To the north of Mons, Lens is surrounded by beautiful peaceful countryside which you can cycle through.
With the last houses of Lens behind you, you’re immediately immersed in countryside. The rearranged routes offer beautiful view of the landscape. You come across isolated farms and niches here and there; the countryside is well and truly alive. Producers, grouped in associations, offer local products: Le Panier Lensois (a mutually supportive buying group) thus brings together around fourteen producers in the municipality. Shortly after crossing a vast field, you have Bauffe. The square, which has become deserted, has emptied itself of the shops which were the village life of yesteryear. With a short trip to Picardy alongside the beautiful park Pairi Daiza, you have a choice stop! The return passes through landscapes that aren’t foreign to us as the life in this countryside has already been captured! It is found in the boxes of comic strips by the talented designer Paul Cuvelier, native of the area. Thanks to this artist, the landscapes of Lens have become immortal.
The old mill of Cambron-Saint-Vincent was built in two steps. The reason is that the woodwork of the northern part was built out of oak and the other part out of fir. The part built out of fir dates from 1800 while the part built out of oak dates from after the war of 1870. Different owners succeeded one another in the old mill. All cereals were milled and it produced five tons of grain a day. Since 1950, the mill has no longer been in service and it now stands abandoned.
meters of difference in height
Start altitude : 64 m
End altitude : 64 m
Maximum altitude : 81 m
Minimum altitude : 52 m
Total positive elevation : 104 m
Total negative elevation : -104 m
Max positive elevation : 14 m
Min positive elevation : -14 m
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