even grottos. The ecosystem and biodiversity in this nature area earns its spot among the richest in the world with a botanic welth of up to 60 kinds of plants per m².

1) You can reach this area via the town of Nismes (area code 5670, via E420-R5 to Philippeville, direction Couvin, exit for route N939 direction via Mariembourg to Nismes). Several trails start at the church in the centre of Nismes, a small but typical town. Tourism office with further info is at the other side of the square, opposite the church.

2) Trials:
--The yellow rectangle takes you trough 7.5km of forest, grazeland, orchids, steep hills, panoramic 'Falconrock', and of course the canyons.
--The 9km red/white rectangle marks the beautiful trial 'Les Abannets', following the river.

3) Bring boots or sturdy walkingshoes, a walkingstick can be of help on the steeper parts. These trails are not suitable for strollers, nor wheelchairs. Dogs are allowed on a leash.
4) other things in this area: steamtrain Mariembourg 5660 toTreignes (and back), railroadmuseum in 5670 Treignes, grottos of Neptune in 5660 Petigny.
Written April 8, 2018
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Leo L
Mechelen, Belgium29 contributions
Couples
No, you dont spend hours there and yes you see similar things in many mid to far away countries but hey, for Belgium you can do a wonderful astonishing walk from Nismes church, red route 4km (2km back and forth) or yellow route does a round 7km, well signalled, great experience!
Written April 4, 2021
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Cimmerianbloke
Rixensart, Belgium431 contributions
Couples
A unique place in Belgium, the Fondry des Chiens is a geological accident that produced a complex area of rocks shaped as a canyon. Although small, the place is deep. The place is not secured and can be dangerous, especially for kids. Make sure you wear appropriate hiking shoes. Trails lead to the bottom of the canyon. On the surrounding plains, you'll find Nordic Walking trails and a pic-nic area next to the small car park. Although fires are strictly forbidden, we found evidence of campfires, probably people coming at night to enjoy the sheer beauty of the place. The lovely city of Nismes is a 5 minutes ride away, you'll find all you need food and drinkwise.
Written August 2, 2015
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Westhumbletraveller
Dorking, UK53 contributions
Solo
This unusual rock formation and surrounding chalk downland rich in flowers favouring chalk grassland is well worth a visit. There are pleasant views to the south.
Written July 3, 2019
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Luecht
Leuven, Belgium331 contributions
Family
We saw pictures of "Le fondly des chiens" online and since we love nature and a good hike we decided to visit is, although it is a fair ride of almost 2 hours. The weather was good so we had a great hike, although admittedly after 2 km we wondered if we were at the right place, since nothing pointed at the majestic cliffs and canyons we suspected form the pictures. In fact we were heading to another road! When we made a bend however we saw the fondry and along the track a few other nice features. Interesting, but far from what we had expected. In that sense there are far more impressive landscape features in Belgium and nearby Luxemburg, such as the Ninglinspo trail and Müllerthal.
Written May 1, 2019
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geulabr
Brussels, Belgium152 contributions
Family
Park your car near the church (or the tourist information office) and follow the red signs. The signs starts in the statue’s park behind the church. It’s a round route of 4 km, from the village to the canyon and back. Easy walk, suits for children also.
Written October 6, 2018
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Jan R
Yateley, UK834 contributions
Friends
Interesting geological structure. With abundance of wildlife(birds, butterflies, and mayflies) in the surround area. Well worth a visit if in the area
Written July 9, 2017
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ClaudiaBliss
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands136 contributions
Couples
Le Fondry is a special hidden place. It's not large but special because of the different and amazing landscape compared to the surroundings. Unfortunately the information was in French, we couldn't understand it. Beware of the rocks, it's not safe to play around.
Written September 16, 2015
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account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga140 contributions
It’s just a couple of large holes in the ground, containing a cave and a promise of more stuff if you do dangerous scrambling. It’s a pleasant nature reserve, but not really a destination.
Written September 18, 2019
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