Discover boutique hotels in Champagne-Ardenne, France
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When to go
You only have to look at the 50-shades- of-green scenery to realise this region gets a lot of rain. Summer months are driest and warmest – any time between May and September – with July and August being peak visitor season.
PlanesBrussels airport is around two hours from the Ardennes by car. That’s at least 30 minutes nearer than Paris Charles de Gaulle, with no painful Paris traffic.
TrainsTake the TGV from Paris Gare de l’Est to Charleville-Mézières or Sedan (each around two hours).
AutomobilesYou’ll want some wheels to explore the area, if only to get to a carpark from which to hike the forest trails. Hire some at Brussels airport or at the train station in Charleville-Mézières.
TaxisYou’ve got more chance of hailing a tractor. Your best bet is to book a cab through your hotel. Sachy Taxi Olivier Philippe, aka STOP, operates out of Florenville (+33 (0)6 83 45 89 70). In Charleville-Mézières, try Allo Taxi (+33 (0)3 24 37 17 17).