Vienne-le-Chateau is situated approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of Paris, the country's capital.
Vienne-le-Chateau isn't the only spot in this popular region worth exploring; those with enough time can also take a day trip or two to experience the unique qualities of the surrounding scenery, communities and cultural attractions. Marre, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west, and Dun-sur-Meuse sits 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest.
Around 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Vienne-le-Chateau is Verdun, a regional center which is home to Ossuaire de Douaumont, Musee-Memorial de Fleury and Fort de Souville. Fort de Vaux, Fort de Douaumont and Andre Maginot Memorial are some more attractions in Verdun that should be on everyone's schedule.
To learn a little about the local culture, go straight to Champagne-Ardenne's art galleries, history museums and art museums. Houses of worship are the best places to experience a region's spiritual traditions. The monasteries of Champagne-Ardenne are certainly no exception.
For those who feel it's important to pick up knowledge as well as souvenirs on their travels, Vienne-le-Chateau features a range of specialist activities, including cycling tours and winery tours.
When the time comes to leave this special place, say goodbye the way French's do, with a hearty "Au revoir / À bientôt."