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The Ardennes

Explore The Ardeness region

The Ardennes is a stunning region spanning across four countries: France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.

Step into another world as you find medieval hamlets with the remnants of a past existence, take a cruise down the crystal clear waters of the many rivers that run through the region.

With steep cliffs, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and off road paths to take your bike, there’s never a dull moment in the Ardennes.

The Ardennes also has a great deal of military heritage. The site of the historical Battle of the Bulge, a German campaign against the allied forces that took place in the thick of winter amongst the dense woodlands of the Belgian Ardennes.

Whether a family getaway, a romantic escape or a road trip with friends, the Ardennes is as diverse as its tourists.

Getting there

Due to it being a mass region, you can easily reach the Ardennes from any of our routes out of England. Reach the Belgian Ardennes from Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, hop on one of our ferries from Dover. You’ll find yourself in the French Ardennes from Dunkirk in just 3 hours and from Calais in 3 hours 20 min. You could also take our Newhaven-Dieppe route and get to the French Ardennes in under 4 hours.

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What to see in The Ardennes?

Due to the important role of the Ardennes in the Second World War, the region has a great number of museums and war memorials. Visit the National Museum of Military History and tour the sobering site of the Battle of the Bulge.

Visit Sedan with the magnificent 15th century castle, built into the cliffside. It is the largest medieval castle in Europe and now houses a museum.

Explore caves of the Ardennes. With Dinant’s caves excellent for children, Remouchamps peculiar underground labyrinth is not for the faint hearted.

St Hubert is a real hidden treasure in rural Belgium. The foundations of the grand basilica date back to the 7th Century. Les Gamines is a modern restaurant situated in the picturesque landscape of the area. Visit the St Hubert Game Park for brilliant walks.

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