As explained by Visit Ardenne, "given its position at the crossroads of the Germanic and Latin parts of Europe, the Ardennes region is strewn with evidence of its tumultuous and violent past. The powerful fortresses which tower over the landscape from high rocky outcrops have given rise to myths and legends. Their thick walls bear witness to a thousand years of sieges, wars and pillage.
Bouillon, Herbeumont, Sedan and Montcornet still echo to the clash of swords and the songs of minstrels.
Starting from Herbeumont, you will discover or rediscover the Herbeumont Castel for sure, but also the Castel of Godfrey of Bouillon, the Castel of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne but also, in France, the Fortress of Montmedy or the fortified city of Charleville-Mézières.
Prepare your Fortification trail by car, motorbike or camper van.
Make your choice between 22 stops from 10 to 40 km with a trip length of 1 to 3 hours by car to build your own Abbeys trail, choose your favorite route services, select your restaurant and print your roadmap.
Customize your Fortification trail circuit.