A weekend in Charleville-Mezières inevitably begins with a tour of Ducale Square, the city’s pride, a true copy of the Place des Vosges in Paris. Then, don’t miss the Old Mill, transformed into the Rimbaud museum, and soak up the universe of this poet. The Basilica Notre-Dame-d’Espérance, a flamboyant, Gothic-style church, will impress you. In the evening, you can eat in a restaurant alongside the place Ducale, before returning to your hotel. The second day, plan a visit to the Grand Marionnettist, an impressive automaton that presents every day the twelve paintings of a local legend: the four Aymon sons.
A week-long stay in bustling Charleville-Mézières allows you to discover even more treasures. Visit the church of Saint-Lié in Mohon, a charming building in the town center, then the cemetery to see the tomb of Arthur Rimbaud. The Ardennes Museum features local handicrafts and the region's latest archaeological discoveries. The Rimbaud House is also a must-visit. Finally, the finely-carved neo-Gothic-style city hall is typical of the Grand Est region, which you can easily explore by booking at our Campanile hotels.
Charleville-Mezières is a city that will appeal to children: like Rimbaud, the child poet, explore the music booth and municipal park. Don’t miss the city’s Les Enfants du Cinéma festival, designed for kids and teens, and the international puppet festival, which attracts fans from around the world. During your family stay, enjoy the comfort of your hotel and its restaurant which has a tasty menu that will appeal to young and old.