Givonne - Sedan - Douzy - Bulson

À Givonne

A - 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.

Route d'Olly
08200 Givonne
Tel : 0033(0)3 24 27 73 73

À Sedan

B - The castle

When visitors arrive at the foot of the castle, the huge wall merges with the sky, releasing immense power! Europe’s biggest fortified castle hasn’t aged at all. Built in the 14th century by a quarrelsome princely family, it has evolved constantly. Those who have dared cross swords with it have come to a sticky end, whether emperors or kings. The visit is imposing: this formidable fortress has retained an austere splendour.


Promenoir des prêtres
08200 Sedan
Tel : 0033(0)3 24 29 98 80
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Did you know?

The castle represents the power of the La Marck family, which had established a state of its own in this border zone: the principality of Sedan. Following the brand-new circuit, with an audio guide, you will learn about the unusual fate of this State, which became part of France in 1642.


Leave your car at the base of the fortress so as to experience the full magnificence of the place. Enter through the moat ticket office.

Sleep and sense

A night in the castle

Take the place of a prince for a night, by sleeping in Sedan castle itself. This hotel has been established within the thick castle walls: every room has its very own fortification.


The medieval festival

Chivalry tournament (during the season)

Night visits, themed visits to the castle

À Sedan

C - The city of cloth

While Sedan is mainly known for its feats of arms, with the fate of France being decided there on three occasions, the city can also boast of being one of Europe’s main cloth production centres from the 16th to the late 19th century. The workshops here produced ‘Sedan’, the famous black, hard-wearing woollen cloth known throughout the world.


The most beautiful way into the old city is through the ‘Traversant’ gate, home to the tourist office. At the same time, you will be able to discover local products such as the legendary Turenne chocolate or ‘Sedane’ beer.


City of art and history

Laissez-vous conter’ (Let us tell you) is a circuit that leads you through the modern, contemporary city. This guide is available from the tourist office.


The Botanical Garden

Designed in 1880 by René Richer, the city’s landscape architect, the botanical garden takes its inspiration from Art Nouveau.

Meet and savour

‘La Tour d’Auvergne’ restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal at the heart of Europe’s biggest fortified castle …

Meet and savour

Brasserie and castle boutique


À Douzy

D - The Douzy Lake leisure centre

A favourite place for nature lovers, offering a wide range of activities for young and old alike: bathing area with water slides (lifeguards in July and August), playgrounds, restaurant with panoramic view, fishing for carp and pike. The site bears the ‘Pavillon Bleu’ environmental quality label.

A karting track, a bowling alley and an aviation museum are also to be found in the vicinity.

Route de Mouzon
08140 Douzy
Tel : 0033(0)3 24 27 20 24
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À Sedan

E - Reception and tourist information site

L'office du Tourisme du Pays Sedanais

35 rue du Ménil

08200 Sedan

Tél. : +33 (0)3 24 27 73 73

À Bulson

F - Fortified church of Bulson, the square and picnic area

À Donchery

G - The ‘Domaine du Château du Faucon’

Sleep and sense.

This outstanding property lies in a park of 28 hectares, in a setting that combines charm and well-being

Learn more


Domaine du Château du FauconRoute de Vrigne aux Bois - Rue de l'atelier
08350 Donchery
Tel : 0033(0)3 24 41 87 83
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