Discover the most photogenic viewpoints in the Val d'Ardenne whatever the season.
It's well known that the Ardennes is synonymous with enchanting landscapes… and the Meuse valley is proof of that. Like a painter, the Ardennes has its own palette of colors offering a marvelous spectacle according to the seasons. Green, red, gold… it is a real source of inspiration for artists, painters and even photographers. To revel in it, we invite you to take to the skies. It is at the top of its hills that it reveals all its splendour. Take these views with you.
Here are 12 of the most photogenic viewpoints in Val d'Ardenne
The Mont d'Haurs viewpoint in Givet
At the foot of the Gregory Tower and on the heights of Mont d'Haurs, several breathtaking views of the town of Givet and its famous Charlemont citadel waiting for you. During a 4 km walk, discover the Mont d'Haurs. This is where we find the Pointe de Givet nature reserve from all angles.
You will know everything there is to know about the fauna, the flora, the rocks and the past of Given. A guide (in French and Dutch) has been published by the conservatory of natural spaces of Champagne Ardenne to accompany you. The little extra, this booklet also exists for children. How to learn while having fun? Through games and riddles, your children will understand the importance of protecting the nature in which they grow up.
The Camp Romain viewpoint – Mont Vireux (Vireux-Molhain)
The Roman camp, located at the top of Mont Vireux, will take you in the footsteps of the legionnaires who defended Roman Gaul against the first Germanic invasions in the XNUMXrd century. During your walk in this preserved natural environment, informative panels will allow you to discover the riches of this place.
The viewpoint of Timbre in Haybes
After going through the Clip of Moraypre and its pond, you will take a path in the heart of the Ardennes forest. The Timbre viewpoint will give you an unobstructed view of the town of Haybes on the one hand, and the Fépin dam on the other. A getaway where nature gives you the best it has to offer.
The rock of Madame de Cormont in Haybes
The oaks, beeches and hornbeams will take you on a journey through our forest massif with a guaranteed change of scenery. Be careful, the rock is a bit steep, but the view from the top of the rock is worth the effort. Satisfied, serene and peaceful, you will arrive on the rock of Madame de Cormont. From the bottom, observing the rock, you will be able to see the silhouette of Madame de Cormont looming over you.
The Platale viewpoint in Haybes
This magnificent viewpoint, located on the heights of the city of Haybes will make you discover the slate city of Fumay down to the smallest detail. Of the'Saint George church au castle of the counts of Bryas, passing through the verdeau and the Sainte Barbe Chapel, you can also admire the loop of the Meuse which takes shape around it.
The viewpoint is arranged so that you can picnic while enjoying the view. Treat yourself!
The Aurains viewpoint in Fumay
It is also (and above all) the preferred start for paragliders. It is from this huge hill that paragliders descend to jump into the void. It is located on the loop of the Meuse, 200 meters high in front of the town of Fumay.
The André Cunin viewpoint in Fumay
It will give you a closer look at the city of Fumay and the beautiful loop that surrounds it. A landscaped point of view which offers you the possibility of having a snack during a break. It is here that you can contemplate the sumptuous curves of the Meuse valley.
Viewpoint André Cunin
Our Lady of Divers Monts in Fumay
Our Lady of Divers Monts offers you three magnificent panoramas over the city of Fumay and over a good part of the Meuse valley. The 1st, with an orientation table to locate the surrounding villages, offers you an unobstructed view of the forest massif. The second, a pretty view of the former Belle Rose slate quarry and the village of Haybes. Finally, you will discover the bridge of Fumay, castle of the counts of Bryas et Saint George's Church on the third.
Important town at the tip of the Ardennes, Returned is installed on a double meander of the Meuse and surrounded by the mountains of the Ardennes massif. It is almost impossible to stop there without going through the Mount Despite Everything, dear to George Sand, which overlooks the city. The latter provides access to the most beautiful viewpoints of the city.
During your walk in the heart of the Meuse valley, you will reach three magnificent viewpoints, following each other and overlooking Revin and the loops of the Meuse.
The Maquis des Manises Monument in Revin
This monument is 12 meters long and 6 meters high. It is an impressive work of the sculptor Henri Louis. It was built at the end of the Second World War and was inaugurated on June 27, 1948. Its position on the heights of the city gives it one of the most beautiful views of the valley. Especially during the fall season, she puts on her most beautiful coat in flamboyant shades of red, orange, yellow.
The La Faligeotte viewpoint in Revin
Let's continue our climb on the heights of the city, just after the monument of the Maquis des Manises, a few bends later, stands a platform. So you will have a breathtaking view. Probably the most beautiful in the valley in my opinion, although…
What I have in store for you next is breathtaking (in both senses of the word). Arranged so that parked vehicles do not obstruct the road, this point of view is quite easy to access. A staircase takes you there easily and a bench awaits you to catch your breath.
Appreciate the magnificent spectacle in front of you!
The Minches Rock in Revin
More than 2 points of view to see together and these are for me, the 2 most beautiful! And yes! we always say we save the best for last.
I spoke to you just now of being breathless in both senses and well, it was about this point of view. La Faligeotte is relatively easy to access. On the other hand, the Rock of the Minches him, will require a rather breathless little climb when you are not used to it. But the view you'll see once you get to the top will take your breath away in a whole different way.
I let you see for yourself.
Paragliders' point of view in Revin
And finally! To end this getaway to conquer the most beautiful views of the Ardennes Valley, let's close the loop. This splendid and vertiginous point of view on the loop of the Meuse encompasses the town of Returned. Favorite starting point for paragliders, you will most certainly see them, in summer, take flight from up there, hugging the curves of the hills and twirling in the air with the wind, offering you the most magical spectacle.
There you go, the loop is complete 🙂
Have you seen them before? Do you know any others? Do not hesitate to share with us your impressions of these different viewpoints of the Ardenne valley.