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 but also for its local production of the Trappist beer Orval and a specific cheese.
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Woinic, the wild boar

  • Sep 14, 2018
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In the parking lot of the A34 (the motorway between Reims and Charleville-Mézières), 10km north of Rethel, this gigantic wild boar is worth stopping for a while. From the highway already visible but its true glory is only to experience when you read more

Cycing course 44 km

  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 44 km course via Vigneul, Chauvency, La Ferté-sur-Chiers .   Course thanks to the association "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". The "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" starts every Saturday at 14:00 for a read more

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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 74 km course via Quincy, Villécloye, Lamorteau, Houdrignyt, Thonne-la-Long, Thonne-la-Prés, Lamouilly.   Course thanks to the association "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". The "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" starts every Saturday at 14:00 read more

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  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 80 km course via Inor, Euilly-et-Lombut, Brévilly, Villers-devant-Mouzon, Belval-bois-des-dames et Beauclair.   Course thanks to the association "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". The "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" starts every Saturday at 14:00 read more

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  • 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.   Course thanks to the association "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". The "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" starts every Saturday at 14:00 for a read more

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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 27,5 km course via Milly-sur-Bradon, Sassey-sur-Meuse, Saulmory-et-Villefranche.   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 read more

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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 39 km course via Murvaux, Doulcon, Saulmory.   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 read more

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  • Jul 26, 2018
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Cycling course thanks to the "Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse". A 47 km course via Dun-sur-Meuse, Cléry, Sassey, Wiseppe.   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 read more

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Boat rental

  • May 12, 2018
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Whether you come here for a few hours or a whole weekend, step aboard and discover the charms of the river. You don’t need a licence to be the captain for a few days. After a few instructions, you’ll be ready to steer one of our “Souchets”, very easy to handle river cruisers.
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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

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 of Ipoustéquy. The house was hit hard during the First World... 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 to September, Meuse Nautic invites you to discover the beauty of the... 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 Jametz was to far away from the frontline to react in time in... read more

Jean-Robert Ipoustéguy – sculptor

  • Aug 30, 2017
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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 John Updike once wrote that he “may be France’s foremost living sculptor, but... read more

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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 but also for its local production of the Trappist beer Orval and a specific cheese.
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