Heritage and History
The Ardennes, a strategic corridor through which all invasions from the east have come throughout the ages, is a veritable open-air museum.
Sites punctuate the key historical periods, such as the Waroux Windmill and the Villy-la-Ferté Fort for the Second World War, the House of the Last Cartridge for 1870 and, of course, the Castle of Sedan in a town full of art and history.
Fortified churches are also to be found in the region of the Thiérache Ardennaise.
Charleville Mézières of course has as its epicentre the delightful square, the Place Ducale, a princely folly with which remains associated the name of Charles de Gonzague.
The Museum of Ardennes Metallurgy in Bogny-sur-Meuse has recently opened its doors and invites you to dive into the passionate history of its epopee of iron and ironmasters.