Located in the heart of the Val d'Ardennes, the picturesque village of Rancennes is an unmissable destination for nature and history lovers. If you are planning a visit to this enchanting region, theTourist office near Rancennes is your ideal starting point for an unforgettable experience.

Rancennes: An Authentic Destination

Rancennes is a small village which immediately charms its visitors with its green landscapes and its peaceful atmosphere. Nestled on the banks of the Meuse, this village offers exceptional panoramic views of the Charlemont fortress. Visitors appreciate the quiet atmosphere, conducive to relaxation. Whether you are a fan of hiking, cycling or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, Rancennes has something to satisfy your desires.

The Tourist Office near Rancennes: Your Guide to Adventure

THETourist office near Rancennes (10 Quai des Fours – 08600 Givet), is the perfect place to start your exploration. There you will find detailed information on local activities, historical sites and events not to be missed. The welcoming and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you plan your stay and provide valuable advice to make the most of your visit. You will also find all the tourist guides on Rancennes and its region. 

Cultural and Historical Heritage

Located at the crossroads of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, the Ardennes have witnessed a rich and eventful past. The strategic location of Pointe de Givet, in a sort of cape that extends into the Belgian Ardennes, makes it an important commercial crossroads since the Middle Ages to control the river route of the Meuse – one of the most important rivers. largest in Europe – towards the North.  

Rancennes is the ideal base for exploring towns and villages steeped in history and legends, which have often played a crucial role in the destiny of France. Numerous castles, fortresses, churches, medieval houses and remains dot an authentic and preserved landscape.

THETourist office located near Rancennes can arrange guided tours to immerse you in the fascinating history of the area.

Outdoor Sports and Leisure

The Val d'Ardennes is full of activities for all tastes. Here are some of the experiences not to be missed during your visit to Rancennes and its surroundings:

  • Hikes and walks: With its forests, hills and rivers, the Val d'Ardennes is the ideal region for lovers of hikes and walks in the great outdoors. The hiking trails around Rancennes offer spectacular views of the Meuse valley and the Ardennes forests. 
  • Cycle tourism: With its 130 km of cycle paths to travel along the old towpath, the Trans-Ardennes Greenway allows you to discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Val d'Ardenne. And that's without counting the mountain bike circuits that you can invent in the forests and valleys of the Ardennes.
  • Water activities: Take advantage of the Meuse for water activities such as a boat trip, kayaking or fishing. L'Tourist office near Rancennes will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy a day on the water!
  • Nichet Caves: The Nichet Cave is a 350 million year old geological wonder. Experience a captivating immersion into the depths of the earth more than 30 meters underground.
  • Terraltitude adventure park: in an exceptional setting in the heart of the forest, numerous activities for the whole family await you: tree climbing, bungee jumping, paintball, a playground for the little ones, and for the more adventurous, the Fantasticable, a 1,2 km zip line to fly over the Meuse at more than 100 km/hour.

Find all the outdoor and leisure activities atTourist office near Rancennes (10 Quai des Fours – 08600 Givet).

Where to eat in Rancennes? 

The best places to enjoy local cuisine around Rancennes:

  • Brasserie Grill de l'Hôtel de Ville: typical brasserie in a friendly atmosphere – 10 place Carnot in Givet – €20-30 per person – Closed on Mondays. 
  • La Cuisine du 19: traditional cuisine with a fine selection of wines, in a warm atmosphere – 19 rue Gambetta in Givet – €40-50 per person – Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Restaurant Maison Baudoin: gourmet cuisine with gourmet and regional dishes – 2 place du 148 RI in Givet – €30-50 per person – Closed on Mondays. 
  • Pizzeria Matizo: pizzas cooked over a wood fire and terrace in summer – 30 rue des Écoles in Fromelennes – €10-30 per person. 

Where to stay in Rancennes?

Selection of accommodation for all budgets in Rancennes: 

  • Gîte du Domaine de l’Aviette – Chem. of Aviette.
  • Gîte la Juvière – 2 rue du Poteau – from €140 per night (for 6 people).
  • Château de l’Aviette – Chem. de l’Aviette – from €100 per night.
  • Gîte du Sanglier – 63 rue des Grands Jardins – from €65 per night. 

Check out tourist guides on Rancennes for the full list of accommodations.

Where to go camping in Rancennes?

On the banks of the Meuse, along the Trans-Ardennes Greenway, the La Clé des Champs campsite welcomes nature and fishing lovers by offering relaxing calm and conviviality.

2-star campsite La Clé des Champs

49 rue des Grands Jardins – 08600 Rancennes

+33 3 24 27 77 04 

+33 6 80 63 32 72

Open from April 1 to September 30.

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