A 25 km north of Charleville-Mezieres (capital of the Ardennes department), whose slogan boasts Revin his situation "At the heart of the Valley," also occupies a privileged position in the heart of Europe, since 8 km as the crow flies, in Viroinval in Belgium, is the geographical center of Europe of 15. For proof, a circle of 350 km radius, with center Revin, covers major cities of Northern Europe: the closer, Reims, Brussels, Luxembourg, Lille, Liege. Then Paris, Nancy, Aix-la-Chapelle, Antwerp. Finally, Strasbourg and Amsterdam, and beyond London and Frankfurt.
For 150 years, the economic development of Revin is linked to its opening:
On the one hand rail which allowed since 1860, liaison with Paris, and with the Belgian network and Vireux-Molhain Givet, Ardennes while providing a central position on the line Calais-Basel, between the coal basin of the North and the iron mines of Lorraine.
Second line of the Meuse saves the ports of the North Sea to join the Seine basin through the channel of the Ardennes and the Rhine by the canal from the Marne to the Rhine
Gastronomic specialties revinoises: cacasse to the bare bottom, salad with bacon, the sausage meat, white pudding with onion Revin of the game, thrushes, Bayen, cake, sugar pie, Revin the cookie (baked in a mold cast crown that workers made their own foundries revinoises), Mollet cake (baked in a clay mold), the wafers.
The old Revin ( circuit Heritage - 45 min )
The Spanish House - Museum (free admission) :
Home of the 16th century, listed as a historic monument, which houses the museum of local heritage.
Permanent exhibitions: revinois inside the early 20th century and foundry Revinoise.
Temporary Annual Exhibition.
The Dominican church and convent
Furniture ( pulpit - stalls ) is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments.
The former convent houses the House of Dialogue.
The pump Lavoye :
Public Fountain built shortly before 1789.
The castle Swallows (external):
Refuge from 1685 to 1688, French Protestants forced to emigrate after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV.
The Chapel of St. Eloi (external):
Built in 1930 in the midst of garden cities plants Faure. The frame comes from the old factory of the small town.
The park Rocheteau :
Trees and flowers Municipal Park, playgrounds for children, tennis courts... located along the Meuse.
Monument of Manises:
Tribute to 106 guerrillas Maquis of Manises, young Ardennes shot by German soldiers June 13, 1944 at a place called the Father of Oaks.
Mount and All - In spite of his views :
At an altitude of 450 meters, Mount offers several views, area with picnic : the Faligeotte, Rock of Minches. The most outstanding is the Falière ( starting paragliding ).
The stele George Sand:
Built in honor of the famous writer who lived in Revin. It was inaugurated May 31, 1953.
The Monument Jean Jaurès :
Revin was one of the first cities to erect a monument in memory of Jean Jaurès one of the founders of socialism.
Art Gallery (avenue Jean Baptiste Clément) open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 18h. Free admission.
Activities: Hiking (topo guide available at the point i) - Canoeing - Canobus - Paragliding - Orienteering - Raid kind.
Flower Market organized by the City. Information +33 3 24 41 55 65.
Festival Bootleg. Information +33 3 24 40 20 91.
Flea Flea market.
Lire en Fête. Information +33 3 24 41 84 32.
December: Parade and Christmas Market.
From May to September : Annual Exhibition at the Old Spanish House Revin said. Information 24 March 4213 73.
From September to June: Cultural Performances at the Espace Jean Vilar. Information +33 3 24 41 55 71.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Site of the legendary Roland Pierre: The Devil wishing to try the courage of the famous nephew of Charlemagne, threw two large rocks in order to force him to retreat before him. The 2 rocks came and stood at the foot Roland, but he did not budge. Footpath 30 minutes.
Mill of the Pile: Called once the mill of the battery, the tradition wants that the brigands were posting at this point to address the boats ... to steal.
Old stone quarries: the banks of the Meuse to Laifour. The stones were transported on Margotin, punting.
Church (1766) (exterior) built in stone Country (rubble).