Combining cultural wealth and natural beauty, Hierges is one of the most beautiful villages in the Ardennes. This picturesque place, steeped in history, offers visitors an authentic and unforgettable experience. To organize your stay, theTourist office near Hierges is your best ally.

Presentation of Hierges

Hierges, a medieval village, is an invitation to travel back in time. Founded in the 11th century, the village has retained its original character. Dominated by a fortified castle, the cobbled streets and the blue stone and slate houses add to the charm of this exceptional place.

Discovering heritage

If you are passionate about history, you will love staying in Hierges. This picturesque village has a well-preserved medieval center and a castle dating from the 9th century.

The fortified castle of Hierges

The castle of Hierges, perched on a rocky outcrop, seems to watch over the village. Built at the end of the 3th century, the castle belonged to the lordship of Liège, before experiencing multiple adventures over the centuries. Although partially in ruins, there are still XNUMX large towers in red brick and blue stone dominating the village. A large Renaissance style building is occupied by the current owner.

Visitors can freely explore the ramparts and enjoy a view of the Meuse valley. Guided tours, available atTourist office near Hierges, allow you to discover the fascinating history of this place. 

St Jean-Baptiste Church

The St Jean-Baptiste church, built in 1579, is another treasure of Hierges. It is a remarkable example of Mosan renaissance architecture. Note the staircase turret, the onion bell tower, the windows and bossed chainwork. The adjacent cemetery has beautiful XNUMXth century tombstones in Givet blue stone.

The ordinary mill

On the road to Vaucelles, we find the remains of the old ordinary mill. In a green setting, we always admire this beautiful water reservoir which has retained its old valves.

The blue stone of Givet

You will probably have noticed that the blue stone of Givet, with shades of gray-blue, nicely colors the buildings and streets of Hierges. This local stone, extracted from the surrounding quarries, is an emblematic element of the village's architecture. Used for centuries, it gives the village a unique and authentic charm.

Hierges: A preserved natural setting

Surrounded by the captivating forest of the Ardennes, Hierges is an invitation to reconnect with nature. The Meuse, which meanders below the village, and the vast forests offer an idyllic landscape for nature lovers. The surrounding hills and valleys are perfect for hikes and outdoor walks. The geographical location of Hierges is ideal for enjoying a rejuvenating stay in the French Ardennes.

The Pointe de Givet nature reserve

Hierges is located in the Pointe de Givet national nature reserve. The reserve offers varied landscapes, consisting of forests, heaths, dry grasslands and spectacular rocky cliffs. Fauna and flora thrive in this natural habitat, with no less than 320 animal species and 454 plant species. 

Walks and hikes

Some ideas for hikes near Hierges:

  • The ramparts: from the entrance to the village, a path runs along the foot of the fortress walls. Return via the mill (13th century) and the village center.
  • La Croix du Duel: 12 km loop to Vireux-Molhain.
  • Getaway to Wallonia: 10 km round trip which takes you to Doische in Belgium.

The Trans-Ardennes Greenway

This peaceful route will allow you to discover the Ardennes by following the banks of the Meuse, taking the old towpath. In total, more than 130 km of cycle paths await you, from Givet to Mouzon.

For information on in-kind activities, go toTourist office near Hierges (Rue du Château – 08320 Vireux-Wallerand).

The best restaurants in Hierges

Here is a selection of the best restaurants in Hierges:

  • Le Médiéval: typical regional cuisine in a friendly setting – 1 place de la Fontaine – €30-40 per person. 
  • La Causerie des Lilas: traditional Ardennes cuisine – 30 rue Roger Renard – €20-30 per person.
  • The ideal: French cuisine, grills, salads and burgers – 9 departmental road – €20-30 per person. 

Accommodations in Hierges

  • Gîte la Franpierre – 2 rue Sainte Anne – from €390 per week. 
  • Gîte la Jonquière- 18 rue Roger Renard – from €350 per week. 
  • Gîte À l'abri du château – 23 rue Roger Renard – from €40 per night.

Find all the accommodation available atTourist office near Hierges, located in Vireux-Wallerand, and consult our tourist guides on Hierges to find the best addresses.

How to get to Hierges 

Our advice for getting to Hierges: 

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

By train: the nearest SNCF station is Aubrives. It is served by a TER Grand Est line. You can take a train from many towns in the region, including Charleville-Mézières, connected to Paris by TGV.

By bike: the Trans-Ardennes Greenway (EuroVélo 19) passes below the town, about 3 km away.

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

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