Museum Sacred Art

Museum of Sacred Art and Benedictine libary.

  • Jun 14, 2018
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Musée d’Art Sacré et Bibliothèque bénédictine. Housed in the south wing of the old Benedictine abbey, which is also home to the 18’h-century Benedictine library, this museum aims to highlight religious art in Meuse through pieces on loan from towns and villages as well as Meuse itself.
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Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
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In September 1914 the first combats broke out in the Argonne Forest. This fixed-position war lasted until 1918, with the huge Franco-American offensive launched towards Sedan. It was in the Meuse that the American Army was engaged autonomously in Europe for the first time in its history. American remembrance is strongly present in the Meuse,... read more

Tour of the old ramparts – Stenay

  • Aug 8, 2017
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Follow in the footsteps of the old fortifications of Stenay between the town and the military citadel. This pleasant historic walk of about 1 hour 15 minutes leads you back in time through the meandering lanes and passages of Stenay.

Cercle Saint Dagobert II

  • Jun 11, 2017
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CERCLE SAINT DAGOBERT II, association internationale What vestiges of Dagobert’s reign can still be seen at Stenay ? Hardly anything, at least on the surface. To overcome this absence of visible remains, an association called “Cercle Saint-Dagobert II” was fonned in 1983. lts aims are:

River Semois – walking

  • Oct 8, 2017
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Overview: Three days along the borders of the river Semois in the Ardens along the nicest places. One of the most beautiful GR routes in Belgium with a varying trail and climbs witch puts you to your limits. This guide takes you on a heavy journey along the Semois with many panoramic views, small trails,... read more

Etang d’Amel

  • May 29, 2018
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The lake of Amel, near Sonel is a beautiful place to be. A walk of 8 km around de lake and trough the forest is available in French. There is no text available in English, but the walk doesn’t need a translation!

Butte de Vauquois

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The village of Vauquois was caught up in mine warfare and razed to the ground in February 1915 during the bitter fighting that totally changed its landscape. Nowadays, people have complete access to the hillside, the Butte de Vauquois overlooking the impressive craters created by explosive charges and the restored trenches on both the French... read more

Charmois, castle Mouzay

  • May 10, 2017
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Château Charmois, 1615. This is an outpost of the Lorraine citadels of Stenay and Jametz, and opposite Villefranche, a French citadel that can be seen from the other side of the Meuse. Evidence of a Gallo-Roman presence was discovered under the courtyard of the higher Choteau (burnt wooden structure, presence of tiles).

Saint Dagobert II, king of the Merovingers

  • Jun 10, 2017
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Who was Saint Dagobert II? Son of the Merovingian King Sigebert III (or Sigisbert), and grandson of King Dagobert II, he was born around 652 AD. When his father died in 663, he was exiled by Grimoald, the Mayor of the palace, and was educated in a monastery in Ireland. However, Grimoald’s treacherous ruse was... read more

Fête de pommes – Fresnois/Montmédy

  • Sep 29, 2017
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Apples and apples and fleamarket and old cars and much more. Every fourth Sunday in september fromn 8 till 18 uur.

Red fox in the Woods – video

  • Nov 8, 2017
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Renard(vulpus vulpus)

Museum Barrois in Bar-le-Duc

  • Jun 12, 2018
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  Located in the Renaissance district of Bar-le-Due, a “Town of Artistic, Architectural and Historic Interest, the delightful museum (Musee barrois) is built in the late 15’h century for Rene II of Anjou.

Roe deer

  • Nov 8, 2017
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European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Deer in the Woods of the North Meuse. The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil, or simply roe deer or roe, is a Eurasian species of deer. The male of the species is sometimes referred to as... read more

Montsec American monument

  • Jun 12, 2018
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This memorial on Montsec Ridge in the Meuse Hills consists of a circular colonnade with a bronze viewing table in the middle showing the location of villages and the position of the fighting on the Saint-Mihiel Saillant. It was erected by the USA in 1932 and is made of Euville stone.

Festival of Puppet Theatres – Festival Marionette

  • Sep 23, 2017
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The World Festival of Puppet Theatres includes: •the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers every other year in Charleville-Mézières •the support of artistic creation through the co-production of shows, the hosting of artists in residence, as well as the promotion and distribution of shows

Arthur Rimbaud Museum

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Charleville-Mézières, a town in northern France opened the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house the collection of its most famous poet, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud. The museum combines objects telling the story of Rimbaud’s short life (he only lived to 37) and his literary legacy in one space but also to demonstrate his... read more

Cycling cours 26 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 26 km course via Brouennes, Quincy and Bâalon.   Course thanks to the association “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. The “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse” starts every Saturday at 14:00 for a new course from the Tavern of the Beer Museum in Stenay. You... read more

Fortification museum (Musée de la Fortification)

  • Jun 14, 2018
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Musee de la fortification: The aim of the museum is to highlight the richness, diversity and fascinating features of military architecture in Meuse, from the area’s earliest days to the late 18’h century. There are models of systems of defence, old weaponry, aerial views of fortified sites in Meuse …

Museum Jules-Bastien Lepage

  • Sep 12, 2017
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(b Damvillers, 1 Nov. 1848; d Paris, 10 Dec. 1884). French painter. Bastien-Lepage was born in the village of Damvillers, Meuse, and spent his childhood there. Bastien’s father grew grapes in a vineyard to support the family. His grandfather also lived in the village; his garden had fruit trees of apple, pear, and peach up... read more

Cycling course 62 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 62 km course via Murvaux, Cléry, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Doulcon, Wiseppe..

the citadel of Montmédy

  • Sep 7, 2017
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The citadel of Montmédy stands on a hill above the town that offers a good view of the surrounding country. The main entrance road winds up the hillside from the town below, although there is also a path that runs directly up from the town. This path is protected on both sides by the walls... read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
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This 52-heactare (130-acre) cemetery was established on 14 October, 1918, by the US Army on land taken by the 32nd Infantry Division. This land was ceded to the United States in perpetuity by the French Government to establish a permanent, tax-free burial site.

Jean-Claude Servais

  • Sep 26, 2017
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Jean-Claude Servais, cartonist, loves the Gaume region in southern Belgium. He has been living for many years and loves the nature. The history of the region draws herself into her landscapes, monuments and buildings, making her a dreamed ambassador of the wonderful Gaume. As cartoonist and script writer countless works of his hand has since... read more

Museum Princerie

  • Jun 14, 2018
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The art gallery and museum (musee d’art et d’histoire) has been housed in a 16th-century house in the heart of the old town since 1932. Its very varied collections give insight into Verdun’s rich history from prehistoric times to the eve of the First World War.

Storks

  • Jun 30, 2017
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Lots of storks in the area. Keep your eyes open for higher places. Storks are in the region from march till september. They have 1 nest a year.

Chassepierre International Street Art Festival

  • Oct 2, 2017
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Like every year, street theater takes its summer quarters in august in Chassepiere, Belgium. Close to the French border. Gaume in the village Chassepierre. On 18 and 19 August 2018 the 45e International Festival of the Arts Street will take place. Chassepierre becomes an internationally renowned festival and of the most important events of its... read more

Cycling course 26 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 26 km course via Luzy-St.Martin, Inor, Pouilly-sur-Meuse.

Hermitage Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
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In 1636, the chapel Notre Dame of Luxemburg in Torgny was erected due to the outbreak of plague. In 1729 the hermitage was annexed to the chapel. Young women without a husband and pregnant women used to come there on pilgrimage.

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Fort Douaumont is the mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Captured in a surprise attack four day after the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, it was occupied by the German Army for eight months. They used it as shelter for their troops and as essential back-up for their ongoing offensive. Despite several attempts at... read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun’s battlefield.

Beer Museum – Stenay

  • May 7, 2017
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Situated between the Chateau de Sedan and the Verdun remembrance sites, the Stenay Beer Museum retraces the history of brewing arts and traditions, from its origins around 12,000 years ago to the present day, with an exhibition space of over 2,500m². The impressive building that is now the Eurpean Beer Museum was a fod store... read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Nine villages located in the “Red Zone” were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. They were Beaumont-¬en-Verdunois, Bezonvaux, Cumieres-le-Mort-Hornme, Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Haumont-pres¬-Samogneux, l.ouvemont-Cote-du-Poivre, Ornes and Vaux-¬devant-Damloup.

Monument of Mortemart

  • Sep 9, 2017
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At least during the second half of 1916 there was a small German airfield next to the village of Sivy-sur-Meuse. This village is approximately 20 km north of Verdun and Oswald Boelcke decided to have an airfield there, because he thought that Jametz was to far away from the frontline to react in time in... read more

Hermitage in St. Walfroy

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Margut: Hermitage in St. Walfroy founded by the hermit St.Walfroy in the sixth century. It is a place of pilgrimage to be reached by a path consisting of fourteen stations of the cross. At the summit, 1,148 feet above sea level, one discovers a remarkable view of the surrounding areas and as far as Belgium.

Monument a la Victoire (Victory monument)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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This memorial in the town center was inaugurated in 1929 by French President, Gaston Doumergue. From it, there is a breathtaking view of the town. The 73 steps lead up to a hall containing lists of names of the soldiers awarded the Verdun medal.

Basilica of our Lady in Avioth

  • Sep 7, 2017
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Near Avioth, at the beginning of the 12th C, shepherds discovered another sta¬tue of the Virgin and Child. This town also became a popular place of pilgrimage, and a magnificent basilica was built there, a disconcerting building in such a simple place. Dating from the 13th to 16th Cs, its graceful architecture makes it an... read more

Luzy-St.Martin – monuments

  • Sep 8, 2017
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At Luzy-Saint-Martin and its surrounding hills, ferocious battles took place between the 26th and 28th August 1914. After the battle at the frontier, the German army pursued its breakthrough and continued advancing across the River Meuse before joining the Marne. It was intercepted at Luzy by French colonial regiments. Violent pitched battles took place resulting... read more

Fort de Vaux

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Fort Vaux, another Sere de Rivieres fort, was one of the main priorities of the German attack, from the very start of the Battle of Verdun. Early in March 1916, the Germans launched a 100-day siege from their position a few hundred meters from the fort.

Calcareous grassland

  • Oct 2, 2017
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Calcareous grassland (or alkaline grassland) is an ecosystem associated with thin basic soil, such as that on chalk and limestone downland.[1] Plants on calcareous grassland are typically short and hardy, and include grasses and herbs such as clover. Calcareous grassland is an important habitat for insects, particularly butterflies, and is kept at a plagioclimax by... read more

Château fort – Castle of Sedan

  • Sep 12, 2017
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Visit the Castle. In family or with a group, discover our visits At the heart of the city, discover the Giant of Sedan, a fortress of 35 000 m² built there soon 6 centuries In group or family, survey the walls in the footsteps of the Princes de la Marck and de la Tour d’Auvergne... read more

City tour Stenay

  • Jun 7, 2017
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A walk through the old town of Stenay. Discover Stenay’s places and most attractive dwellings during a lovely stroll of around 1hour15. Get to know Stenay and its history during a walk passing the main shops and restaurants.

Cycling course 82 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 82 km course via Cléry, Landres, Montigny et Beauclair.

Marguerre Camp

  • Jun 8, 2018
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The hidden village of Camp Marguerre (1915) in the Gouraincourt Forest gradually comes into view as you approach the signposted footpath. The encampment was at the rear of the German front lines and consists of concrete huts built on the orders of the German Captain, Hans Marguerre.

Cycling course 39 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the “Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse”. A 39 km course via Murvaux, Doulcon, Saulmory.

Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon

  • Sep 7, 2016
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A small exhibition about the American offensive in the First Word War: battle, divisions, heroes, cemeteries, etc. All strategic militaire information, with b/w photo’s and mainly text and text and text in French…

Château Louppy-sur-Loison

  • May 29, 2018
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Build in 1620, for Simon II de Pouilly, Military Governor of Stenay, in his capacity as representative of the Duchy of Lorraine, build on a vantage point over the Loison valley, this is one of the biggest Renaissance castles in the Lorraine region.

Museum ’14-’18 – Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Millions of men left home to fight for the fatherland. On the home front their women did their best to keep their communities going. Millions of victims, humans as well as animals, lost their lives. Hundreds of square miles of countryside were destroyed and complete villages erased, never to be rebuilt. It was a war... read more

Chapelle Sainte Ernelle – Villécloye

  • May 29, 2018
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Set amongst chestnut and linden trees, this chapel to Sainte Ernelle is a haven of leavy nature. The water from its fountain is said to cure eye and skin diseases.

MUDAM museum– Luxembourg

  • Aug 2, 2017
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Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Mudam is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg, and strives to be attentive to every discipline and open to the whole world. Its collection and programme reflect current artistic trends and appreciate the emergence of new artistic practices on a national and international scale.

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Montfaucon American Monument is a monument commemorating the American victory in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. It is located in Montfaucon-d’Argonne close to Romange-sous-Montfaucon (American cemetery and museum). Immediately behind the Monument you find the ruins of the village with the remains of the church still visible.

Tourist information
  • Sep 2, 2016
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Moulin le Cygne, quality apartments in the norther France, is glad to greet the guests in the Meuse County and read more

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Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon
  • Sep 7, 2016
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A small exhibition about the American offensive in the First Word War: battle, divisions, heroes, cemeteries, read more

Museum Arthur Rimbaud in Charleville-Mézières
Arthur Rimbaud Museum
  • Sep 12, 2017
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Charleville-Mézières, a town in northern France opened the Old Mill on the river Meuse to read more

Museum Mudam in Luxemburg
MUDAM museum– Luxembourg
  • Aug 2, 2017
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Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Mudam is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary read more

Museum Jeanne d’Arc
  • Sep 12, 2017
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Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, IPA: ; 6 January c. 1412 – 30 read more

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The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Located in Warphernont Wood, the emplacement for the SKL - 45 Max - 380 mm gun was one of the most closely guarded secrets of the First World War. It was in a particularly strategic position behind the German front lines. The read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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This monument, which was built by an American, is based on a legend stating that French soldiers were buried alive, standing in their trench during constant shelling. It has remained in popular memory as a symbol of Verdun's battlefield. 55100 DOUAUMONT Unrestricted read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 459

Nine villages located in the "Red Zone" were razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun, swept away in the devastating onslaught. They were Beaumont-¬en-Verdunois, Bezonvaux, Cumieres-le-Mort-Hornme, Douaumont, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Haumont-pres¬-Samogneux, l.ouvemont-Cote-du-Poivre, Ornes and Vaux-¬devant-Damloup. Only a few traces remain, with the read more

Les Epargnes

  • Jun 12, 2018
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Les Eparges is a ridge overlooking the Woevre Plain opening out towards the town of Metz. It was the scene of terrible fighting, especially in 1915. It was in this sector, which includes the Calonne Trench, that literary conscripts were brought face read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

  • Jul 6, 2017
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The heights of Le Mort Homme or Dead Man's Hill (German: Toter Mann) lie within the French municipality of Cumières-le-Mort-Homme around 10 kilometres northwest of the town of Verdun in France. The hill earned tragic notoriety for being the scene of bitter read more

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
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Fort Douaumont is the mightiest of the forts surrounding Verdun. Captured in a surprise attack four day after the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, it was occupied by the German Army for eight months. They used it as shelter for their read more

The World Centre for Peace (Centre Mondial de la des Libertes et des Droits de l’Homme)

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights (Centre Mondial de la Paix, des Libertes et des Droits de l'Homme) is housed in the luxurious archbishop's palace in Verdun, described by Saint-Simon in his memoirs, as the most splendid such palace read more

Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon

  • Sep 7, 2016
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A small exhibition about the American offensive in the First Word War: battle, divisions, heroes, cemeteries, etc. All strategic militaire information, with b/w photo's and mainly text and text and text in French... Maison de l'Histoire, rue de la Prairi, Doulcon. Close to the read more

The bus: ligne 14-18 to the battlefields in Verdun

  • Jun 13, 2018
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Visit by yourself Verdun and its Battlefield on board of the bus. It will show you unique and amazing views. With our line ‘‘14-18 Champ de Bataille’’, we drop you off at the foot of the well-known sites. Itinery: download the folder: ligne read more