Nestled in the meanders of the Meuse, the small village of Ham-sur-Meuse is a paradise for lovers of fishing and hunting. The surrounding area offers a multitude of visits for the whole family: castles, fortified churches, medieval villages, old mills… 

Welcome to Ham-sur-Meuse

Despite its low altitude, Ham-sur-Meuse is a small village with a mountain character which reveals itself with its traditional houses in blue Givet stone, its slate roofs, its winter snow and its tranquility.

The history of the region

Since the dawn of time, the Ardennes have been the scene of numerous battles. Located at the crossroads of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, the kingdoms have long fought over these lands, highly coveted for their strategic position and crossed by the Meuse. Over the centuries, ramparts, castles, citadels and fortified churches were erected to protect this territory from enemy invasions. 

Today, the vestiges of the past bear witness to the eventful history and beautify the towns and villages of the Val d'Ardennes.

Discover Ham-sur-Meuse

In Antiquity, Celtic peoples settled on these lands to build an oppidum, a fortified city used to protect the inhabitants from enemy invasions.

Today, the picturesque streets lined with Givet blue stone houses and their slate roofs offer visitors an authentic getaway. At the bend of an alley, you can observe the Saint-Lambert church dating from the 18th century.

A little away from the village is the Ham-sur-Meuse tunnel, a unique attraction in the North of France. 565 meters long and 6,50 meters wide, this tunnel is used by boaters to avoid the 8 kilometer loop that the Meuse forms around the town of Chooz, which is not navigable.

Marvel along the banks of the Meuse

The gentle banks of the Meuse allow you to discover the village from a unique point of view, that of the river. Along the peaceful, rural banks, enjoy a bucolic panorama that invites strolling and water activities. 

Walks on the peaceful banks

Ham-sur-Meuse is nestled in the heart of a grandiose site, formed by a loop of the Meuse and surrounded by green hills. From the shore, take the time to observe the different species of birds such as the gray heron, the kingfisher or the crested cormorant... The fauna and flora abound, offering onlookers and nature lovers a space of exploration and relaxation.

The Trans-Ardennes Greenway

130 km of cycle paths to follow on the old towpath. By bike, rollerblades or on horseback, this greenway allows you to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Val d'Ardenne.

Viewpoints over the Meuse Valley

Don't miss a trip to the heights of Ham-sur-Meuse to enjoy the view of the valley. Up there, admire the landscape covered by a wild forest, where medieval towns and villages are scattered here and there. 

Water activities for the whole family

Take advantage of the Meuse for water activities such as a boat trip, kayaking or fishing.

At theTourist office near Ham-sur-Meuse, you will find all the information you need to enjoy your stay. Consult the brochures and tourist guides on Ham-sur-Meuse.

Ardennes culinary specialties

Your stay in Ham-sur-Meuse is also an opportunity to delight your taste buds. Discover the many gastronomic specialties that make up Ardennes cuisine. Dry-cured Ardennes ham, white pudding, bacon salad, “bare-ass cacasse” and for dessert: the suc’ galette and the soft cake!

The many restaurants and inns in the region invite you to taste these typical dishes, accompanied by a good local beer!

Where to eat in Ham-sur-Meuse?

Here are the good addresses in the Ham-sur-Meuse area: 

  • L'Amérivière: French and Ardennes cuisine – 2 place Louis Debette in Aubrives – €20-30 per person. 
  • L'Auberge de la Voûte: traditional and tasty cuisine – Lieu known as the 3 fountains in Chooz – €30-40 per person.
  • La Brasserie d'Aubrives: craft beers brewed on site – 3 rue du Père Georges.
  • Le Médiéval: typical regional cuisine in a friendly setting – 1 place de la Fontaine in Hierges – €30-40 per person.

Find all the restaurants and cafes in the region atTourist office near Ham-sur-Meuse, located in Givet, and consult our tourist guides on Ham-sur-Meuse.

Where to sleep in Ham-sur-Meuse?

Here are the tourist accommodations where to spend the night in the surroundings of Ham-sur-Meuse:

  • Hôtel de la Presqu’île de Chooz – 25 rue Vienot – from €50 per night.
  • Gîte de la Brasserie d'Aubrives – 1 rue du Père Georges in Aubrives – from €100 per night. 
  • Gîte Le Grain d’amour – Rue du Tony in Chooz – from €480 per week. 
  • Château de l’Aviette – Chem. de l’Aviette – from €100 per night.
  • Camping La Clé des Champs – 49 rue des Grands Jardins in Rancennes.

How to get to Ham-sur-Meuse?

By car: Ham-sur-Meuse is accessible by car by road and motorway (A34 via Reims, E42 / E19 / E44 via Lille and E411 / E19 via Brussels).

By train: the Aubrives SNCF station (3,5 km from Ham-sur-Meuse) is served by the TER Grand Est line. You can take a train from many towns in the region, including Charleville-Mézières, connected to Paris by TGV.

By plane: the closest airport is Charleroi Brussels-South in Belgium.

By bike/on foot: the Trans-Ardennes Greenway (EuroVélo 19) crosses the town.

Prepare Your Visit with the Ham-sur-Meuse Tourist Office

For more information, do not hesitate to contact theTourist office near Ham-sur-Meuse. The whole team will be happy to help you organize your stay in this enchanting corner of the Val d'Ardennes.

Val d'Ardenne Tourist Office – Quai des Fours – 08600 Givet

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