Laifour (Les Dames de Meuse à Laifour et Revin )
A canyon like valley
In its passage through the Ardennes, Meuse is at the bottom of a very deep valley. Such a canyon, the river slides 300 meters below the summit of the hills. Steep slopes covered with forests surround the narrow valley. A harsh landscape that bore terrible legends ...
A - Halte fluviale Voir sur la carte
100 meters of solid quayside in this charming village not far from the Dames de Meuse site (‘Ladies of the Meuse’).
This mooring station is open from June to September, and has a capacity of 15 boats
Electric sockets and water available
In front ohf the church, you will find some shops.
B - Les Dames de Meuse à Laifour et Revin Voir sur la carte
The Meuse comes up against three huge rocks. It’s an amazing sight, providing a vision of another country. So it’s hardly surprising that few people went there: it was said that the devil held diabolic meetings there…
The legend Voir sur la carte
The year 1080 was a time of jubilation in Hierges. The three sons of the lord were marrying Hodierne, Berthe and Ige, the three loveliest daughters of the Count of Rethel. But the idyll was not to last: the first crusade carried the three brothers away to their fate as warriors. Love chases love away when absence persists. On the day when Godefroy de Bouillion and his loyal followers seized Jerusalem, the three sisters betrayed their love with three knights of Hierges. The lord, showing no mercy, changed the three adulteresses into rocks.
Les Dames de Meuse appear to best effect when following the superb green track from Revin or Monthermé. There they stand motionless, frozen for all eternity.
Walking Voir sur la carte
From Laifour, a path joins the majestic ridge and leads to the Dames de Meuse beauty spot.
Distance: 14 km
Waymarking: yellow/red waymarking
Start: From Laifour railway station, follow the road up. Cross the D1 and follow the signs to “Les Dames de Meuse”
To go further afield Voir sur la carte
Topo guide, The Ardennes on foot, published by the French Hiking Federation. Walk No 15
C - Reception and tourist information site
Informations avalaible - www.ville-revin.fr