The Argonne, which gets its name from the Celtic word ARGOAT meaning "The Wooded Land", is an unspoilt region in the east of the Paris basin, covering the Marne, the Ardennes and the Meuse.
You'll be captivated by its lakes and forests - amongst the most beautiful in Europe - where half-timbered cob houses nestle in picturesque villages.
You'll be bowled over by the Argon massif, with its 50,000 hectares of broad-leaved and coniferous trees. The forest is home to nearly 300 bird species and many species of game that you may be lucky enough to spot whilst out hiking.
The flora here is equally diversified, and you'll admire over 500 flower varieties along the way. A real paradise for walkers, horse riders, and mountain bikers, the marked trails will make it easy for you to explore its beautiful and immense forests.
Discover an area of genuine unspoilt countryside, where the wildlife has been judiciously preserved. Catch sight of hinds, roe deer, wild boar, and foxes while out walking, come across herons near the lakes, or set off on a hunt for elusive orchids.
It was naturally in Argonne that "La Hulotte" - the funniest of all the French nature magazines - decided to roost, a very long time ago now. And it is at the brand new and highly original tourist centre "Nocturnia", in the heart of this natural world, that the hidden world of nature - by night - will be revealed to you...