Things to see and do - Charleville-Mézières
Unmissable tourist sites
Charleville-Mézières Travel guide
Charleville-Mézières : Michelin's recommendations
Brought together for administrative purposes in 1966, Charleville and Mézières have experienced quite different histories on either side of the River Meuse. Arthur Rimbaud was born, spent his childhood and part of his adolescence here. In the second half of the 20C the city acquired a reputation for the puppeteer's art, so much so that this is the venue for an international puppet festival that takes place every three years.
Tourist attractions Charleville-Mézières : Things to see and do
Place Ducale F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
This is the twin of the Place des Vosges in Paris! The same love of geometric order, stone-clad brick pavilions and arcades. It was an idea of Clement Metezeau (1581 - 1652) whose brother Louis was to create the Parisian Square. Many of its restored ..
10 pl. de la Basilique F - 08000 Charleville-Mézieres
A black Virgin venerated in the Ardennes which gave, in the 19th century, the name to this Basilica in the late Gothic style, with the exception of the doorway to the clock tower built in the 17th C. The interior is impressive as much for the size of..
F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
By following the winding course of the River Meuse you will come across the village of Braux and the Collégiale St-Pierre-ès-Liens, a former collegiate church founded in Carolingian times, which has retained a fine 12C christening font adorned with g..
3 Place De La Gare F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
Located just a 2-minute walk from the SNCF Train Station in Charleville-Mézières, hotel Hotel Couleurs Sud faces a pleasant public square in the town centre. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi access and soundproofed windows. A flat-screen TV ..
42, avenue Marechal Leclerc F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
Stay in Hotel Le Pélican, located in Charleville-Mézière, home town of the French poet Rimbaud. It has an ideal situation 5 minutes from the centre. Have a relaxing stay in the cosy rooms of Hotel Le Pélican. They all are uniquely decorated and feat..
32 Bis Rue De La Gravière F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
Located in Charleville-Mézières, the Best Western Le Dormeur du Val is next to the Belgium border. It offers soundproofed rooms with air-conditioning, access to the sauna and hammam, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Rooms at Le D..
6 pl. du Théatre F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
This place is as welcoming as they come, with its exposed beams, fireplace and beautifully set tables. Lots of local ingredients are used in the food, which tends towards the traditional. The menu is on a slate and it wins our vote.
46 pl. Ducale F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
A taste of 'la dolce vita' in a typically Italian setting. On the menu find antipasti, charcuterie, good pasta dishes and sun-infused Italian wines. Mamma mia, there is also a little delicatessen!
9 r. Bérégovoy F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
Since 2010, this fashionable restaurant has been offering two options. Traditional dishes and good wines in the vaulted cellar and, on the ground floor, a contemporary bistro serving the classics (calf's head, steak tartare etc). Relaxed and original..
33 r. du Moulin F - 08000 Charleville-Mézières
If you need to get away, head to this restaurant in a 17C house close to the main square (place Ducale). Fall under the charm of its gorgeous wooden floorboards, brickwork and exposed beams, and be delighted by the lovely contemporary food with Japan..