There’s quite a lot happening in The Ardenne this year. Here’s a few highlights or download the events brochure here.
Photo credits: from top left clockwise: Bogny-sur-Meuse by David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / Tournavaux by Laetis
MUSIC FESTIVALS & CONCERTS
Photo credit: AlysseThomeDarkroom – Cabaret Vert 2017
26th – 27th July – Aymon Folk Festival, Bogny-sur-Meuse – The annual folk and world music festival takes place on the “Four Sons of Aymon Plateau”, a natural setting overlooking the magnificent panoramic view of the Meuse Valley.
Photo credit: from top left clockwise; CRTCA / Greg Oxley / CRTCA / CRTCA / CRTCA / Greg Oxley
18th & 19th May – Medieval Festival, Sedan – Around 30,000 visitors come to enjoy this colourful festival in Europe’s largest medieval fortress. The past is brought to life with tournaments, crossbow demonstrations, jousting, jesters, troubadours, feasts and markets.
Photo credits: from top left clockwise – Michel Renaux / Davis Truillard / Davis Truillard / Davis Truillard / Philippe Mangen / Philippe Mangen
20th – 29th September – World Festival of Puppet Theatre, Charleville-Mézières – Launched in 1961, this bi-annual festival has become the largest gathering of puppeteers in the world. For the 10 days’ duration, Charleville-Mézières is transformed into a colourful and lively puppet showcase with performances all over town. Programme available from June 2019.
Photo credits: from top left clockwise – David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard / David Truillard
8th – 10th June – Beer Festival, Charleville-Mézières – Renowned for its characterful beers, The Ardenne organises an annual Beer Festival taking place in the Place Ducale to showcase local micro-breweries and specialist beers from further afield in France and neighbouring Belgium.