8 August 2020
Between the Meuse and the forest, the land of the Ardennes shelters the city of Charles in its green water setting. A new town in the 17th century, Charleville grew up trading with Europe as early as 1610.
Its neighbour Mézières, a medieval fortified town, developed through the trade of Champagne and Burgundy wines which passed over the river. United for the best in 1966, Mézières and Charleville constitute a major trade centre.
today, with Etion, Mohon and Montcy Saint Pierre, the capital city of the
department of the Ardennes.
Third city of the Region, Charleville-Mézières radiates towards Europe from
North, many of whose visitors arrive by river.
World capital of puppetry arts, birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud,
Charleville-Mézières offers 300 hectares of green spaces to its inhabitants and to tourists who can find a haven of peace there, 1 hour and a half from Paris or 2 hours and a half from Brussels, 50 minutes from Reims or
another 2.5 hours from Lille.
History, heritage, environment, culture, the city of Charles is the city of all possibilities, the human scale in addition.