Living environment

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,...
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,...
Located to the north of Charleville-Mézières, the Vieilles-Forges lake offers an ideal setting in which to enjoy a host of recreational activities within a breathtaking natural environment
published on: 10/03/2016
Located to the north of Charleville-Mézières, the Vieilles-Forges lake offers an ideal setting in which to enjoy a host of recreational activities within a breathtaking natural environment. Nestled at the heart of the Ardennes Massif, and just a few kilometres from the Meuse Valley, Vieilles-Forges...
Located in the Roucy à Olizy-Primat woods in the south of the Ardennes, the Argonne Découverte parc
published on: 10/03/2016
Located in the Roucy woods in the south of the Ardennes, the Argonne Découverte parc (formerly named Parc Nocturnia) offers visitors an innovative introduction to the night behaviour of local wildlife and to the observation of animals in their natural habitats. Since it opened in 2015, the Parc...
Well known for the Meuse river valley and its meandering curves, the Ardennes is an ideal setting for river tourism
published on: 10/03/2016
Well known for the Meuse river valley and its meandering curves, the Ardennes is an ideal setting for river tourism. In the recent years various pieces of infrastructure and services have been developed to facilitate the discovery of the department's wonderful landscapes along the path of the river...
The Hôtels & Patrimoine Group Hotels & Heritage which runs the 4-star hotel at the Sedan fortified castle will soon have two additional addresses in France
published on: 10/03/2016
The Hôtels & Patrimoine Group [Hotels & Heritage] which runs the 4-star hotel at the Sedan fortified castle will soon have two additional addresses in France. Founded 10 years ago by Olivier Gourio and Laurent Cadieu, the Hôtels & Patrimoine Group converts historical buildings into high...
The town of Charleville-Mézières in the Ardennes will host the 18th edition of  Puppet Theatre festival
published on: 10/03/2016
From 18 to 27 September, the town of Charleville-Mézières will host the 18th edition of  Puppet Theatre festival, the essential meeting place in the world of marionette arts. Established in 1961, the World Puppet Theatre Festival, held every other year in Charleville-Mézières, is the largest puppet...