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Between valley and meadow

A bucolic walk in Fauquembergues

A bucolic walk between valley and meadows bordered by hedgerows, with 360° panoramic views over the heights… That’s the promise made by this 6 km stroll over the heights of Fauquembergues. A peaceful hike that reveals a natural, religious, cultural and industrial heritage. This way!

A moment of disconnection

Our walk begins at Enerya

With the river running through its ultramodern building, the Maison des Energies Renouvelables is a fine illustration of the meeting of nature and leisure, heritage and innovation.

As we head towards Audincthun, the pedestrian signage takes us to the heights of Fauquembergues and leads us to a monumental sculpture representing a double bass. It pays tribute to Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, a 17th-century composer. This musician, recognized as one of the founders of opéra comique, was a native of Fauquembergues. The house where he was born can be seen in the center of the village.

Here again, treasures mingle. Here, culture and nature go hand in hand, and as a nod to this rich heritage,the sculpture stands alongside a magnificent arboretum.The alignment of trees verifies the importance of local species in the regional landscape.


Between nature, culture and heritage

At the end of the path, the main road takes us right towards a wind farm: Fauquembergues has been involved in renewable energies for many years. It’s time to make another stop on our walk by approaching the orientation table. Where are the major European capitals located? Where does the Via Francigena pass through? So much information to find during this stopover on the heights of Fauquembergues.

In Fauquembergues

I have the power to recharge my batteries...

Our path descends and we return to the village center. Nature gives way to heritage and culture. Places to see before setting off again include Monsigny’s birthplace, Saint-Léger church, a 13th-century Gothic building listed as a Monument Historique, and the Mannessier mill, used for decades to produce flour. Don’t hesitate to get lost in the narrow streets, this charming village is full of treasures to discover!

Ideas for outings




  • La Maison des Énergies Renouvelables (Renewable Energy House): the facility features a scenography, fun workshops and practical information on the theme of renewable energies.


  • It features a double bass in tribute to the composer Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, a native of Fauquembergues.


  • It highlights the diversity of local tree species.

Orientation table

  • It offers geographical information and a panoramic view.

Downtown Fauquembergues

  • It boasts some magnificent monuments, including the Saint-Léger church and the Mannessier mill. Not forgetting Monsigny's birthplace!

Did you know?

The name Fauquembergues means “hawk mountain”. The commune owes this name to a widespread practice in the village’s early days of raising falcons for hunting.



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