Givonne (and the leisure of Bannet )
A - Information and services for walkers Voir sur la carte
Along the way …
A long downward path takes us to Givonne: the last village before the sprawling Bouillon forest. Going along the stream, walkers will come across the Bannet leisure park, ideally situated in this green setting. The area abounds in paths and trails, with something to suit every taste and every wish: on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike!
A stop en route:
Boulangerie - Pâtisserie
1, rue des Dames – Closed on Wednesdays
Restaurant & Bar 'Ma Campagne'
1, rue des Sabotiers – Tel.: +33 (0)126.96.36.199.13 – Closed on Mondays and Tuesday evenings
In the Bannet leisure park
Play areas and picnic tables (barbecues)
B - Walking
The great forest
Paradise for walkers and cyclists! The Grande Randonnée hiking trail (GR 14) crosses this grand forest, which abounds in oak and beech trees and is crossed by streams and torrents.
The Bannet leisure park, to the north-east of Sedan, is the perfect place to plunge into the green ocean and follow one of its many waymarked circuits on foot or by mountain bike.
Information / Bannet leisure park and mountain biking centre.
Tel : 0033(0)3 24 27 73 73
C - The village of Givonne
The village of Givonne lies on the edge of the forest, in an outstanding natural setting. The peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside belie the commune’s rich industrial past.
In the 16th century, three metallurgy industries in Givonne made chimney plates or cannonballs for the La Marck princes. In 1787, sixty-one furnaces stood along the water course bearing the name of the village. A rolling mill founded on the chemin d’Olly in 1777, the oldest of its kind in France, remained in operation until the start of the Second World War.