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Take a few hours and drive along the Meuse Valley, not on the main road, but on the towing trail (chemin de halage); this trail was used by heavy horses or bullocks to tow the barges and canal boats upstream before they were motorized.
This trail is sealed now, lots of bikers use it but very few cars; you can drive slowly there, enjoy the views on the river, watch the boats, stop at some canal lock, see villages on the opposite bank. . . . In one word, a very nice trip in deep Ardennes, and its beautiful landscapes.
On the road from Monthermé to Revin, at the village of Deville, reach the right bank of the Meuse and drive down one of the numerous little streets leading to the river, you come on the towing trail; then follow it upstream (at 10-15 km/h)until Revin. You will not regret this detour (it also can be a day hike or a bike tour): look at the pictures, it was misty and rainy that day, but even with that weather it was beautiful.
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