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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardennes

Charleville-Mézières - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardennes

Capital of the French Ardennes, the city of Charleville-Mézières, labeled city of art and history, is ideally situated on the banks of the Meuse. This diverse city invites you to discover its heart of the 17th century, the remains of its medieval city and neighborhood art deco, with among other things : its beautiful square Ducale, the museums, the walls, the extraordinary church of the Basilica of Our Lady of Hope...

The specialties offered Charleville-Mézières : the patty juice, cacasse bare ass salad with bacon, the Carolo.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.7620850 (N 49° 45’ 44”)
Longitude4.7260960 (E 4° 43’ 34”)
Surface area31.44 km²
Population51250 inhabitants
Density1630 inhabitants/km²
Insee code08105
IntercommunalityCA de Charleville-Mézières Cœur d'Ardenne

Nearest cities & towns

Prix-lès-Mézières3.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Laurent3.7 km (7 min)
Warcq4 km (11 min)
Montcy-Notre-Dame4.3 km (10 min)
Ville-sur-Lumes5.5 km (9 min)
Villers-Semeuse5.6 km (13 min)
Lumes5.9 km (9 min)
Aiglemont6.8 km (12 min)
Évigny7 km (14 min)
La Grandville7.1 km (14 min)
Damouzy7.2 km (13 min)
Gernelle7.3 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Place Ducale.

The Museum of the Ardennes : archeology, fine arts, arts and traditions.

Rimbaud Museum and the House of Elsewhere.

The fortifications of Mezieres.

The basilica and its 1000 m² of stained glass.

The highlight of Ayvelles.

Other activities: Metropolis ( the multiplex of the city), Central Park (bowling, laser game... ), Mount Olympus with its harbor and the beautiful pool ( with relaxation area : hammam, sauna, jacuzzi... ) the PBA ( Petite Brasserie Ardennes ) that will let you discover the Ardennes beers.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Spring poets.

The festival of brotherhood in the Ardennes early May.

The beer festival the weekend of Pentecost.

Ducale beach in summer.

Eco- Festival Cabaret Vert : the last weekend of August.

The world festival of puppet theaters : in September every two years.

Concerts Forum : every first Saturday of the month.

Nuit Blanche in early October.

The Christmas market.

Detailed information

World Puppet Theatre Festival
The world’s biggest puppet gatheringFrom 18 to 27 september 2015


Place Ducale
Place Ducale
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Arthur Rimbaud Museum
Arthur Rimbaud Museum
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Gallery instead Ducale
Gallery instead Ducale
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Place Ducale
Place Ducale
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Basilica de Mézières and stained glass
Basilica de Mézières and stained glass
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See photo


Saturday 25 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 26 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 27 april
Min. 1°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The site of the four Aymon son.

Woinic giant boar of the Ardennes.

The Total Eclipse road.

The Cistercian abbey and pools of Élan.

Castle Montcornet.

The Lake Old Forge.

Animal Park St. Lawrence.

The loops of the Meuse.

Castle Sedan.

The fortifications of the city star Rocroi.


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sorcy Wood
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h30Écordal (28 km)
Pâquis Loop
HikeEasy2h30Vouziers (40 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals