Combining landscapes of water and greenery, the country Stenay is crossed from south to north by the gentle valley of the Meuse and its fat meadow. In the West, it is crossed by the Meuse Hills, while in the East lies the vast and deep forest Woëvre; northwest and finally flows Chiers rise the foothills of Ribs Mosel, based on the Ardennes nearby.
Stenay was originally Celtic, Gallo-Roman town before becoming the 7th century Merovingian royal. Residence of the last Merovingian king Dagobert II, including a permanent exhibition traces the memory near the Tourist Office, "Stenay Lorraine", also called Asthenidum then Sathanacum the Middle Ages, was one of the strongest fortresses of the Meuse valley after Sedan. Stenay was successively owned by Godfrey of Bouillon, the Dukes of Lorraine and the Prince of Conde, who connected it to the Fronde, which resulted in taking and dismantling of the city, ordered by Louis the 14th in 1689. Some beautiful buildings that belonged to the citadel which still testify that houses the museum of beer. Stenay thus turned into major town bourgeois and industrial, military and cultural. Became French, the city still remained on the border and all the sudden invasion, but the war did little to change his appearance.
Open daily except Tuesdays from March 2 to November 30 to 10 hours to 18 hours.
It traces the history, manufacturing, trades and a unique collection of around beer, drink several thousand years.
Possibility of tasting over 60 different beers!
Disabled access - free for under 18 - One free admission per location rented motorhome and boat moored Stenay - Reduced rate for schools, students and groups - combined visits possible (land, castle and Charmois brewery, city Stenay, Crypt of Saint Dagobert, Montmédy ...)
Gateway to the old church of Saint Dagobert II, the permanent exhibition hall dedicated to the memory of Saint Dagobert second and documentation center Merovingian are open year round Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 14 to 17h. Hiking trails in the forest of Woëvre complement your stay in the footsteps of the last Merovingian king. Information +33 3 29 80 48 04.
A one-hour walking tour takes you through the traces of ancient fortifications surrounding the city (circuit "around the walls, remains of fortifications" of the city of Stenay).
Another tour takes you explore its maze of streets and alleys, describing the main monuments and sights of the city.
The city of Stenay and mysteries (myth of Satan, sator square ...). Information at the tourist office.
The marina is open all year, the harbor is open from 15 March to 11 November. Information at the tourist office.
The service area for campers comfortable open all year. Information at the tourist office.
The municipal park Forge, with rare trees, benches and games for children.
Hiking, horseback or mountain bike.
The library for all has a wide selection of periodicals, novels, autobiographies, regional books, historical etc. ... in a pleasant and bright. Information +33 3 29 80 30 31.
The municipal archives, for all your genealogical or historical research. Information +33 3 29 80 26 84 (by appointment).
The social and cultural center, offering over 16 different activities for all (information on +33 3 29 80 39 08).
More than 60 associations for more than 4000 members of sporting activities and cultural manager of many municipal facilities. Information and list with the Office of Tourism.
Fishing allows hundreds of enthusiasts try fishing for dozens of miles of shaded banks.
Specialties: Chocolates "Droppings of Satan", "Kisses Dagobert", "Pig Cookies", madeleines and culinary delights made beer in the restaurants of the city.
Fair Annual agricultural, commercial poultry and May 1.
Feast on the last weekend of August.
Free Concerts Christmas, Spring Festival of Music, St. Cecilia with Lyra stenaisienne.
The activities offered by the tourist office:
Each month, a new art exhibition at the marina from April to October.
Kiosk Live: Free concerts on the bandstand and giant barbecue in the city center on the Friday before the feast of music.
Market St Nicolas: The first Saturday in December around the booth: exhibitors, live entertainment, conviviality.
For the detailed program, contact the tourist office at +33 3 29 80 64 22 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The 18 villages of the district offer all aspects of rural architecture Lorraine: villages of the Cotes de Meuse, "village street" or "pile-villages". Habitat, often contained in magnificent orchards, are grouped at the foot of the Cotes de Meuse, spread in the valleys or isolated in the clearings. All these farms Lorraine, 18th and 19th centuries, are grouped around a church often rebuilt in the 18th century, washing and fountains.
20 000 ha of nature which 6 700 forests, 60 km of rivers and shaded fish in the country Stenay.
Hiking on foot, horseback or mountain bike, Stenay and its surroundings offer 20 000 acres of wilderness where rivers, hills, meadows and forests offer a changing landscape, natural heritage and rich architecture. 12 channels of 3.5 to 23 km crisscross the district.
Circuit "Around the country Stenay" (available free at the tourist office).