Regional Natural Park of Ardennes
The Ardennes Regional Nature Park is located in the north of the Ardennes department, in the heart of the forest.
Rimbaud was already discovering the beauty of the forest
The Ardennes Regional Nature Park is located north of the Ardennes in the heart of the Ardennes forest, having inspired many writers and travelers, such as Arthur Rimbaud, Verlaine, Sand Georges, Julien Gracq and many others. This deep forest "Arduenn Sylva", monumental showcase of the Park is inseparable from the two rivers to which it owes its physiognomy made of meanders and deep unusual valleys.
This unsettling beauty is discovered at the turn of a forest path, on foot or by bike, naturally, or simply on the beautiful and poetic views that ply the Meuse and Semoy.
Fauna and Flora: the landscapes are the fruit of a unique geology on this 500 million year old territory. The rock is omnipresent, it is in this beautiful forest and rocky setting that are developed remarkable plant varieties such as the Royal Osmonde, numerous orchids, Drosera ...
Fauna: European beaver, Black stork, Tengmalm owl, Great Murin, Flambé, Martin Fisherman.
Flora: Drosera, Monkey Orchis, Royal Osmonde, luminescent foam, Sphagnum Orchis, Cranberry.
This rocky territory exists for more than 500 million years
The park in numbers
Area: 116 000 ha, 92 communes, 4 communities
+1000 km of hiking trails
450 km of mountain bike trails
100 km of cycle paths
Number of Natura 2000 reserves: 7
Number of national reserves: 2 reserves, 5 landscape units including 16 protected sites
Memory: 46 Historical Monuments, 9 Museums