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Sedan, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne

Located in the heart of the Ardennes, in the Champagne-Ardenne region, the city of Sedan is a true gem of history and heritage. Known for hosting Europe's largest fortified castle, the Château de Sedan, this place will captivate both history buffs and medieval architecture enthusiasts. From its imposing walls, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Ardennes countryside. Be enchanted by t...See more

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Château Fort : Le Bagne
650 m

Château Fort : Le Bagne

Amongst all the horrors endured, that of the internment camp in the castle at Sedan retains the worst memories of this tragic history. It was used from January 1917 until November 1918. It was a veritable ‘death camp’, run by torturers, a forerunner of the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. This hellhole, ignored by the public in neighbouring regions, was called ‘the Penal Colony’ by the Sedan people, where both French and Belgians died as a result of such inhumane treatment. It was the desperate need for labour which drove the enemy into taking these criminal and inhumane actions. In the Belgian and French occupied zones, civilians from 14 to 60 years old were requisitioned into labour battalions (Zivil Arbeiter Bataillon). Those who put up any resistance were sent to the internment camp in the castle at Sedan or the discipline camps (Kommaandos) at Bazeilles or Mont Saint Martin. When they left to go to construction sites, the prisoners were recognised by their red armband worn on the left arm, their heavy wooden shoes or their bare feet, but particularly due to their thinness and their haggard eyes. Denzin, the camp commander, Michaelson, the doctor, and Holz, the head of the guards, feared by the prisoners, were mainly responsible for the appalling death rate that afflicted this camp. Deprivation, abuse, appalling malnutrition, frightful hygiene, general dysentery, slavery conditions at work, 5-600 prisoners squeezed into 400 possible places: everything worked towards speeding up the death march. The exact number of victims remains uncertain, but in less than 2 years it exceeded a thousand deaths and was probably significantly more. In 1919, the commander and the prison doctor were sought to be tried as war criminals, but in vain...! Today, after 75 years of suicidal wars, we take our own last words from the memorial plaque located in the Sedan castle: "Let us erase the hatred, but keep the memories."

Place du château 08200 Sedan
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Chambre d'hôtes - La Citadine
354 m

Chambre d'hôtes - La Citadine

Homestays in town.A library landing and a terrace are at your disposal for more space and comfort. The accommodation is in town and everything is within walking distance; city ​​center, castle, any type of commerce. Parking in the street is possible and free but can be difficult at certain times of the day. However, there is a supermarket parking at 150m. Not suitable for people with reduced mobility (stairs). No pets allowed. Baby equipment available. Breakfast on request. The first bedroom is equipped with a double bed and a sofa that can accommodate children.The second, for two, is available only on request if you are with your family.The floor can accommodate 6 people if necessary. 4 adults and 2 children. The bathroom remains common.I only rent this room for the same group so that you do not have to share with foreigners the bathroom. You will have access to the floor of my apartment, you will find privacy, tranquility and independence: the floor is reserved for you. I put at your disposal for your comfort and at no extra charge a kettle, a coffee maker, tea, coffee, crackers, chocolate powder. There is also a refrigerator and a microwave. For bread and croissants you have a one-minute bakery. Coffee, tobacco, restaurant, supermarket nearby. I am always happy to welcome travelers to my home. I make sure to be available but also respectful of your privacy. The apartment is on two floors that will allow you to come and go freely and independently. However, if you need to knock on the door of my stay I will be happy to provide you with any information you may need.

Avenue du Général Margueritte 08200 Sedan
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Chambre d'hôtes - Un week-end en Ardenne
930 m

Chambre d'hôtes - Un week-end en Ardenne

Looking for a charming Bed and Breakfast combining the charm of the countryside with the conveniences of a city center? You like the reception in bed and breakfast? This establishment is then the ideal place to meet your expectations. We speak French, English and German. With a fully enclosed garden, A Weekend in the Ardennes targets a clientele who wants to enjoy the countryside in the city center. Charlotte and Michel welcome you to their century-old mansion, which they have completely restored keeping all its authenticity. A whole floor has been devoted to the creation of 3 spacious rooms, entirely renovated and carefully decorated, whose names undeniably recall the tales and legends of the region: - the room of Houziers: big room of 19m2 equipped with 2 beds of 90cm joined or separated according to the needs, - the room of Couzziettis: room of 17m2 equipped with a bed of 160cm whose main characteristic is to be able to communicate directly with the room of Karnabos, - the room of Karnabos: room of 12m2 with 2 beds of 90cm, ideal for children. The days begin of course smoothly around a delicious breakfast served in our dining room or in the garden in summer. Local products (homemade jams, honey ...) are honored. For your rest, a library lounge is also reserved for you with games, books, magazines and documentation (green tourism, sports tourism, cultural tourism). Baby equipment on request, Wifi, Sheets and towels included. Deposit required for keys with return at end of stay.

33, rue des Fausses Braies 08200 Sedan
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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾