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Tourists are attracted to this French commune in the northeast of the country for its magnificent museums, churches, charming old town and bustling Christmas market. Located in the idyllic department of Ardennes, Charleville Mezieres also offers an array of outdoor activities and wonderful nature.
The proud hometown of famous poet Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville boasts a museum dedicated to its favourite son, the Musee Rimbaud, featuring exclusive collections of the poet's works and manuscripts. Another interesting museum is the Musee de l'Ardennes, which represents the region and boasts beautiful architecture.
Known as the marionette capital of the world, Charleville Mezieres invites tourists to observe its impressive Marionette Museum while Le Grand Marionettiste, a huge mechanical doll as tall as a house, is ready to tell you about the famous local legend of the four Aymon brothers.
If time permits, walking along the pedestrianised street is a great way to explore the town. The statue of the town's founder, Charles de Gonzague, is worth a look while the bank of the River Meuse, located a few steps from the old town, is home to a new addition to the town's facilities, a three-star campsite. Rowing and sailing are also on offer here.
Having a rental car in Charleville Mezieres means you can explore other neighbouring areas at your own convenience. Located northwest of the town is the quaint little fortified town of Rocroi while the region of Ardennes boasts fantastic scenery as well as many outdoor activities. We provide affordable Charleville Mezieres car hire and can guarantee you the lowest rental rate on the market.