Butte du Château

The Argonne,

between nature and culture

Butte du château
Small City of Character®

Sainte-Ménehould, an 18th century heart in a green setting.

Located at the edge of the Argonne forest, Sainte-Ménehould ” Petite Cité de Caractère® “ is a town full of history.
On June 21, 1791, Jean Baptiste Drouet recognizes Louis XVI in flight!
In 1639 it saw the birth of Dom Pierre Pérignon, the inventor of champagne. His statue is erected in Pasteur Square and a square of250 vines on the side of the hill pay tribute to him

Admire the exceptional heritage of the city dating from the 18th century: City Hall, Museum of Art and History or a private mansion that became the museum…
Take a step up to the Butte du Château, a former fortress with a 13th century Gothic church, and let yourself be carried away by the gentle atmosphere that reigns there while contemplating the superb panorama of the city that awaits you.
Embark on a pedal boat for a tour of the city on the Aisne where other landscapes will reveal themselves to you.

Couleurs Aventure

Argonne Forest

In search of authenticity and nature! Whether you are an experienced hiker, a walker or a nature lover, discover the Argonne forest dotted with ponds, with its preserved fauna and flora by taking the marked hiking trails. Experience adventure with your family at Couleurs Aventure park with our 5 tree climbing courses: zip lines, Tarzan jumps, footbridges… thrills and chills guaranteed. In an exceptional game setting, come and discover paintball or push your limits with a bootcamp session! An unforgettable experience in a natural setting.

Centre historique Valmy 1792
Valmy Historic Center1792

Discover Valmy, cradle of the Republic!

Relive the battle that saved the French Revolution at the historical center VALMY 1792. As soon as you enter, the tactile tables and animated boards take you into an interactive world around the battle. An animated model recreates the movement of the troops. Artillery detonations, smells… the battle is replayed before us! Goethe, who was present at Valmy, wrote: “From this place, from this day, a new era in the history of the world dates and you can say: I was there!

Main de massiges
Hand of Massiges

The Argonne, open-air museum of the Great War!

Places of memory not to be missed: La Main de Massiges, Le Camp de la Vallée Moreau.
Come and immerse yourself in the daily life of French and German soldiers by walking through the trenches restored by volunteers where barbed wire, frieze horses and various relics found testify to this past.

6000m2 dedicated to well-being


For a unique moment and to free yourself from the tensions of everyday life, enter a bubble of relaxation and discover L’Aquarelle, 6000m2 dedicated to well-being, plunge into water at 30° and enjoy the four saunas, the hammam, the cold well, the jacuzzi which are at your disposal.


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