Nestling between the meanders of the Meuse and the Ardennes Forest, the small town of Revin still has its picturesque timber-framed houses. The most remarkable one, the 16th-century Spanish house at the corner of Quai Edgar Quinet and Rue Victor Hugo is now home to the Museum of Old Revin. Dedicated to daily life in the old days, it offers a reconstruction of a Revin home in the 1920-1930s, a collection of cast iron pans, and temporary exhibitions about the town, the Meuse Valley and the Ardennes.
To enjoy a beautiful panoramic view over the whole town and the meanders of the Meuse, head to the viewpoint at La Faligeotte, on Mount Malgré-Tout, whose beautiful scenery once charmed the novelist George Sand.
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.