The Ecolodge of Béthunois-Bruaysis

Rue des Écoles, Mont-Bernanchon, France

The Ecolodge of Béthunois-Bruaysis

Welcome to the heart of the Hauts-de-France region! Less than 1 hour away from Lille and just 10 minutes to the north of Béthune, the Orion ecolodge located in Mont-Bernanchon is a unique and affordable stop whose atypical appearance is sure to conquer your heart! This wooden cabin is ideally located for taking trips along the water. The gîte, located on the banks of the Aire canal offers lush natural surroundings conducive to experiencing trendy ecological holidays. You will be staying near Geotopia, the House of nature, a bird sanctuary and the banks of the Aire canal. A green stay under the sign of relaxation as a family!

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Your unusual accommodation

Accommodation ecolodge bethune

Description of ecolodges

Your ecolodge is accessible to people with reduced mobility . It includes 2 double beds , i.e. 2 beds for 2 people, a kitchenette, interior furniture and a terrace.


  • Fixed dining table
  • Chairs / stools / bench: 4 seats
  • 2 beds with bedspreads: 2 x 140 cm x 220 cm
  • Electric heating
  • Hobs: 2 electric burners
  • Electrical equipment: coffee maker, kettle
  • Crockery: 8 place settings
  • Sink: outside, connected to the toilet block
  • Fridge
  • Garbage can
  • Cleaning kit: bucket, mop, broom
  • basin
  • Rules and prices (box)

There is no WIFI network.
No smoking in your ecolodge.

Free use of the sanitary facilities on the site: these are independent of the hut and located a few meters from your ecolodge (toilet, shower, washbasin).

The major advantage for the excursionist is that he no longer has to bring a tent, mattress or stove. However, you must bring your own sleeping bag (or duvet, sheet and blanket), a pillowcase and your bathroom linen.

Opening period

Each of the two ecolodges is available to rent from February to November, except in the 2nd weekend of June from Friday up to and including Monday.

The rental

In practice

Your rental can span up to 3 nights per booking and per person. The booking must be made over 48 hours beforehand on the website in order to be validated.

  • Keys can be picked up on-site from the property manager or from a key box (if no property manager is available).
  • Check-in is between 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
  • Check-out is between 9.30am and 11.30am.

From the time at which the booking is validated by Lys sans Frontières, the tenant must contact the property manager by telephone, no later than noon on the date of arrival, at 06 71 40 73 09, in order to agree on the exact time of arrival and the check-out time.


Concerning the assurance for this short stay, you will be asked on arrival to provide evidence of the “holiday insurance” taken out. It may be included in your home insurance policy. 
Upon checking out, you must return your ecolodge in the same state of cleanliness in which you found it upon arrival.
Please note, pets are not allowed in the lodge for hygiene reasons. 
A satisfaction questionnaire will be handed to you at check-in. Please fill in the questionnaire and return it to the property manager upon checking out. 

Mont-bernanchon geotopia logement

On-site activities

Geotopia’s recreationists organise activities for the whole family in all seasons, and in particular during school holidays (opening hours and programme of activities on Themed organic gardens and natural ponds can be visited free of charge during opening hours. A bird-watching observatory located near the Geotopia site rounds out the offering of facilities for discovering nature and wetlands.
Located near cycling networks and hiking trails, the Geotopia ecolodges are an ideal solution for discovering the natural resources of the Lys Valley.

Nearby activities

 Patrimoine touristique Béthune logis

In Mont-Bernanchon (awarded the “Village Patrimoine ©” label in 2016), the right bank of the canal leads to wetlands which have become a magnificent ornithological reserve thanks to Voies navigables de France. Amateurs and enthusiasts will discover many species of listed birds!
A stroll along the Canal d’Aire à La Bassée will lead you to the former water station in Guarbecque located just three kilometres away. With its nature area, paths, picnic areas, fishing pontoons and nautical stopover, this bucolic site will make a pleasant stopover by the water’s edge. The village of Guarbecque, which was awarded the “Village Patrimoine ©” label in 2012, boasts a 12th century Romanesque church that is worth a visit. On the left bank, you can enjoy beautiful trips along the canal while admiring the barges and walk through the Artois “low country” on the way to Hinges, Béthune and Beuvry.

Hiking trails

randonnées au bord de la lys

The Fouan
The Blue Gorges
The Riez des dames (Nordic walking)

Cycling tourism routes

The Battle of the Lys
The Marshes
The Lys Valley & Monts de Flandre node network (map on sale in the shop at the price of 7€)

Additional services

Two Electrically Assisted Bicycles (EVA) are rented on the Mont-Bernenchon site. Ride through the Béthunois-Bruaysis for half a day or a day.

Useful information

To contact the manager of the ecolodges of Béthunois-Bruaysis:
Such. 03 21 52 50 00 (Béthune-Bruay Tourist Office)
Information and reservations: Lys sans Frontières Association
Such. 03 28 44 02 06

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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