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Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor

  • Aug 30, 2017
  • 145

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy (January 6, 1920 – February 8, 2006),a figurative French sculptor, was born "Jean Robert" in Dun-sur-Meuse. His artwork had a distinct style, combining abstract elements with the human figure, often in the écorché style of French anatomists. The American writer read more

Centre Pompidou – Metz

  • Aug 4, 2017
  • 262

Centre Pompidou-Metz, first decentralisation of a national cultural establishment in France, Centre Pompidou, was developed in collaboration with the greater urban community - Communauté d’Agglomération de Metz Métropole. It is a public establishment for cultural cooperation whose founding members are the French read more

Storks

  • Jun 30, 2017
  • 185

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. For example: In the village of Vittarville across from the read more

Hermitage in St. Walfroy

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 138

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 read more

Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon

  • Sep 7, 2016
  • 21

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

Montfaucon American Monument

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 101

The World War I Montfaucon American Monument is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun, France. It consists of a massive granite doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of liberty, which towers read more

Marville

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 141

The small but delightful town of Marville. I had been intending to visit anyway but was immediately impressed. The other points on our route had all been quaint villages with lots of the local yellow stone - not a torchy wall in sight. You read more

Etang d’Amel

  • May 29, 2018
  • 24

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! read more

Museum Princerie

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 12

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 read more

Cercle Saint Dagobert II

  • Jun 11, 2017
  • 210

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: read more

Calcareous grassland

  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 127

Calcareous grassland (or alkaline grassland) is an ecosystem associated with thin basic soil, such as that on chalk and limestone downland. Plants on calcareous grassland are typically short and hardy, and include grasses and herbs such as clover. Calcareous grassland is an read more

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 136

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 read more

Saint Dagobert II, king of the Merovingers

  • Jun 10, 2017
  • 173

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 read more

Hermitage of Saint Rouin

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 129

Beaulieu-en-Argonne: The hermitage of Saint Rouin chapel with its contemporary style, was designed by Rayssinger and inspired by Corbusier and Henri Matisse. Stained glass by a young Japanese girl Kimie Bando. The altarpiece of the Assumption dates from the eighteenth century. A read more

Aubrac cow – biological meat

  • Oct 7, 2017
  • 135

By the breeding, the Aubrac cow is fed exclusively with grass from natural grassland, and supplemented with a mixture of flattened cereals. These have grown without fertilizers or pesticides. Everything is produced locally, no read more

River Semois – walking

  • Oct 8, 2017
  • 140

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 read more

Red fox in the Woods – video

  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 128

Renard(vulpus vulpus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Fox in the Woods of the North Meuse. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes), largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora order, being present across the entire read more

Museum Barrois in Bar-le-Duc

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 24

  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. The Archaeology section houses collections come mainly from Na ix-aux-forges (known read more

Beekeeping museum (Maison du miel et des abeilles)

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 14

Maison du miel et des abeilles du Val Dunois (Bee keeping museum). Discover the fascinating world of bees. Enthusiastic beekeepers have developed a fun way of sharing their knowledge with visitors. You can access the very heart or of the hive in totally read more

Ouvrage de la Ferté

  • Oct 6, 2017
  • 144

Built from 1935 to 1937, the Fort of La Ferté is part of the mighty Maginot Line. In May 1940 it was to become the theatre of one of the most tragical episodes of the Battle of France. After four days of read more

Fort de Vaux

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 20

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 read more

Marguerre Camp

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 22

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 read more

The Duzey battery (Le Canon de Duzey)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 23

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

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 26

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

Luzy-St.Martin – monuments

  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 118

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 read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

  • Jul 6, 2017
  • 236

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

The Saint-Dagobert fountain

  • Jun 11, 2017
  • 154

It is found in the centre of a 1,500- hectare stretch of forest, managed by the National Office of Forests, Departmental Service of the Meuse, Stenay division. The ancient Arphays fountain, now called the Fountain of Saint-¬Dagobert, has been a place of read more

Hermitage Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 126

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. The worship read more

Arthur Rimbaud Museum

  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 147

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) read more

Montsec American monument

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 19

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 read more

Chassepierre International Street Art Festival

  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 128

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 read more

Butte de Vauquois

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 17

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 read more

Alain Fournier

  • Sep 10, 2017
  • 150

Henri-Alban Fournier, who later wrote under the pseudonym Alain-Fournier, was born on October 3, 1886 at La Chapelle d'Angillon where his parents were teachers. He spent his chilhood in the Sologne countryside. In 1891 his father became a teacher at Epineuil le read more

MUDAM museum– Luxembourg

  • Aug 2, 2017
  • 223

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 read more

wildcat (Felis silvestris)

  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 125

The wildcat (Felis silvestris) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Wildkat in the Woods of the North Meuse. The wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a small cat native to much of Africa, Europe, and Southwest and Central Asia into India, western China, and Mongolia. read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 22

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

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

  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 16

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

Mont-devant-Sassey – church

  • Sep 10, 2017
  • 139

Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Mont-devant-Sassey. Built in the Argonne foothills during the 11th and 12th centuries, the Church of Our Lady of MONT-DEVANT-SASSEY is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Lorraine. Despite lengthy periods of construction, wars and plundering, it read more

Trench of Bayonets (la tranchée des Baïonnettes)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 20

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

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 166

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 read more

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

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 151

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 read more

Charmois, castle Mouzay

  • May 10, 2017
  • 130

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 read more

Museum of Sacred Art and Benedictine libary.

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 14

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 read more

City tour Stenay

  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 130

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. read more

Museum Jules-Bastien Lepage

  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 169

(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 read more

Basilica of our Lady in Avioth

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 163

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. read more

Raccoon

  • Nov 6, 2017
  • 120

Procyon (genus) Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Raccoon in the Woods of the North Meuse. Procyon is a genus of nocturnal mammals, comprising three species commonly known as raccoons, in the family Procyonidae. The most familiar species, the common raccoon (P. lotor), read more

American cemetery First World War

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 134

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 read more

Torgny – Belgium

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 143

Torgny is a village in the municipality of Rouvroy, in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium, close to the French border. It has about 200 inhabitants and is the southernmost place of Belgium. Till 1977 Torgny was a municipality. Torgny is one of the read more

Roe deer

  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 128

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 read more

Tourist information
  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 110

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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Marguerre Camp

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 22

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 read more

Maison de l’Histoire – Doulcon

  • Sep 7, 2016
  • 21

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

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 166

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 read more

Butte de Vauquois

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 17

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 read more

Destroyed Villages (les villages détruits)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 22

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

Montsec American monument

  • Jun 12, 2018
  • 19

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 read more

Côte 304 and le Mort-Homme

  • Jul 6, 2017
  • 236

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

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 136

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 read more

Fort de Douaumont (The Douaumont Fort)

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 26

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