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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

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