Our B&B 14-18 Meuse-Argonne, in the department 'Meuse', is an ideal starting point for a visit to the First World War Battlefields of Verdun, Champagne and the Meuse-Argonne. We are located in the centre of the wonderfull rolling landscape of the Meuse Valley. Montfaucon d'Argonne is less than a 4 hour drive from Calais, about a 3 hour drive from the Somme and 1,5 hours from Reims, capital of the Champagne. Historical places like Vauqois, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon and the Argonne Forest are just a stone's throw away, while larger historical cities like Verdun, Reims, Metz and Luxembourg are also easy to reach. From Verdun you can reach Paris by TGV train in one hour.In short, the perfect place for history buffs. Adding to this it is very quiet and the beauty of the area is sometimes stunning.
We offer four bedrooms with all modern facilities, including wifi, in a friendly, rustic atmosphere. In the evening we invite you to join us for dinner (table d'hôtes), where we serve local recipes with local products. We also have a nice terrace where you can enjoy a drink amongst the locals that also frequent the terrace. Furthermore you are invited to visit our private museum 14-18 Meuse-Argonne which is attached to the b&b.
Visit the monuments and battlefields of the First World War and use our bed&breakfast and museum 14-18 Meuse-Argonne as a starting point. Montfaucon d'Argonne is situated near the Argonne Forest and offers you various places of interest to visit and explore. We are specialised in World War One history, and in the AEF in the Meuse-Argonne Battle in specific. Maarten is the author on multiple books regarding this subject for Pen&Sword Publishers (UK) and Fortress Books (USA) and will be on hand to answer your questions.
Visit our private museum 14-18 Meuse-Argonne where you can see many artifacts recoverd from the battlefield, diorama's and an in-door trench. The liberation of this region by the Americans in September 1918 will be celebrated extensively. You can also hire Maarten as your battlefield guide for daytours or a mornings walk in Montfaucon d'Argonne.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, we emigrated to France in 2008. Because of Maarten’s passion for history and Didi’s love for cooking, we made the decission to make our hobbies our jobs. Our little hotel was built in 1921 for the sole purpose of battlefield tourism, which really took off with the construction of the American Memorial (1933-1937) in the ancient town centre of Montfaucon d’Argonne. With only two (Varennes and Romagne) other hotels in the area, many American dignitaries and generals must have spend a night in our hotel. A true historical site and with over ten years of experience, we will do anything in our power to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Didi and Maarten