September 2017

Battle sites of the Argonne area

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 491 Views

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 ’14-’18 – Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 525 Views

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

Montfaucon-d’Argonne – village ruins

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 671 Views

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

Wash-houses – lavoirs

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 425 Views

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

Hermitage in St. Walfroy

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 478 Views

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

Hermitage of Saint Rouin

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 527 Views

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

Torgny – Belgium

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 536 Views

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

Hermitage Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 486 Views

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

Nature Reserve Raymond Mayné – Torgny

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 521 Views

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

Marville – St. Hilaire cemetery

  • Sep 30, 2017
  • 501 Views

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