VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"The Meuse meander at Monthermé" Top 5 Page for this destination Champagne-Ardenne Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

Champagne-Ardenne Things to Do: 65 reviews and 166 photos

  Monthermé and the meander of the Meuse
by kokoryko
 
  • Monthermé and the meander of the Meuse - Champagne-Ardenne
      Monthermé and the meander of the Meuse
    by kokoryko
  • Light on the forest (here I understand J. Gracq!) - Champagne-Ardenne
      Light on the forest (here I understand J. Gracq!)
    by kokoryko
  • Monthermé - Champagne-Ardenne
      Monthermé
    by kokoryko
  • Boat on the Semoy - Champagne-Ardenne
      Boat on the Semoy
    by kokoryko
  • Brewers wind vane - Champagne-Ardenne
      Brewers wind vane
    by kokoryko
 

The meander of Monthermé is marked as a “must see” on every map of the Ardennes; arriving by car, a very good view is from road D989, drive slowly and stop on one of the parking places a few km before arriving at Monthermé; I just can wish you a better weather than I had, but even with cloudy weather, it is beautiful; a wonderful view over a village nested in a green cradle. There are other stops on the road down where you can admire the hills and the forest; the oblique light under black clouds was beautiful when I was there (picture 2). Monthermé is surrounded by forests (picture 3). The Semoy river merges with the Meuse at Monthermé and in the village a few boats like the one on picture 4 are parked on the calm waters of the Semoy. Near the northern entrance of the village is a small monument (picture 5) commemorating an abbey where the monks were brewers (like many nowadays in Belgium) since the 12th century. The wind vane comes from the brewery; it was used like a chimney, for aerating the malting rooms of the brewery.

Directions: Montherme is 21 km North of Charleville, on D989, the road to Belgium

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 1, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

kokoryko

“Il me plait de courir sans but et sans raison . . . .”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 6 8
Forum Rank:
0 1 0 0 0

Have you been to Champagne-Ardenne?

  Share Your Travels