Le Vent des Forêts is a contemporary outdoor art space, around thirty kilometres form Verdun, in the department of Meuse. It was created in 1997 in the territory of six farming and forest villages: Dompcevrin, Fresnes-au-Mont, Lahaymeix, Nicey-sur-Aire, Pierrefitte-sur-Aire and Ville-devant-Belrain.
This original marked trail features over a hundred works of art created on site by resident visual artists from all over the world. They are made using materials from Meuse: limestone from Euville and Savonnières, untreated wood, iron… Each new work strengthens the ties between artists, the local population, artists' host families and volunteers from the association that manages the site.
Along 45 kilometres of marked paths, free to access from March to the end of September (outside of the hunting season), visitors can discover the works of art, spread across 6 circuits of 3 to 14 kilometres each. Ephemeral or long-lasting, they are exposed to time and the vagaries of the weather… and are therefore kept in place as long their condition allows.
Since 2013, houses in the forest have been available to hire at the site, for those who might be tempted by a night deep in the woods…