Labeled a flowered village, Hargnies is a small village surrounded by forests to the north of the Ardennes Regional Natural Park and at the gates of Belgium. The Val d'Ardennes Tourist Office invites you to discover this charming town, rich in history and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are a seasoned hiker, a heritage lover or simply looking for a peaceful place to recharge your batteries, Hargnies is the ideal place to enjoy a rejuvenating stay in the French Ardennes.

Hargnies, the “roof of the Ardennes”

Nicknamed “the roof of the French Ardennes”, the village of Hargnies owes this name to its particular geographical location. With an average altitude of the village of 300 meters, the heights around the hamlet of Vieux Moulins reach almost 500 meters. This exceptional elevation means that the climate can be harsh and snow is not uncommon in winter.

The village of Hargnies, close to the meanders of the Meuse and the Semois, benefits from an ideal geographical location for visiting the Ardennes massif, its vast forests and beautiful valleys. 

A Historical and Cultural Heritage

Hargnies, with its picturesque streets and stone houses typical of the region, offers an authentic setting for an exotic getaway. L'Tourist Office near Hargnies recommends a visit to the Saint-Lambert church, a remarkable building dating from the 18th century. This place of worship, with its magnificent stained glass windows and careful architecture, is a living testimony to local history. On the road to Vireux-Wallerand, don't miss the pretty Saint-Roch Chapel, it is dedicated to Saint Roch, patron and protector of plague victims.

Hargnies tourist office horse festival
The annual Hargnies Horse Festival

Outdoor Activities to discover

Captivating and magical, the Val d'Ardennes can be discovered during walks, by bike, by canoe...Tourist Office near Hargnies invites you to explore the many outdoor activities, to fully enjoy the natural beauty of Hargnies and its surroundings. 

Pas Bayard and Roche du Berger hiking trail

A hike in a green and enchanting setting for a stroll in the heart of nature. The trails, accessible on foot and by bike (motors prohibited), start from the car park along the D989 and are equipped with explanatory panels on legends, flora and local heritage. To extend your visit, picnic tables are set up there.

The Ardennes Regional Natural Park

The Ardennes Regional Natural Park is an unmissable destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. This vast protected area offers an incredible diversity of landscapes, ranging from dense forests to peat moors. Whether you are a hiker, a cyclist or simply looking for tranquility, the Ardennes Regional Natural Park promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature.

ProfessionalsTourist office near Hargnies are available to provide you with all the information you need for a successful visit. 

Local Gastronomy

At Hargnies, each dish tells a story, that of culinary traditions passed down from generation to generation. In the past, the village was renowned for its numerous artisanal delicatessens which prepared blood sausages, sausages and other pâtés. There were also many cafes where people drank plum brandy produced in the distilleries.

In inns and restaurants, you can still taste the region's delicious specialties: Ardennes ham, local charcuterie and "burutte", a kind of black pudding made from pig's blood with lots of shallots.

Hargnies tourist office the village church
The Saint Lambert church in Hargnies

Discover Hargnies with the Tourist Office 

THETourist Office near Hargnies, located in the town of Vireux-Wallerand, is your ideal partner for discovering Hargnies and its surroundings. By offering you complete information and sound advice, it allows you to live an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Ardennes: 

Val d'Ardennes tourist office – Rue du Château, 08320 Vireux-Wallerand – Open all year round.

You will also find maps, brochures and tourist guides on Hargnies and its region. Don't wait any longer to plan your next getaway with the Val d'Ardennes Tourist Office!

A Peaceful Stay

To fully enjoy your stay in Hargnies, theTourist Office near Hargnies offers a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. From inns, rural lodges and comfortable B&Bs, you're bound to find the ideal place to rest and eat during your visit to Hargnies.

Accommodations in Hargnies

Here are the places to stay in Hargnies:

  • Gîte Rural Le Gabelou – 11 rue de la Douane – Capacity 4 to 6 people.
  • Gîte du Coucou – 43 Place de Launet – Capacity 4 to 6 people.
  • Gîte La Chouette au Bouleau – 13 Petite Rue – Sleeps 2 to 4 people.
  • Furnished tourist accommodation La Volviye – 19 Petite Rue – Capacity up to 8 people.

Find all the accommodation available in the tourist guides on Hargnies at the Tourist Office.

Restaurants in Hargnies

Here is a selection of places to eat in Hargnies:

  • La Maison Chanchet Bistro: traditional and rustic cuisine – 81 Place de Launet.
  • Restaurant L'Aulnet: pizzas and Italian cuisine – 35 Place de Launet.

How to get there

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

By train: Haybes SNCF station (9 km from Hargnies) 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.

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