On Rimbaud’s & Verlaine’s Footsteps : travel route by car, motorcycle or bike :

ATTIGNY (3 mins / 4 kms)
Ardennes Tourist Train. From Amagne to Challerange, the train stops at Attigny. Every Sundays in July and August. 

ROCHE  (10 mins / 8 kms) Arthur Rimbaud’s holiday home. Wash house, walls of the family cottage, hiking trail on Rimbaud’s footsteps.

Canoeing in Chuffily Roche : Canoe hire, canoe tour down the Aisne river. Corn maze (during summer).

Horse riding : Equestrian centre Aux sabots de vent

FAISSAULT (15 kms) : Woinic: the Giant wild boar, the emblematic symbol of the Ardennes region.

RETHEL (18 kms) The Saint-Nicolas church in Rethel. Open from mid-June to end of August.

JUNIVILLE (23 kms) : The Verlaine Museum in Juniville
. Former « Inn of the Golden Lion » where Verlaine was a regular between 1880 and 1882.

Domaine  du Haut Fourneau de Vendresse   Playground for children from 2 to 14 years old, sound and light “the magic of fire”, fishing …
From April to the end of September

Farmers market & local products. Every 3rd Fridays of the month, 3.30- 8.00 p.m.

Stop-over on the abbey route :

Former royal coaching inn in Launois-sur-Vence
Self-guided tour or by appointment.
Farmers market & local products. From March to December, every 1st Fridays of the month, 3.30-8.00 pm.

VILLERS-LE-TILLEUL (27 kms) : Ardennes Golf Course.  Championship 18-hole golf course.
 Par, 72. Length, 5,879 m, 20-bay golf driving range
. Club house, Pro-Shop, lounge bar « Le Rendez-Vous », restaurant « Le Fairway ».

Find out more about Mézières, its medieval walls and the rare stained-glass windows of its basilica, as well as Charleville’s 17th century Place Ducale.

SEDAN : (40 mins) The largest castle in Europe

REIMS (1 hour) discover the cathedral, the “Palais du Tau” or the champagne houses.