7 August 2020
Between the Meuse and the forest, the land of the Ardennes shelters the city of Charles in its green setting. A 17th century town, Charleville rose trading with Europe as early as 1610.
Its neighbor Mézières, a medieval and fortified town, developed in turn through the trade in Champagne and Burgundy wines via the river. United for the better in 1966, Mézières and Charleville constitute today, with Étion, Mohon and Montcy Saint Pierre, the capital city of the department of the Ardennes.
The third city in the Region, Charleville-Mézières looks towards Northern Europe, many of whose visitors arrive by river.
World capital of the arts of puppetry, birthplace of Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières offers 300 hectares of green spaces to its inhabitants and tourists who find there a peaceful haven only 1h30 from Paris, 2h30 from Brussels, 50 minutes from Reims and 2h30 from Lille.
History, heritage, environment, culture, the city of Charles is the city of all possibilities, at a human scale.