Gîte 'Au Clair de la Lys'

164, rue du Onze Novembre, Haverskerque, France

Gîte 'Au Clair de la Lys'

The cottage ‘Au Clair de la Lys’ is a former communal school renovated with care to accommodate up to 14 people in the heart of the Lys Valley. Open all year round, you can enjoy many leisure and activities nearby, and share nice moments of conviviality on the occasion of discovery stays or family and / or professional events.

Would you like to rent accommodation in mid-week, for a week or a weekend? Contact Lys sans Frontières directly to get a quote tailored to your needs!


‘Au Clair de la Lys’ is a comfortable and well-equipped accommodation of 280 m² designed to accommodate 12 people (maximum 14). With 5 spacious bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, a large living room with table football, Flemish games, stove and TV, it is perfect for family, friendly or professional stays; a beautiful terrace with garden furniture and barbecue promises friendly moments in the summer, and a large park with children's games and city stadium will allow the youngest to have fun in total safety. All bed and bathroom linen is provided for rent.

Ground floor

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Room 'birch' accessible PMR. (for 2 pers. with 1 bed of 140x200) + 1 bathroom with shower and toilet accessible PMR
  • Entrance with accessible WC PMR

1st floor

  • 'Puzzle' room (for 2-4 pers. with 1 bed of 160x200 + 1 sofa bed of 140x190) + 1 bathroom
  • 'Ribs' room (for 3 pers. with 3 beds of 90x190) + 1 bathroom
  • WC
  • Laundry with washing machine and dryer

2nd floor

  • 'Saffron' room (for 3 pers. with 1 double bed of 160x200 and 1 bed of 90x190) + 1 bathroom
  • 'Knitting' room (for 2 pers. with 1 double bed of 160x200) + 1 bathroom


  • Terrace
  • Storage chalet (tables and garden furniture)
  • Closed spaces for animals
  • Barbecue

Opening period & length of stay

The cottage ‘Au Clair de la Lys’ is open all year round, from 1 January to 31 December inclusive. You can book the cottage by:

  • Weekend (Friday to Sunday),
  • Mid-week (Monday to Friday),
  • Week (Saturday to Saturday).

It is obviously possible to make your stay last several weeks for a long rental.


Book the accommodation

In order to guarantee you a quality welcome on the premises, any reservation of stay must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Weekend reservations are made directly on the holiday cottage calendar (respecting arrival on Friday and departure on Sunday). If you need to make a reservation during the mid-week or during the week, do not hesitate to ask the association Lys sans Frontières to send you a quote tailored to your needs.

If you book online, a deposit of 700.00€ will be requested; if your reservation is paid by check, we invite you to hand over this deposit check directly on site at the place welcoming you on site. This deposit is mandatory and your stay will not be possible without it. In the event of a breach of cleanliness or respect for the premises, Lys sans Frontières will take the opportunity to recover part of the deposit depending on the damage or damage notified during your departure. If no damage is found, it will be handed over to you at the end of your stay.

Pets are allowed to stay in the ecolodges with respect to one pet/stay. The option is to be selected when booking.

Plan your arrival and departure

Arrival: between 16:00 and 20:00 in agreement with Benjamin TIESSET (07 56 87 89 42), manager, who will welcome you on site only at the time previously agreed with him. No late arrival will be possible after 8:00 pm.

Departure: takes place between 8:00 and 10:00, always in agreement with the manager. They will collect the keys handed over at the beginning of your stay and carry out the check-out, in accordance with the rental rules. You will be asked for your identity card in exchange for the keys to the entire building, gate and others.

Ensuring your stay

The tenant will be required to insure with an insurance company both for his rental risks and for the property leased. It may request the institution concerned to verify the presence of this clause in its contract. In case of request from the manager, the tenant must be able to provide any proof "resort insurance".


Depending on the length and period of rental, the prices of a stay 'Au Clair de Lys' are:

  • 1 170 to 1 340€ for a weekend,
  • 1 420 to 1 720€ for a mid-week,
  • €1,720 to €2,020 for a week.

We invite you to consult the tariff schedule to find out all the tariffs applied during 2024. A tourist tax (calculated automatically) is also in force for any rental of the cottage.

The marina and the Flandre Lys water sports center

During the summer, many water activities are offered to the general public on the site of the marina in Haverskerque and the nautical base Flandre Lys, located only 2 km from the gite: canoe, pedalo, mountain bike, archery, electric boat... A 12-seater boat is also available for rent (with sailor) for rides.

More info on: www.cc-flandrelys.fr/decouvrir-et-se-depenser/espaces-loisirs-et-sportifs/la-base-nautique-flandre-lys


Haverskerque and St-Venant (municipality adjacent to Haverskerque) are both small municipalities where you will find restaurants, small shops, cafes and pharmacies easily accessible on foot, by car or by bike. A vending machine with local products and a 'friterie' are located right next to the cottage. At the back of the accommodation, a city-stadium and a children's playground are accessible to the general public.

Natural curiosities

The forest of Nieppe / De bos van Nieppe

With its 2,602 hectares, the forest is the largest forest in the Dunkerque district. In any season, the Nieppe Forest welcomes many visitors on foot, mountain bike or horse.

The Bois d’Amont Heroness

Located behind the Forest forest house, this hedge is a privileged place to observe hundreds of birds coming to nest in early February.

Hiking trails

There are two hiking routes from the municipality of Haverskerque:

  • Circuit du Tannay: 6 km / 2 hours
  • Circuit des Trois clochers: 10.5 km / 3 h30

Find the routes of these hikes here.

For cycling enthusiasts, the EuroVelo V from Saint-Venant to Aire-sur-la-Lys offers 13.7 km of bike paths along the Lys. The Vallée de la Lys & Monts de Flandre network of nodes is also connected to the site (map available for sale in the shop of the site at the price of 7€).

Household Package

In case you do not wish or do not have time to clean the entire accommodation, it is possible to take a cleaning option. You can opt for this supplement when booking and for an amount of 175.00€.

Practical information

To contact the manager of the cottage 'Au Clair de la Lys' (information / reservations - Lys sans Frontières):

Greeters are residents of the Lys Valley who accompany tourists (6 people maximum) on a voluntary basis.
They show tourists the known and lesser-known corners of their town and tell « stories to live ». The Greeter's own story takes a central place in the storytelling tour.
Don't hesitate to book a walk with a greeter to immerse yourself in the local life and discover the surroundings in a unique way.
Enjoy your stay on the golden river !

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Lys sans Frontières

For more than 20 years, Lys sans Frontières has been working in favor of sustainable development and ecotourism in the Vallée de la Lys. Tourist player in the field, we have a privileged knowledge of our cross-border destination that we invite you to appreciate along the water, on foot, by bike, on horseback or by boat. By putting the “Cape on the golden river! », you will not only live a unique and original experience but you will also contribute to the enhancement and preservation of our heritage.

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