Saint Algis is a French village in the department l’Aisne (Picardie) in the valley of the Oise. The area has the features of the Thiérache, a calm region that spans also part of Belgium: farms of bricks, meadows surrounded by hedges, fortified churches, many orchards and forests. Here you can go hiking, cycling and canoeing. In summertime, lots of villages have a street sale on Sundays. Worth seeing are f.e. the Familistere at Guise, the museum of Matisse at Cateau-le-Cambrésis, founded by the painter himself, the glass museum at Sars-Poterie, and the old towns Saint-Quentin and Laon.