Unfurling its wooded expanses across three départements, the Argonne region (whose Celtic name, Argoat, means ‘land of wood’)...

... has known some of the most troubled pages of France’s history.

284 km (177.5 miles), leaving from Sainte-Ménehould

Unfurling its wooded expanses across three départements, the Argonne region (whose Celtic name, Argoat, means ‘land of wood’) has known some of the most troubled pages of France’s history.

Today, this sparsely inhabited region offers lovers of small country roads a rural, picturesque route to discover.