Cabania can be found in the Ardennes, in the heart of the Viroin-Hermeton Natural Park. It’s on the edge of the forest in the village of Oignies-en-Thiérache.

Come and explore the Ardennes region and discover through its many valleys the richness of a holiday destination that can be experienced beyond the bounds of the French, Belgian and Luxembourgish borders.

Once known for its slate quarries, Oignies-en-Thiérache (in walloonWegniye) is a lighting village perched at an altitude of 365 metres in the heart of a vast forest, which makes it a particularly quiet village, even if you can sometimes hear the noise of a car on the access road to the camp or the animation that occasionally reigns on summer evenings. Cabania is in the Village, not lost in the forest.

In 1995, Oignies marked its unique location as the “geographical centre of Europe of Fifteen» with a work by Bernard Tirtiaux: the Cathedral of Light.

Cabania is a recent company and some traces of construction are still visible on the site.

Cabania, an EcoCamp

At Cabania, you can get in touch with both nature and other people, as you relax and explore your creativity with your family, as a couple, with friends or colleagues.

Cabania designs, builds and operates ecotourism facilities within natural settings that it also protects.

Origins

“The concept behind Cabania was most likely conceived in Vieux-Heverlee (Leuven) at the end of the 1970s, early ’80s. We used to camp with our family in a large area made up of woodland, fields, orchards, vegetable gardens and sheep enclosures. We spent most of our summer playing together, building dens from logs and hay, reading, relaxing and living a simple life. Based on these childhood memories, I dreamed and designed. Then I made Cabania a reality.”
(Frédéric Hambye – co-designer Cabania)

Ecocamp, the complete Cabania philosophy

“Ecocamp” as environmentalism.  Cabania represents an ecosystem of relationships between women, men and nature, where they not only form part of this nature but also ensure they remain mindful of it.

Through our approach to management, innovation and development,

Cabania is an innovative company that has grown in an agile and biomimetic way. It has grown day after day, within the very ecosystem that comprises it.

Our approach is first and foremost to enhance the value given to our region’s rural and natural territory, which we hope to allow others to discover. We are establishing facilities whose environmental impact is limited to minimal foundations and visitors. If one day we should leave, the site could easily be returned to its natural state. We also build our facilities working with local companies and teams, using the most local and natural materials as possible.

We emphasise the saving and recycling of water, as well as the production of solar energy.

Nous n’employons aucun pesticide ni insecticide, pour l’entretien du domaine.

Les pelouses chez Cabania laissent la place à des prés fleuris et des clairières. Magnifiques et faciles d’entretien, ils permettent le maintien et le redéveloppement d’une biodiversité particulièrement riche.

Nous replantons des centaines d’arbres et plantes indigènes diverses sur l’ensemble du site.

Waste management starts with us and you: Let’s sort and recycle together. We have developed a compost that allows us to enrich the soil in our vegetable garden, enabling us to use the fruit and vegetables grown here in restaurant meals.

For the management of our waste, we have finalised a partnership agreement with a specialised company so that our waste can be recycled in an optimal way.

“Camp” as a place of relaxation, creativity and encounters.

Cabania is a camp. A holiday spot and welcoming environment for you to come and recharge your batteries for a while, meet up with others and be inspired.

Tent or cabin?

Our accommodation offers a wide variety of pleasures, from the simplest to the quite unusual.

Search and book your holidays

La Tiny House de Jean-Chri

1 bedroom on the mezzanine
Up to 2 people

Buy this cabin
Booking

IgluHut

2 bedrooms
Up to 4 people

Buy this cabin
Booking

Les Tentes Sibley “Energie”

1 beroom
Up to 4 people

Booking

La Verdine de Michel

  • Cabania - La Verdine de Michel - A Gypsy Caravan
  • Cabania - Roulotte - Séjour
  • Cabania - La Verdine de Michel - Chambre
  • Cabania - Verdine - Salle de Bain
  • Cabania - La Verdine de Michel - Cuisine
  • Cabania - La Verdine - vue extérieure

1 beroom
Up to 4 people

Buy this trailer
Booking

Squarehut

2 bedrooms
2 adults – 2 children

Buy this cabin
Booking

La Cabane Perchée

2 bedrooms
Up to 4 people  

Buy this cabin
Booking

Tea for Two

1 bedroom
Up to 2 people  

Buy this cabin
booking

Mon Nid dans l’Arbre

1 bedroom
Up to 2 people  

Buy this cabin
booking

Le Tepee

1 bedroom
Up to 4 people

Booking

Trikona

1 bedroom
Up to 2 people

Booking

La Roulotte de Jean-Luc

1 bedroom
Up to 2 people

Buy this trailer
Booking

La géode

1 bedroom
Up to 2 people

Booking

Yurt

Dormitory or meeting room
Up to 20 people

Booking

Tent Pitches

1 tent pitch
Up to 5 people

Booking

Camping-Car Pitches

1 camping-car pitch
Up to 5 people

Booking

Gourmet and local food

Available by reservation, every day from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 10:30.

Every morning, the village baker delivers different types of freshly-baked organic bread and French pastries.

Campers’ breakfast: 13,- €/p.

Coffee or tea (many varieties), orange or apple juice, white or brown Ardennes bread, croissants or pains au chocolat, butter from the local farm and jam or honey, eggs, ham and cheese.

We request that you order your breakfast the day before at reception. It will be ready at 8:30 am the following morning. You can enjoy it in your accommodation or in the Living Area Building.

” Apéro de Oignies” : Toast / Tapenade / Paté de OIgnies / Regional beer “Super des Fagnes”.

“Chic Apéro”:  Bubbles “Brut de Bournet” Organic / toast and foie gras / chocolate /Chutney.

“Apéro du Viroin”: Apple juice from Viroin/ “Super des Fagnes” beer / 2 varieties of onion pies/ Ardennes bread from OIgnies & farm butter.

“Dizheures” : 2 homemade waffles, 2 seasonal fruits, coffee or tea.

“Tea Time”: Organic Fair Trade Tea of your choice/ Ingredients Honey / Cup of Tea/ Biscuits.

“Picnic”: Per person (number of people to be specified – from two people); Ardennes Oigny Bread, regional delicatessen and cheese, hard boiled egg, farm butter, seasonal fruit and “homemade” pastries.

To be enjoyed in the privacy of your accommodation or in the Living Area Building.

In the Living Area Building, Pascal, our chef, offers you a tasty gourmet menu of seasonal fresh local produce, all cooked on site. To be enjoyed in the Building or in your accommodation.

For private and professional events, we can offer you dishes from our menu or a tailor-made menu based on your requirements and those of your guests.

Opening hours:
Friday: 12:00 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 21:00.
Saturday: 12:00 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 21:00.
Sunday: from 12:00 to 16:00

Barbecue, from € 25 pp

Create your own barbecue package (choice of 3 pieces of meat, vegetarian option or fish per person) among :

  • Countryside sausage
  • Chicken kebabs
  • Steak
  • Lamb chop
  • Spare ribs
  • Bacon
  • Prawn kebab
  • Salmon
  • Vegetarian sausage
  • Vegetarian burger

Served with:

Pre-cooked Baby new Potatoes, Salad, Sauces and Bread.

Barbecue, fire starters and charcoal are provided

Order your pizzas from our kitchen (prices on menu) or create and cook your own pizzas in the oven located near your accommodation or in our communal kitchen.

Provided:

Ingredients for Pizza – dough and toppings – €10 per pizza (large)

Pizza oven, pizza paddle and firewood

Pizza dough roller (if you don’t have pizzaiolo skills)

The “Centre de Vie” is the place where you can have a drink or enjoy one of the local specialties of our menu, sheltered by the stove or in the sun on the terrace. It is also a place to privatize for your private and professional events or a moment of green work in our forest coworking space.

Opening hours:
Friday: 12:00 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 21:00.
Saturday: 12:00 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 21:00.
Sunday: from 12:00 to 16:00

Discover the catering offers

Services

Work, nature and wellness fit together perfectly. Come try it at Cabania.

Forest coworking

Come and work in a green environment in our forest co-working area. On a table on the terrace, or on our raw timber desk inside, you’ll find a wifi connection and a multifunctional printer in a quiet atmosphere in the middle of the forest, showcasing the natural wood.

Organise your meetings in our Committee Yurt or in the Living Area Building. Meet other co-workers and develop your network. Participate in our events about the future of the professional world.

Individual crystal singing bowl session

Soo Ham @the summerforest offers Ayurvedic massages at Cabania.
Massage of well-being and balance. Price: 60 EUR / person.

For meditation enthusiasts, Soo Ham propose a 40-minute crystal singing bowls sessions. The magical vibrant sounds of the crystal singing bowls give you an instant feeling of grounding, relaxation and have healing effect on your different energy centra/chakra’s. Price: 40 EUR / person.
These sessions take place in one of the “energy” tents. Near the forest.

Reservation by email