An escape to the heart of the Ardennes
While Charleville-Mézières and Sedan are essential stops on a trip to the Ardennes, the region is also a land of mystery, with a wealth of towns and villages to visit. Visitors in search of authenticity and nature can discover a hidden heritage.
From Petites Cités de Caractère to peaceful villages, from themed museums to military works, explore the Ardennes and its hidden treasures. The best way to discover them? Take the Meuse à vélo cycle route!
Small towns with character
Close to the Belgian border, Rocroi is unique in Europe! Its star-shaped fortifications are reminiscent of the Vauban style. But that's not all! Although Vauban did make a few alterations, the architecture of Rocroi is the work of Italian engineers. Connoisseurs will not want to miss the cheese and famous beer* for which this Petite Cité de Caractère is famous.
Just a stone's throw from Sedan, the medieval town of Mouzon boasts an astonishing felt museum, a testament to its unique expertise. Stroll through the narrow streets of this peaceful little town full of charm. Discover its abbey church and ancient fortifications, a reminder of the town's military and religious past.
*Alcohol abuse is dangerous to your health, consume in moderation.
Along the Meuse
In the Ardennes Regional Nature Park, the terrain lends itself to numerous legends and spectacular views of the Meuse and its meanders.
Take in the industrial past of the Meuse valley at the Musée de la Métallurgie in Bogny sur Meuse. On the heights of the town, discover the legend of the 4 Aymon sons, heroes of one of the most famous chansons de geste.
While in Monthermé, visit the viewpoint at La Roche à Sept heures and admire the panoramic view over the Meuse.
Stroll along the banks of the Meuse at Haybes and immerse yourself in local history at Revin and its surprising Spanish house.
In Givet, the Charlemont citadel, built on a rocky promontory, watches over the town below.