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You're browsing the Meuse by bike, The Lac Vert Plage in Doulcon is less than 800 metres from the EuroVelo19 route.

Stop off for the night, or take a picnic break 

If you want to stay overnight at the Lac Vert Plage campsite, you have a choice:

  • We have a cycle-touring area where you can pitch your tent next to a covered picnic table.

  • If you don't feel like pitching a tent, our PODS are at your disposal..

    The half-trunk wooden hut facing the lake

    Sleep in one of our 4 PODS. This unusual accommodation is a simple concept of a comfortable cabin with no sanitary facilities and located less than 100 metres from the campsite's communal sanitary facilities.

    It has 2 beds 80x190cm, a table and chairs, and electricity. Pillows and blankets provided.

Discover the walking and cycling routes near Lac Vert Plage : click here

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May by bike - Family cycling tour leaving from Stenay

This short 21km route has been specially created for Sunday 5 May as part of the "Mai à vélo" event. It starts at Stenay's harbour office and is suitable for all the family. If required, classic, mountain and electric bikes with helmets and locks, children's trailers and baby seats can be hired from the tourist office at the harbour master's office. On 5 May, members of the local cycling club "Les Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" will be on hand at 10am and 2pm. They will also be providing refreshments at Doulcon from 10am to 4pm. Participation is free - To register, contact the Tourist Office on 03 29 80 62 59.

21 km
1h 30m
Very easy
43 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Mai à vélo 2024 - Family cycling tour starting from Dun-Doulcon

This short 22km route has been specially created for Sunday 5 May as part of the "Mai à vélo" event. It starts at Doulcon town hall and is suitable for all the family. If required, classic, mountain and electric bikes with helmets and locks, children's trailers and baby seats can be hired from the tourist office, 500m from the official starting point, on the route towards Dun. On 5 May, members of the local cycling club "Les Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" will be accompanying the cyclists at 10am and 2pm. They will also be providing refreshments at Doulcon from 10am to 4pm. Participation is free - To register, contact the Tourist Office on 03 29 80 64 22.

21 km
1h 45m
Very easy
30 Avenue des Tilleuls 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Discover the Ciel de Meuse: Portes d'Argonne

From the tourist office in Doulcon, where you can hire classic bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes, take the small road around the corner from the municipal hall known as "La Cordée des Loisirs". At the entrance to the village of Cléry le Grand, turn right towards Aincreville, where you'll find the Maison du Miel et des Abeilles. Here you can visit a small museum on the theme of beekeeping, associated with the Pays de Stenay-Val Dunois apiary-school.
The main road then takes you to Bantheville and Romagne sous Montfaucon, where 14,246 US soldiers who died in the fighting during the American offensive in September 1918 are buried, making this the largest US cemetery of the First World War. You can also visit the "Romagne 14-18" museum and Jean-Pol de Vries's immense collection on the daily lives of soldiers during the war. A refreshment and refreshment area awaits you for a well-deserved break.
Return to Doulcon and Dun sur Meuse via the Cunel road. Turning left as you leave the village, you pass through the village of Brieulles sur Meuse, where you can see the former Prémontrés residence built in the 17th century and visit two cemeteries, a German one and a French one from the First World War. In Cléry le petit, you will pass the Schreiber cheese dairy before reaching the Lac Vert Plage de Doulcon, the monumental and contemporary collections of JR Ipoustéguy and the fortress of Dun Haut crowned by the church of Notre Dame de Bonne Garde.

26 km
3h
Easy
7bis Rue de la Meuse 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Discover the Ciel de Meuse: Boucle de la Meuse

Departing from the river port area of Stenay, you will pass the listed church, fountain and wash-house at Laneuville sur Meuse. At Cesse, you will pass the old water mill before crossing the village-street of Luzy Saint Martin. From here, a short 2km diversions on your left towards the Dieulet forest will take you to a major battle site following the crossing of the Meuse by German troops in August 1914. There are two memorials built by the Germans: one overlooks the valley, while the other, a circular memorial built around an oak tree symbolising life, stands on the edge of the forest. Picnic tables are available.
As you continue on your way, you'll come across the terrace of the snack bar at the Bouleaux campsite and the Faisan Doré hotel-restaurant. Both are fully equipped to welcome cyclists. It was via the heights of Inor, in the direction of Malandry, that another battle known as "l'enfer vert d'Inor" (the green inferno of Inor) pitted the French against the Germans, this time in May 1940. Following a pretty road along the Meuse, you will see some very old farms, one of which belonged to Orval Abbey before the Revolution. Arriving at the small village of Pouilly on the banks of the Meuse, you will cross the river and canal to join the Beaumont to Stenay road at a place called "Pont Gaudron", where violent clashes between the Germans and the mixed colonial army, half of which was made up of Senegalese, took place in May 1940. In Laneuville, take a short diversions to visit the 18th century château with its impressive dovecote.

31 km
2h 30m
Very easy
30 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Cycle, motorbike or car tour "Entre Meuse et Chiers" (Between Meuse and Chiers)

This walk is full of wonderful discoveries along the small local roads linking the Meuse valley to the Chiers valley. This is a land marked by the conflicts of 1870, 1914 and 1940, of which there are still many monuments and headstones. We invite you to take a look at the architecture of the villages and houses that may or may not have passed through these different conflicts.

35 km
3h 3m
Moderate
43 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Les côtes de Meuse" cycle, motorbike or car tour

Following the Meuse valley through the villages on the left bank, you'll discover Brieulles and its former Premonstratensian monastic residence, numerous relics, steles and necropolises commemorating the fighting of 14-18, the forest of the Côtes de Meuse leading to the viewpoint of Brandeville and authentic villages with numerous wash-houses, fountains, chapels and wayside crosses.

36 km
3h
Moderate
11 Rue de la Meuse 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Mai à vélo 2024 - Long route from Stenay or Dun-Doulcon

This route of just under 40km has been specially created for Sunday 5 May as part of the "Mai à vélo" event. It starts at Stenay's harbour office and is suitable for cyclists of all abilities, as there are few gradients. If required, classic, mountain and electric bikes with helmets and locks, child trailers and baby seats can be hired from the tourist office at the harbour master's office. On 5 May, members of the local cycling club "Les Cyclos du Ciel de Meuse" will be on hand at 10am and 2pm. They will also be providing refreshments at Doulcon from 10am to 4pm. Participation is free - To register, contact the Tourist Office on 03 29 80 62 59.

39 km
3h
Easy
43 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Cycle, motorbike or car tour "Around the Woëvre forest

This nature walk takes you around the great Woëvre national forest, where the Merovingian king Dagobert II died in 679. Criss-crossing our hills and valleys, you'll be amazed by the beauty of the landscape, with its mix of meadows, forests and orchards, leading to the Côte Saint Germain, the châteaux of Louppy and the Haut Charmois.

39 km
Easy
43 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Car tour: Chemins de mémoire No. 9 "Val Dunois and Stenay

The Chemins de Mémoire project offers 10 cross-border routes of between 35 and 80 km between the Gaume and Lorraine regions of Belgium, Meuse, Ardennes and Meurthe et Moselle. Along these routes, 135 information points will help you discover the special and little-known story of the Battle of the Borders in August 1914.
During this battle, German and French troops clashed in bloody fighting in southern Belgium and Lorraine. Tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides were killed or put out of action, while hundreds of innocent civilians were shot by the invaders, who systematically destroyed many localities.
Where 100 years ago the Great War left nothing but battlefields and destroyed villages, today you'll discover bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages.
River, canal, lake or pond, water is everywhere. With the River Meuse running through it, the Pays de Stenay-Val Dunois has a rich history and an exceptional heritage.

44 km
6h
Moderate
3 bis Place de la Gare 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Au Pays de la bière" cycling, motorbike or car tour

This family trail, which takes in the small roads at the bottom of the valley, is easy and flexible: in fact, its optimised 48 km perimeter can be reduced to 30, 26 or even 11 km if you set off from Doulcon towards Milly-sur-Bradon and Sassey. The heritage and landscapes are rich, with remarkable churches, fortifications, menhirs, castles, two craft breweries and a large beer museum - the theme of choice for this route, which is set in a protected natural area classified Natura 2000.

48 km
3h
Easy
11 Rue de la Meuse 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Discover the Ciel de Meuse: From Bastien-Lepage to Ipoustéguy via the Côtes de Meuse

From the "Monts et vallées de Meuse" tourist office in Doulcon, where bikes are available for hire, you take the left bank of the Meuse via Cléry le Petit. Passing the cheese dairy, you will pass through the village of Brieulles. You can make a short diversions into the village at N°2 avenue R.Poincaré to discover the former residence of the Prémontrés. Also worth seeing are 2 necropolises from the First World War, one German and the other French. In Sivry, the village has a few shops and a picnic area along the canal. On the way up to Réville aux Bois, don't miss a visit to the US Grande Montagne monument, built in memory of more than 3,000 American soldiers wounded or killed during the 1918 offensives. In Damvillers, you will find a number of shops and can take a break in the square, near the statue of the Damvillers-born painter Jules-Bastien-Lepage. The statue was sculpted by his friend Auguste Rodin. There is a museum dedicated to him in the citadel at Montmédy, and some of his paintings are in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. In Ecurey, a number of old houses have kept their "Flamandes": glazed skylights visible on some roofs, while the village of Lissey stands out for its town hall and its few acres of vines. Passing through Bréhéville and Brandeville, the Maison Vigneronne de Murvaux preserves objects, know-how and the history of the local vineyards. Before finishing your tour in Doulcon, don't forget to visit the fortress of Dun Haut, the rampart walk and the remarkable church of ND de Bonne-garde. In Doulcon, the contemporary art gallery dedicated to Jean Robert Ipoustéguy opens its doors to you: discover an internationally renowned artist from Dun su Meuse.

52 km
5h
Moderate
55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Fortifications" cycle, motorbike or car tour

Leaving Stenay, take the local road to Brouennes. This small road links the Meuse valley to the Chiers valley, passing by the pretty private château of Bronelle. You then drive past the village's fish farm and fishery before reaching the pretty, flower-filled village of Quincy-Landzécourt. From here, the citadel of Montmédy is nearby, where you can take a break to visit the upper town, the ramparts and the museums of the fortifications and of the Impressionist painter Jules Bastien Lepage. Also in the upper town, the church often hosts exhibitions and some of the casemates, converted into artists' studios and exhibitions, open their doors in fine weather. Join Margut through the pretty rolling countryside, then climb up to the hermitage of ST Walfroy, an important pilgrimage site where the goddess Ardwina was worshipped before the arrival of Christianity. The view from here is breathtaking! You can rest at the pilgrim's halt. Descending via the southern slopes and the village of La Ferté sur Chiers, a short diversions is in order to discover Fort de Villy, the tragic western extremity of the Maginot Line. Take the D13 back to Stenay, where a refreshing drink awaits you at the tavern of the beer museum or in one of the town's cafés.

53 km
5h
Moderate
14 Place Raymond Poincaré 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Car tour: Chemins de mémoire N°8 "Du pays de Stenay au Val Dunois" (Remembrance trails No. 8)

The Chemins de Mémoire project offers 10 cross-border routes of between 35 and 80 km between the Gaume and Lorraine regions of Belgium, Meuse, Ardennes and Meurthe et Moselle. Along these routes, 135 information points will help you discover the special and little-known story of the Battle of the Borders in August 1914.
During this battle, German and French troops clashed in bloody fighting in southern Belgium and Lorraine. Tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides were killed or put out of action, while hundreds of innocent civilians were shot by the invaders, who systematically destroyed many localities.
Where 100 years ago the Great War left nothing but battlefields and destroyed villages, today you'll discover bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages.
River, canal, lake or pond, water is everywhere. With the River Meuse running through it, the Pays de Stenay-Val Dunois has a rich history and an exceptional heritage.

55 km
5h
Easy
1 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Car circuit: Chemins de mémoire N°10 "Au Val Dunois" (Remembrance trails)

The Chemins de Mémoire project offers 10 cross-border routes of between 35 and 80 km between the Gaume and Lorraine regions of Belgium, Meuse, Ardennes and Meurthe et Moselle. Along these routes, 135 information points will help you discover the special and little-known story of the Battle of the Borders in August 1914.
During this battle, German and French troops clashed in bloody fighting in southern Belgium and Lorraine. Tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides were killed or put out of action, while hundreds of innocent civilians were shot by the invaders, who systematically destroyed many localities.
Where 100 years ago the Great War left nothing but battlefields and destroyed villages, today you'll discover bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages.
River, canal, lake or pond, water is everywhere. With the River Meuse running through it, the Pays de Stenay-Val Dunois has a rich history and an exceptional heritage.

59 km
6h
Moderate
55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Car tour: Chemins de mémoire No. 7 "From the citadel to the rotunda" (in French)

The Chemins de Mémoire project offers 10 cross-border routes of between 35 and 80 km between the Gaume and Lorraine regions of Belgium, Meuse, Ardennes and Meurthe et Moselle. Along these routes, 135 information points will help you discover the special and little-known story of the Battle of the Borders in August 1914.
During this battle, German and French troops clashed in bloody fighting in southern Belgium and Lorraine. Tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides were killed or put out of action, while hundreds of innocent civilians were shot by the invaders, who systematically destroyed many localities.
Where 100 years ago the Great War left nothing but battlefields and destroyed villages, today you'll discover bucolic landscapes and picturesque villages.
River, canal, lake or pond, water is everywhere. With the River Meuse running through it, the Pays de Stenay-Val Dunois has a rich history and an exceptional heritage.

63 km
6h
Moderate
Montmedy
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Meuse-Ardennes, Argonne tour by bike, motorbike or car

Through the meadows and forests at the northern end of the Argonnais massif, along quiet, winding lanes, meet Mother Nature and visit the peaceful villages of our beautiful region.

67 km
6h
Moderate
5 Rue du Chemin de Fer 55110 Doulcon
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
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Meuse-Ardennes, tour of the Meuse and Chiers valleys" cycle, motorbike or car tour

On the borders of the Lorraine, Champagne-Ardennes and Wallonia regions, take picturesque back roads along the valleys of the Meuse and Chiers rivers to discover the villages of the Meuse and Ardennes: this itinerary plunges you into the tumultuous history of this border region where the territorial boundary between the Trevires (Trève), Remès (Reims) and Médiomatriques (Metz) lay in Gallo-Roman times. Explore the rolling countryside where streams and rivers flow through fields, meadows and forests, passing through numerous villages, churches, crossroads, washhouses, châteaux and remarkable sites. Peaceful today, this Pays de Cocagne has always been coveted and marked by the Wars of Religion, the Thirty Years' War, 1870, 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.

117 km
Difficult
1 Rue du Port 55700 Stenay
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -
- Monts et Vallées de Meuse Tourist Office -