Capital of the French Ardennes and south gate of the Ardennes, Charleville-Mezieres has been a crossroads of trade since the Middle Ages, between the northern countries of Europe and France. Created in 1606 by an Italian prince, Charles Gonzaga, the city is characterized by the pure Italian baroque style.
A city of art and history that, every two years, welcomes the World Festival of Puppet Theatres, and houses rare puppet schools of worldwide renown. Charleville -Mezieres is full of many other treasures … Discover the life, work and genius of Arthur Rimbaud who was born in Charleville in 1854. Visit the museum dedicated to him in the House of Elsewhere or at the Library “Vowels”.
Let us tell you the story of this brilliant territory via a visit to the beautiful Ardennes Museum. Discover the symbolism of the School of Picasso in the new glass roof of 1000 m2 created by René Dürrbach, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Hope.
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