Battlefields and Memorials - Major places
Nowhere in France can claim to have been at the crossroads of history quite as often as The French Ardennes, in the northern tip of the country. The only French department to have been fully occupied for the entire duration of both world wars, it was also here (Sedan) where France was defeated in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. Invaded, occupied, bombed and devastated, it is nevertheless today one of the most rural and peaceful corners of the country, where it’s possible to experience a truly relaxing holiday while following some of the most famous chapters of French history..
More infos about the First World War Centenary in the French Ardennes.