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 can still see that Marville was much grander.
This is a very pretty town and wandering about the streets there were numerous touches on the the facades of the houses, which owe their style to the Spanish Renaissance. When Marville was taken by the French in the 17th Century, Louis XIV decided that having a secondary fortress so close to Montmédy and the frontier with the Netherlands, was not a good idea and order the dismantlement of the defences. However parts of the old walls still exist.