This route takes you in the footsteps of Antoine-Joseph Moneuse, the famous bandit and Captain of the Chauffeurs du Nord.
You’ll go back to the figure’s origins, from his childhood in Saint-Vaast up to his arrival in our region.
This will also be an opportunity to talk about the mills. Indeed, himself a miller’s son, Moneuse lived at a time when mills dotted our rural landscapes. Along the way, you’ll find some remnants of them but others have unfortunately completely disappeared. So you’ll sometimes have to close your eyes and use your imagination.
Have a good walk and watch out... bandits are about.
Route created and put together by Hauts Pays natural park
Illustrations Claude Renard