La Classe, a prestigious and spacious contemporary style gite at the gateway to the Ardennes
Parties among friends. Family reunions. Seminars for your company employees

 - In Wallonia, in the Belgian Ardennes, the upper Meuse, the Molignee valley,  - you will find a warm welcome at La Classe gite (4 stars) from hosts Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux  - In a setting of exceptional charm at Denee near Anhee.  - The charming contemporary-designed garden with its large secluded terrace  - allows you to organize a party, a meeting or relaxing weekend outdoors  - The former village school is ideal for organising your family weekend, a seminar, a birthday or a wedding  - This luxurious building of great character can lodge a group of 21 people  - Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux can organize activities tailor-made for you during your stay.  - You can treat yourself to gastronomic delights, with or without a caterer, in the huge kitchen-dining area which is ideally suited for this purpose  - or you can discover the locally produced specialties (Warnant snails, Maredsous cheese)  - or you can discover the locally produced specialties (Warnant snails, Maredsous cheese)  - The specially-designed dinner service made by Lampecco, a potter from nearby Maredret, will delight the discerning visitor.  - An open fire will soon warm up the atmosphere after a long winter's walk  - Contemporary and stylish interior design inspired by the theme of school  - and designer furniture (Ron Arad, Hay, Stuv, Muji),  - a Wurlitzer juke box, wooden games (Gigamics)  - A wooden stairwell leads to the bedrooms and dormitories.  - You will find art everywhere in the gite.  - MATHEMATIQUE, 2 person bedroom with mezzanine and view over the petanque area.  - FRANCAIS, 2 person bedroom, beds on mezzanine level  - FYSICA, 4 person bedroom, with its educational panels  - FYSICA, the wall bars give access to the 2 beds on the mezzanine level  - FYSICA, with its Italian- designed bathroom  - BOTANIQUE, 3 person bedroom  - GEOGRAPHIE, 3 person bedroom  - GEOGRAPHIE, its quotations and world map  - ANATOMIE, 3 person bedroom  - ANATOMIE, with its educational panels  - HISTORY and bathroom with bad  - Tourist activities include sport, culture, gastronomy, history and nature  - The meeting room can be converted into a games room, to the delight of kids  - At La Classe you can organize seminars, team building and brain storming sessions, photographic workshops, work meetings, incentive, training workshops and so on,  - in the meeting room, which is equipped with internet connection, home cinema, wifi, beamer, video projector  - Party on to the sounds of the Wurlitzer juke box in the great atmosphere of the basement bar  - We can organize a seminar package for you : lodging, catering, tailormade activities for the whole duration of your stay  - In this gite, unique of it's kind in Belgium  - Enjoy life to the full in this exceptional place, by day and by night,  - with your family, amongst friends, colleagues or in a group  - You'll leave with unforgettable memories of calm and luxury  - The gite La Classe and garden

Capacity :
9 to 21 people, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
4 épis (****)

Belgium - Ardennes - Namur- Dinant

Ground floor
huge dining room with open fire and kitchen-bar which has been fully equipped to semi-professional standards, wine cupboard, iPod-iPhone speaker dock
The Français room (for 2 people): one double or two single beds, 1 bathroom
The Mathématique room (for 2 people): one double or two single beds, 1 bathroom
First floor large communal area with giant games, computer with wi-fi connection, tv and home cinema.
The Fysica room (for 4 people): 1 double or 2 single beds + 1 double or two single beds on mezzanine level reached by a wall bar + 1 bathroom (2 showers and 2 wash-basins, separate WC)
Second floor The Géographie room (for 3 people): 1 double or 2 single beds + 1 single bed and one en-suite bathroom (shower, wash-basins, WC)
The Botanique room (for 3 people): 1 double or 2 single beds with 1 extra bed on mezzanine level and one en-suite bathroom (shower, wash-basin, WC)
The Anatomie room (for 3 people): 1 double or 2 single beds with 1 extra bed on mezzanine level and one en-suite bathroom (shower, wash-basin, WC)
The History room (for 4 people): 1 double or 2 single beds + 2 beds on mezzanine reached by a wall bar + 1 bathroom (bath, wash-basins, WC)
Basement Cloakroom, large room with vaulted ceiling containing bar, Wurlitzer juke box and table football, utility room with washing machine and tumble-dryer
Garden Partially covered patio area. Garden with outdoor furniture, BBQ, Wendy house, playing areas for petanque, basket-ball, badmington, table-tennis and outdoor games

Seminars - team building - brain storming ...

The situation

Situated in the heart of the most beautiful region of Belgium, you are only 5 minutes away from the Molignee Valley, 10 minutes from the Manoir de Thozee, the home of Felicien Rops, the famous nineteenth century artist, where he used to bring his mistresses*; but with the bar, the cinema, the huge, welcoming fireplace at the heart of the living room… the hardest thing will be to leave.

The concept

For this is where the originality of their concept lies: in wanting to break away from the traditional idea of rustic group accommodation, and to offer instead a living environment designed to the highest specifications of comfort and refinement. The skilful use of glass, steel and bluestone (pierre bleue) in each uniquely designed room/apartment, with individual bathrooms, will appeal to you physically and spiritually. Everything here has been designed with your well-being and relaxation in mind…. prime materials, space and the simplicity of line. Let’s not forget the large contemporary garden, built on three levels, which are linked by a delicate design alternating box hedges with tall grasses.
La Classe, this is the name they have chosen for the old village school they have converted.
La Classe is exceptional in every way. Exceptional in the quality of the materials, the wonderful use of space, the selection of designer furniture, the highest standard of facilities and fittings – all the ingredients to create a special atmosphere are here: the rest is up to you. Architects, landscape designers, environmental sociologists, all agree that we think ‘differently’ in different places.

There can be no doubt that your stay here will make you look at life in a new way.

The atmosphere

Fancy a drink in the huge living room with its 9 m long bar? A Hitchcock thriller in the projection cinema with hi-fi surround sound system, perhaps? Or how about a fun evening spent playing table football and listening to the old Wurlitzer juke box?
Relaxing in the luxurious furniture, you can indulge yourself in the sort of conversation we never seem to have time for any more; meanwhile the kids can play on the basketball court, or with the giant board games in the playroom.

Local attractions and places of interest

Namur and Dinant - Valley of the Molignee - Abbeys of Maredsous, Maredret - The gardens of Annevoie - Bambois Lake - Golf at Rougemont - Canoeing on the River Lesse - The chateau of Freyr - Crupet, Sosoye etc (some of the villages classified as "the most beautiful villages in Wallonia") - Maison de la Pataphonie


1 Tienne Piot 5537 Denée Belgium
Situated in the village of Denée, which is part of the commune of Anhée, La Classe used to house both the municipal offices and the village school.
It is situated in the heart of the village, less than 100m from the village square, on a one-way street at the far end of the square.

The owners

Anne and Jean-Luc LALOUX, artist and photographer specialized in architecture, travel the world in search of exceptional homes designed by the best contemporary architects. This enriching experience has inspired them to create beautifully appointed holiday accommodation which combines both the conviviality of group living with the aesthetic pleasure of great design.
+32 497 48 30 72 - +32 71 79 81 57

Price 2016


-Fuel/electricity : 1 may-1 october : 30€€/day-night 1 october-1 may : 50€€/day-night
-Final cleaning : 230€
-Refundable deposit : 1000€
-Local taxes included
-Household linen and towels provided
-Baby furniture : 2 high-chairs and 1 bed
-No pets
-No smoking inside the house

Deposit: 1/3 on reservation, balance due one month before the beginning of the stay at the latest, deposit required one week before arrival

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