After Charleville-Mézières, you will enter the real Ardennes Massif, a schist massif through which the Meuse has cut its path. Between Monthermé to Givet, EuroVelo 19 will take you through the wildest part of the French Ardennes and this very pretty valley offers some remarkable viewpoints and rock formations. Explore Hierges with its Medieval château and Givet, the "gateway to France" - a lively village dominated by the Charlemont Citadel. On entering Belgium, you follow the meanders of the Meuse overlooked by a series of cliffs and citadels. These include Freyr Castle (surrounded by its famous gardens), Dinant Citadel (perched above the town’s onion domed church) and the imposing fortifications of the Namur Citadel.