You will find here a few examples of activities that you could discover in our region. The list is definitely not exhaustive. Various brochures are available at the gîte.


There are numerous possibilities for hiking in the area around Chemery ; in its forests, along the canal, by the Bar river and around Bairon lake. In the gîte you will find suggested circuits.

The GR14 long distance hiking path connecting Paris to Corbion in Belgium passes through Chémery.


There are numerous cycleways in the Ardennes, in particular the “Voies Vertes” running for 130km along the Meuse and its affluents. In 2023 a new “Voie Verte” along the Ardennes canal connecting the Meuse and Aisne will be opened. This route will pass less than a kilometre away from the gite.


Which along with the canal and Bairon lake all offer peaceful and attractive spots for freshwater fishing.

Water sports and swimming

Animal parcs and farm visits


Horse riding

The unmissables

The castle in Sedan, and thr one of Bouillon (in Belgium) et
Visit Charleville-Mézières and its “Place Ducale”
Orval abbey

History is very present in our region, here are a few suggestions for visits, less than 10km from the gîte.

Romanesque and/or fortified churches

There are no less than 13 romanesque and/or fortified churches within a 10km circle centred on the gite : Bulson, Chéhéry, Chémery-sur-Bar, Cheveuges, Connage, Malmy, Omicourt, Omont, Saint-Aignan, Sy, Tannay, Vendresse, Villers/Bar.

Abbeys, castles and fortified farms

The “chartreuse du Mont-Dieu” : Monastery founded in 1132 and rebuilt in the 17th century
La Correrie, monumental monastic barn, a dependance of the Chartreuse du Mont Dieu
The house of Bar in La Neuville à Maire. Fortified farm. Former 14th century dependance of the Chartreuse du Mont Dieu
The convent of the Cordeliers at la Cassine, built in 1579
The “Château de Villiers” in Maisoncelle-et-Villers. 15th century fortified manor
The “château de Rocan” at Chéhéry, built in the 16th century.
“Les éperons barrés” (fortified dwellings) d’Omont et Stonne. Major sites for the medieval history of the department with superb panoramas.
The great furnace of Vendresse, a 19th century industrial installation on a site that has seen iron working since the second half of the 16th century

Places of remembrance

La butte de Stonne. Where the french put up a fierce defence against the german army in may 1940
The house of the last cartridge in Bazeille (War of 1870)
The Maginot Line site at Villy la Ferté
The three conflicts are presented at the museum of war and peace in the Ardennes at Novion-Porcien

  • In Chemery there’s a shop/bar/snack. Takeaway dishes on order : 0324557750

  • Every day the baker from Chesne « Maison Bertrand » goes past the door and you can order in advance. They also do takeaway dishes : 0324301080
  • On wednesday in Chémery it’s Pizza Jacky, his lorry is to be found in the town hall courtyard : 0660150000
  • Maisoncelle et Villers, farm visit, snacks, meals (by reservation)

  • Warzee, farm visit, meals (by reservation)

  • In season you can eat at the domaine de Vendresse

  • La Gondole Pizzeria in Raucourt : 0324261054