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Grande Honnelle

Der Fluss be Houdain-lez-Bavay

The river be Houdain-lez-Bavay

Water body code FR: E1820700
Location France, Hauts-de-France Region and Belgium, Wallonia Region
River system Scheldt
Drainage via Groves → Scheldt → North Sea
Source in the commune of La Longueville
50° 16′ 7″ N, 3° 49′ 47″ E
Source Height approx. 154m[1]
Mouth in the commune of Thivencelle in the grovesCoordinates 50° 26′ 54″ N, 3° 36′ 58″ O
50° 26′ 54″ N, 3° 36′ 58″ O
Mouth height approx. 16m[2]
Height difference approx. 138 m
Bottom slope approx. 3.6 ‰
Length approx. 38 km[3]
Left tributaries Aunelle
Right tributaries Petite Honnelle

The Hogneau is a river in France, in the Hauts-de-France region (Nord department) and in Belgium, in the Walloon region (Hainaut province)


It rises in the south-western area of the French commune of La Longueville, in the Avesnois Regional Natural Park, and drains generally towards the north-west. At Gussignies, it reaches Belgian territory, where it is called Grande Honnelle. It remains on Belgian soil for about eleven kilometres and reaches French territory again at Crespin, in the Scarpe-Scheldt Regional Nature Park, and after a total of about 38 kilometres, in the municipal area of Thivencelle, it flows as a left tributary into the Haine, which is here developed into the Canal de Pommerœul à Condé.

Places on the river

(order in flow direction)

  • La Longueville
  • Taisnières-sur-Hon
  • Hon-Hergies
  • Houdain-lez-Bavay
  • Bellignies
  • Gussignies
  • Honnelles (Belgium)
  • Quiévrain (Belgium)
  • Crespin
  • Thivencelle

Web links

Commons: Hogneau– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Source height according to
  2. Estuary height according to
  3. Hogneau at SANDRE (French)