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 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 read more

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor

  • Aug 30, 2017
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The Ipoustéguy Gallery: a shock for whoever ventures into nit for the first time, a bright space, the focal of the Dunois Valley Cultural Center, an ideal place to discover one of the major sculptors of the XXth century. Since 2001, the read more

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. read more

Raccoon

  • Nov 6, 2017
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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 read more

Torgny – Belgium

  • Sep 30, 2017
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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

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 read more

Ouvrage de la Ferté

  • Oct 6, 2017
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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

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 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 read more

Villages des vieux metiers

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Azannes, the village of old crafts opens each year on each of the sundays in May. A beautiful experience, where you can walk through history and enjoy the local people working the old handcrafts and trades. An outdoor museum that you should not read more

Marville

  • Sep 30, 2017
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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

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 read more

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. The worship read more

Felt Museum – Mouzon

  • Sep 6, 2017
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Settled in the old cattle sheds of the abbey built during the 17the century, the Felt Museum was created in 1988 to make known and to promote this particular matter: felt. Its manufacture was established in Mouzon in the years 1880’s by the read more

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 read more

Orval Abbey

  • Aug 15, 2017
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Orval Abbey (Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval) is a Cistercian monastery founded in 1132 in the Gaume region of Belgium and is located in Villers-devant-Orval, part of Florenville in the province of Luxembourg. The abbey is well known for its history and spiritual life read more

European honey buzzard

  • Nov 7, 2017
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The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), also known as the pern or common pern, Video from the vetenarians in Stenay. Honey buzzard in the Woods of the North Meuse. The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), also known as the read more

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 read more

The Saint-Dagobert fountain

  • Jun 11, 2017
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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

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

Marville – St. Hilaire cemetery

  • Sep 30, 2017
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The Saint-Hilaire church and cemetery in Marville are in fact a superb museum of funerary art with astonishing and highly moving stone tombs. They enable us to better understand the Cult of the Dead that lasted from the Middle Ages to the Baroque read more

A day with Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy

  • Sep 23, 2017
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To spent a beautiful day in Dun-sur-Meuse en Dun-Haut with modern art, nature and history we recommend the one day tour "a day with Ipoustéguy". Visit the permanent exposition known as the ‘Gallery Ipoustéquy’ and the temporary exhibitions in the other rooms. Find the birthhouse read more

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 read more

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 read more

Boat trip on the Meuse river

  • Sep 18, 2017
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Boat trip on the Meuse. Discover the Meuse River in all its beauty. The river that migrates from the source in Pouilly-en-Bassin to the seagate in Rotterdam. In the department of Meuse you can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this river. From May read more

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 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. read more

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 his surroundings. From Bouillon in Belgium to Luxembourg city, from Nancy to Reims. On our tourist information website, our virtual tourist office, you read more

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: read more

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 read more

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 read more

wildcat (Felis silvestris)

  • Nov 5, 2017
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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, 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 read more

Bar-le-Duc

  • Sep 9, 2017
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Bar-le-Duc – A town of artistic, architectural and historic interest. Bar-le-Duc lies midway between Reims and Nancy, 2½ hrs from Paris. It is a “Town of artistic, architectural and historic interest” (Ville d'art et d'histoire) and one of the “most beautiful detours in read more

Nature Reserve Raymond Mayné – Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
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Nature Reserve Raymond Mayné Situated north of the village and facing south, the nature reserve stretches on a nearly-six-hectare surface; it belongs to the association “Ardenne et Gaume” and to the district of Rouvroy. It enjoys a warm and dry climate and consists 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 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred read more

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. Plants on calcareous grassland are typically short and hardy, and include grasses and herbs such as clover. Calcareous grassland is an read more

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 read more

Hermitage of Saint Rouin

  • Sep 30, 2017
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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

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 read more

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, read more

Café du Port

  • Sep 26, 2017
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The café du port welcomes you in its convivial lounge area. Tea room, Breakfast, cocktails, ice-cream ... Adresse : 26 rue du port, 55700 Stenay Open Summer: 08.30-22.00 hrs. Winter: 16.30-22.00 hrs. Facebook : https://fr-fr.facebook.com/   read more

Centre Pompidou – Metz

  • Aug 4, 2017
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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

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. read more

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) read more

Aubrac cow – biological meat

  • Oct 7, 2017
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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

Wash-houses – lavoirs

  • Sep 30, 2017
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A Lavoir is a public place set aside for the washing of clothes. Communal washing places were common in Europe until industrial washing was introduced, and they in turn were replaced by launderettes. Lavoirs are commonly sited on a spring or beside read more

Red fox in the Woods – video

  • Nov 8, 2017
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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 read more

Alain Fournier

  • Sep 10, 2017
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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

Tourist information
  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 12

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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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

Centre Pompidou in Metz
Centre Pompidou – Metz
  • Aug 4, 2017
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Centre Pompidou-Metz, first decentralisation of a national cultural establishment in France, Centre Pompidou, was developed read more

felt museum Mouzon
Felt Museum – Mouzon
  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 18

Settled in the old cattle sheds of the abbey built during the 17the century, the read more

Castle of Sedan
Château fort – Castle of Sedan
  • Sep 12, 2017
  • 12

Visit the Castle. In family or with a group, discover our visits At the heart of read more

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First World War

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 read more

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 15

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

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 12

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

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

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