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Sainte‑Menehould & Argonne

Between History and Nature

In the heart of an enchanting scenery, Sainte-Ménehould, classified as a “Petite Cité de Caractère” has an unexpected charm. Discover its exceptional 18th century heritage.

A date with

History

Travel back in time along woodland paths to reach the Butte du Château with its 13th century Gothic church, where a superb panoramic view of the Hotel de Ville and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire awaits you.

A landmark in history: Dom Pérignon, the inventor of champagne, was born here, his statue stands proud in Square Pasteur and a square of 250 vines on the hillside pays tribute to him.

Sainte-Ménehould is also where Louis XVI was discovered on the run before his arrest at Varennes in June 1791.

At the heart of

the most significant conflicts of the past

Discover Valmy, a symbol of the Republic!

The victory that changed the destiny of France with the mill and its historical centre Valmy 1792.

L’Argonne, an open-air museum about the First World War!

The Great War has left behind countless traces of moments of history which have become key memorials: La Main de Massiges and the Moreau Valley Camp.

Recharge your batteries

Whether you’re with family, friends or on your own, venture into the Forêt d’Argonne, a fabulous natural setting and a real paradise for hikers.

Enjoy the thrill of adventure at the Parc Couleurs Aventure: Take to the skies and swing from tree to tree. Our 5 circuits with zip lines, Tarzan jumps, footbridges and more, are sure to provides thrills and chills. An unforgettable experience set in nature’s playground. Try paintballing and maybe push yourself to the limit with a bootcamp session!

For a relaxing break, head to L’Aquarelle, 6000m2 dedicated to well-being and relaxation. Dive into the water heated to a pleasant 30°C and enjoy the four saunas, hammam, plunge pool and jacuzzi.