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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Meuse

Stenay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Meuse

Combining water and green landscapes, Country Stenay is crossed from south to north through the gentle valley of the Meuse and its fat meadow. In the West, it is crossed by the Cotes de Meuse, while in the East lies the vast and deep forest Woëvre; northwest finally flows Chiers and rise the foothills of the Coast Mosel, which rely on the Ardennes nearby.

Stenay was first Celtic, Gallo-Roman before becoming Merovingian royal city in the seventh century. 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 Condé who connected it to the Fronde, which led to the decision and the dismantling of the city, ordered by Louis XIV in 1689. Some beautiful buildings that belonged the citadel still testify today including that houses the museum of beer. Stenay then turned into important bourgeois and industrial township, military and cultural. Become French, the city however remained on the border, including all the invasions; but the wars of 1870, 14-18 and 39-45 are miraculously spared.

Geographical information

Latitude49.4924370 (N 49° 29’ 33”)
Longitude5.1873750 (E 5° 11’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 163m to 303m
Surface area27.16 km²
Population2856 inhabitants
Density105 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBar-le-Duc (62 mi, 1h44)
Insee code55502
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Stenay et du Val Dunois
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Laneuville-sur-Meuse1.4 mi (4 min)
Mouzay2.6 mi (6 min)
Baâlon2.7 mi (5 min)
Cesse3 mi (7 min)
Martincourt-sur-Meuse3.1 mi (6 min)
Luzy-Saint-Martin4 mi (10 min)
Wiseppe4 mi (9 min)
Inor4.1 mi (8 min)
Beaufort-en-Argonne4.4 mi (10 min)
Beauclair4.8 mi (8 min)
Lamouilly5.2 mi (11 min)
Nepvant5.2 mi (12 min)
Halles-sous-les-Côtes5.6 mi (11 min)
Olizy-sur-Chiers5.6 mi (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Nature Festival
Exhibition and Demonstration Artisans Sky Art
Ghana Solid'art Exhibition
Cine Toddler: Peter Pan
Musee de la Biere Festival
Theater: "Out of School" and "I dared the Brotherhood"
Escapes in Meuse
Party Kiosk
Concert of Harmony
Sound & Light - if it was only a nightmare?


Beer Museum
Beer Museum
See photo
The Old Mill
The Old Mill
See photo
Beer Museum
Beer Museum
See photo
The Marina
The Marina
See photo
Mayor and kiosk
Mayor and kiosk
See photo
Marina and area motorhomes services
Marina and area motorhomes services
See photo
See photo
Friday morning Market
Friday morning Market
See photo
Kiosk festival in June
Kiosk festival in June
See photo


Friday 26 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 27 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 28 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Argonne glassmaking exhibition
Culture and education4 € to 5 € Les Islettes (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage Tour - Discovering Stenay
HikeEasy50 minStenay
From Vaux-lès-Mouzon to Sailly
HikeIntermediate2h00Vaux-lès-Mouzon (8.4 mi)
Around the farm of Sart
Village visitEasy1h30Vaux-lès-Mouzon (8.4 mi)
Between forest and heritage
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate4h35Sedan (18.1 mi)
Pâquis Loop
HikeEasy2h30Vouziers (23 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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