Le Bonheur de Louise is a luxurious holiday home, fitted for 9 people, located in Louise-Marie, a picturesque village in the Flemish Ardennes.
This hilly region with beautiful panoramas and sturdy cobbled streets offers the hiker and cyclist a fantastic challenge with more than 800km (500 miles) of interesting routes to do by foot or with your bike.
Louise-Marie is located next to the Muziekbos (Music Forest): your leg muscles will soon get to know the Muziekberg (Music Hill), a witness hill that is 148m high (485ft, 161yd). In the middle of the forest, there’s a fairytale-like Geuzentoren (Tower of the Protestants), where the poet Omer Wattez conceived the name ‘Flemish Ardennes’.
A little further, you’ll find breathtaking hill tops and the hills and cobble streets, well known for being the crucial part of the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders): the Oude Kwaremont, the Koppenberg, the Taaienberg and the Muur van Geraardsbergen. According to your own capabilities, you can choose a route from the Ronde van Vlaanderen that fits you best.
Le Bonheur de Louise is only 5 minutes away from the thriving city of Ronse with a broad culinary offer and only 15 minutes from Oudenaarde, well-known for its rich tapestry past.
This is the most beautiful walking path of East Flanders (De Standaard 28/11/2018)
“ The Muziekbosroute in the eponymous forest in Ronse has been voted the most beautiful walking path of the province of East Flanders in 2018. This was the conclusion of a survey in the province.”
The music forest route departs just in front fo the holiday home:
The walk in the Muziekbos in Ronse takes it from the Stropersbosroute in the Waasland and the Oude Kalevalleiwandeling in the Meetjesland. The walk is 11 km long and is described as ‘challenging’. The starting point of the walk is in Louise-Marie, right on the border of Ronse and Maarkedal.
‘It is a beautiful location for walking, in all seasons’, says Katia Versieck of the province on Radio 2.’ Especially in the spring when the purple bluebells are in bloom it is worth it. In addition, it is also in the Flemish Ardennes, really the walking paradise of our province. ‘
The province has invested heavily in recent years in the south of the Flemish Ardennes. ‘The whole area is one large walking network’, according to Versionck. ‘There are benches and picnic spots to rest and enjoy the landscape.’