ARDENNES (08) Average house price: €106,000
Ardennes has 150,000 hectares of woodland so it’s a great place for walkers and mountain bikers. The River Meuse runs through the department and a boat tour is a great way to see it. The capital Charleville-Mézières is the centre of France’s puppetry industry so there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained.
AUBE (10) Average house price: €128,500
Aube has more historic monuments than any other department in France. The local meal is the pork dish andouillette which, seeing as the department is on the champagne route, you can wash down with lots of bubbly.
HAUTE-MARNE (52) Average house price: €80,200
Criss-crossed by around 1,800km of waterways, canals and lakes, and with 40% of the department forested, Haute-Marne really is a haven for nature lovers. There’s plenty to do in the capital Chaumont too.
Average house price: €151,500 Named after the two rivers that run through it, Meurthe-et-Moselle is located at the centre of the region. The capital Nancy was the birthplace of Art Nouveau and boasts a number of UNESCO-listed squares. Those with a sweet tooth will surely struggle to resist the tempting local treats – madeleines, macarons, rum babas and mirabelle plums.
VOSGES (88) MEUSE (55)
Average house price: €85,000 With plenty of watercourses and a river well-stocked with a variety of fish, Meuse is a paradise for anglers. It’s also well known for its medieval fortified churches and halftimbered houses.
Average house price: €103,000 The third most wooded department in France, Vosges boats a stunning environment full of thermal springs, waterfalls, lakes, mountains and fir forests. It’s also home to a large ski resort in La Bresse-Hohneck which has 21km of pistes, and it’s also the perfect place to enjoy a Quiche Lorraine after a day on the slopes.
When in Aube, enjoy champagne!
Fun at the seaside in Pas-de-Calais Aube, Grand-Est
Adventures galore in Ardennes