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“Get away from it all in Picardy’s Little Switzerland"

As you leave the charming town of Elincourt-Sainte-Marguerite, skirt the lush grounds of the Renaissance-style Bellinglise Chateau. Just a stone’s throw from this historic place are the small wooded valleys of the Thiescourt mountains.

This often mountainous area of forest slopes, wet valleys and rocky plains is aptly dubbed “Picardy’s Little Switzerland”. Extremely popular with nature lovers, its specially created trails take visitors through a surprisingly diverse landscape.

The best time to take in the views of the Matz valley is at the crack of dawn, when the dew is forming on the ground and nature is just waking up. The fresh smell of the undergrowth and the cry of the woodpeckers in the canopy gradually give way to the sights and sounds of rural life, with cocks crowing and cows mooing on their way to being milked.

Useful information:

  • Accessible parking;
  • 30km of signposted trails (walking, biking and riding);
  • Introductory orienteering session;
  • Drinking water fountain;
  • Picnic area;
  • Bike cleaning facility;
  • Horse tethering stake.


Communauté de Communes du Pays des Sources
B.P. 12 place St Crépin

Tel: +33 (0)3 44 43 09 57
Fax: +33 (0)3 44 43 05 48

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Noyon. Sources et Vallées. Oise. Picardie.

Tourist Office
Place Bertrand Labarre
60400 Noyon - France

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Phone : +33 (0)3 44 44 21 88
Fax : +33 (0)3 44 93 08 53

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Latitude : 49.58072
Longitude : 3.000114

From the 4th  week of September to 18th of April

From 2 pm to 5 pm on Monday
From 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm,  from Tuesday to Saturday

From the 20th of April to the 13th June

From 2 pm to 6 pm on Monday
From 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm,  from Tuesday to Saturday

From the 15th  June to the 3rd  week of September

From 2 pm to 6 pm on Monday
From 10 am to 12.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Friday
From 10 am to 12.30 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm, on Saturday
From 10.30 am to 12.30 am on Sunday