Méandres de la Meuse : Michelin's recommendations
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 grotesques and fine 17C marble altars. Cross over the Meuse and pause to enjoy the view of the Quatre-fils-Aymon, a rock depicting the legendary horse Bayard carrying knights who were fleeing Charlemagne's wrath after Renaud killed his nephew. Stop off at Monthermé, whose old town stands on the river banks. Keen walkers will want to make a detour to the Roches de Laifour overlooking the river from a height of 270m. The countryside is equally breathtaking at the Dames de Meuse, a ridge line at an altitude of 393m, named, according to legend, after three unfaithful wives turned to stone by God's wrath. The ridge follows the meanders of the Meuse at a height of 250m. A walk starting from Laifour will take you to the edge of the ridge (2hr there and back) from where there is a fine view. Another observation point, Mont Malgré-Tout, (1hr there and back) commands a splendid view of the Revin coastline.