Welcome to beautiful Ardennes.
After having worked for UNESCO for 19 years in Paris from where I had occasions to visit Ardennes. The central city of Ardennes is Charleville-Mézières where you can visit the museum of Arthur Rimbaud, who is the most loved poet of the world. You can also visit the famous place called "place Ducale" which was built by famous Charles de Gonzague in 1628. One of the most beautiful Place in Europe. The architecture of this place is unique place of the world.
The visit of international marionettes centre is not less interesting. This centre is created in 1895. There is an international festival of marionettes every two years. Hundreds of world famous
actors of marionettes come to present their marionettes.
The Basilique Notre-Dame d'espérance is one of the most beautiful religious building in Ardennes. It has hosted in 1570 the wedding of Charles IX king of France and Elisabeth from Austria, niece of Charles Quint. 1000 sq m of stained glass.