Museum of the Ardennes

1198/5000 A trip to the heart of the Ardennes for the whole family.

In an exceptional setting uniting the classicism of the seventeenth century with the modernity of an architecture of glass and steel, the museum of the Ardennes reveals the history of a singular territory at the margins of France and already open on neighboring Belgium.

A history where, from the dawn of time, one exploits the wood, the slate, and the iron. Thus were born the first works of art of prehistory on engraved shale, Gallic villages, guns and rifles manufactured in Charleville, some of which contributed to the independence of the United States. The visit of the museum of the Ardennes is essential to understand the beautiful Place Ducale and more broadly the foundation and development of the ideal city wanted and designed by Charles de Gonzague, Duke of Nevers and Prince of Arches in the seventeenth century. Many artists from the Ardennes, such as Eugène Damas (1844-1899) have also sublimated the beauty of landscapes and rural life in suspended time.

Throughout the year, the Musée de l'Ardenne also offers a permanent exhibition of puppets for young and old as well as free temporary exhibitions.

Additional information


Reduced rate (over 65s / 3-museum pass)
Reduced rate (over 65s / 1-museum pass)
Reduced rate (Pass 3 museums)
Adult fare  (Pass 3 museums)

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