Living environment

Ardennes War and Peace Museum: understanding the reasons for war in order to build peace
published on 10/18/2019
The origin of this museum located in Novion-Porcien in French Ardennes, is the purchase by the Department of an impressive collection of uniforms and materials, including French and German from World War II. The collection has since been enriched and includes more than 14,000 objects. The vocation...
The Cabaret Vert music festival was set up in 2005 to highlight how much French Ardennes has to offer. Around 100,000 spectators now attend the event in Charleville-Mézières each year
published on 01/15/2019
The Cabaret Vert music festival was set up in 2005 to highlight how much French Ardennes has to offer. Around 100,000 spectators now attend the event in Charleville-Mézières each year. The festival is a more recent addition to the scene than its more famous competitors (Eurockéennes, Vieilles...
The Parc Argonne Découverte sits at the edge of French Ardennes forest, near Vouziers (in South Ardennes). It makes use of educational and play activities to bring visitors and nature and wildlife lovers up close to animals
published on 01/15/2019
The Parc Argonne Découverte sits at the edge of French Ardennes forest, near Vouziers (in South Ardennes). It makes use of educational and play activities to bring visitors and nature and wildlife lovers up close to animals. It is the second most visited paid for destination in the department (42,...
“Ardenne Ecotourism”, Franco-Belgian project led by Agence de Développement Touristique des Ardennes (ADTA), has just been awarded the 2018 Esperluette in Sustainable Tourism category
published on 01/15/2019
“Ardenne Ecotourism”, Franco-Belgian project led by Agence de Développement Touristique des Ardennes (ADTA), has just been awarded the 2018 Esperluette in Sustainable Tourism category. The “Esperluettes” recognise good practice and innovation in tourism development agencies.  The Ardenne Ecotourism...
From 24th to 27th August, around 100,000 festival-goers were able to enjoy French Ardennes thanks to this musical event, which is known across France and has clearly defined values
published on 11/09/2017
From 24th to 27th August, around 100,000 festival-goers were able to enjoy French Ardennes thanks to this musical event, which is known across France and has clearly defined values. Since its creation in 2005, “Le Cabaret Vert” has been part of a process to promote and development the Ardennes...
As part of the Departmental Observatory, the Tourist Development Agency and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Ardennes have just published the 2016 Key Figures for Tourism in French Ardennes to give an overall vision of the local tourist economy
published on 11/09/2017
As part of the Departmental Observatory, the Tourist Development Agency (ADT) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of the Ardennes have just published the 2016 Key Figures for Tourism in French Ardennes to give an overall vision of the local tourist economy. With €37 million in direct...
Michelin’s Green Guide celebrates tourist destinations that place an emphasis on discovering a region’s natural and cultural heritage
published on 07/31/2017
The Michelin guidebook first appeared at the start of the 20th century, published by the tyre manufacturers of the same name. Today it’s the industry reference. As well as awarding its famous stars for cooking, Michelin’s Green Guide celebrates tourist destinations that place an emphasis on...
As a cross-border area the Ardennes has developed synergies and collaborations from the outset, in particular with their neighbours in Belgium and Luxembourg
published on 04/04/2017
As a cross-border area the Ardennes has developed synergies and collaborations from the outset, in particular with their neighbours in Belgium and Luxembourg. The Ardenne brand was born out of the desire to be united under a common identity in order to improve the attractiveness of the French,...
The Ardennes offer all of the resources required for the development of this new tourist model
published on 10/03/2016
Tourism is a vital sector within for a territory's economy. According to the Regional Tourism Observatory of Champagne-Ardenne, economic benefits of tourism in 2015 are estimated at 77 million euros, and 1 400 jobs are related to this industry in the Ardennes (French and Belgian). In the Ardennes,...
From 25 to 28 August Charleville-Mézières, the birthplace of Rimbaud, hosted the 12th Cabaret Vert festival, under the title 'Wild Wild Fest', in the Ardennes
published on 10/03/2016
From 25 to 28 August Charleville-Mézières, the birthplace of Rimbaud, hosted the 12th Cabaret Vert festival, under the title 'Wild Wild Fest'. Created in 2005 by the FLaP association, the attendance of the Ardennes-based festival has practically doubled in the last ten years (85 000 visitors in...