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. http://cftsa.free.fr
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 http://aux-sabots-de-vent.ffe.com/
FAISSAULT (15 kms) : Woinic: the Giant wild boar, the emblematic symbol of the Ardennes region. www.woinic.fr
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. www.musee-verlaine.fr
LA CASSINE-VENDRESSE (24km)
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 :
LAUNOIS SUR VENCE (25 kms) :
Former royal coaching inn in Launois-sur-Vence.
Self-guided tour or by appointment. www.launoissurvence.com
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 ».
CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES (30 mins):
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. www.charleville-tourisme.fr
SEDAN : (40 mins) The largest castle in Europe https://www.chateau-fort-sedan.fr/en/
REIMS (1 hour) discover the cathedral, the “Palais du Tau” or the champagne houses.