What is nice with the caves is that you can just as easily visit them in a big "dodger" to refresh yourself as in rainy weather to shelter you. The Nichet cave is located in Fromelennes, very close to the town of Givet in the north of the Ardennes. During a guided tour, you will discover about ten rooms that make up the underground passages, such as the skeleton room, the lovers' room and the lion room.
This visit also takes you to meet the Nutons, little imaginary characters, who are endowed with marvelous powers, the fruit of an Ardennes legend. With its 35 meters deep and its average temperature of 10°C, bring a little wool and good shoes to climb the series of steps that await you at the end of the visit.
Site accessible only during guided tours. Open in April, May and September: every day from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
In June, July and August: every day from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Rivéa water park
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you can't take a dip, quite the contrary. Especially when you have a large aquatic and fun complex at your disposal. Whether it's raining or snowing, in summer or winter, the Rivéa water park, located in Givet, is THE ideal place to recharge your batteries, relax or simply have fun.
A real leisure complex with an ultra-trendy fitness area including a balneotherapy area, a huge swimming pool offering equipment that is both fun and sporty, a cafeteria and a bowling alley. All protected from bad weather for year-round enjoyment.
Find out the timetables and prices for the various facilities by consulting the Rivéa website.
Saint-Ermel Collegiate Church
Discover this magnificent collegiate church which was founded in 752 by Dame Ada, under the protection of Pépin le Bref. It has a series of funerary slabs, decor and furniture representative of the Italian Renaissance, admirable polychrome wooden statues from the 1963th century and a XNUMXth century altarpiece which adorn the building. Listed as a historical monument in XNUMX. History has it that Pépin le Bref was buried under the primitive church. The pre-Romanesque crypt is a magnificent example of Carolingian architecture. Believe me it is really worth the detour!
The site is open all year round. The keys can be collected from the Val d'Ardenne tourist office – place du château.
The Chooz public information center houses a permanent exhibition open to all. It welcomes you free of charge and without an appointment to introduce you to nuclear energy. Depending on your expectations and on request, one of the tour guides will offer you tours of the themed areas. Covering an area of 300 m², this exhibition includes various stands on:
- the means of electricity production
- the nuclear fiction reaction and the process of making uranium pellets
- nuclear safety
- controls in the environment
- the Chooz A power plant being decommissioned and its model
- the Chooz B power plant in operation, its model of the reactor building and a life-size fuel assembly
It is open :
- Outside school periods: only on Wednesdays from 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
- During French and Belgian school holidays: Monday to Friday from 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
The Spanish House of Revin
Consisting of 2 floors, the Spanish House now houses the Old Revin Museum in which various objects representative of the local heritage and the industrial tradition of the Valley are exhibited. The ground floor presents a sublime reconstruction of Revinois interiors from the beginning of the XNUMXth century. The first floor is devoted to temporary exhibitions linked to the city, the Meuse valley, or to a related theme. This year the exhibition will concern the school of yesteryear. On the second floor, the industrial activity of the city is given pride of place.
You will get to know the foundry trade through a magnificent exhibition. You will also discover certain productions of the former Revino companies. Finally, like any self-respecting museum, a gift shop and local products await you at the end of your visit. The opportunity for you to leave with delicious memories of our beautiful valley.
Opening time :
- In April and October: Wednesday to Saturday from 13:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
- In May and September: Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
- From June to the end of August: Every day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.