A giant beech told me:
The shadow of my foliage is so mighty
How agreeable I am to all passers-by.
Yet sometimes I say to myself
I overshadow my friends too much
Maybe i will finish
Somewhere in your fireplace
On winter evenings with my wood you will warm yourself
And this time it's you who will talk to me. "
Extract from the poetry of Jean Girard
Château du Bois:
In 1872, Prince Pierre-Napoléon Bonaparte, nephew of Emperor Napoleon I, after having killed a journalist, took refuge in Mochamps, he bought land at a place called Pré Lacroix and had a pavilion built. His wish was to be buried there. Instead of an Ardennes tomb, he was buried in Versailles. The building has been restored as a cottage to accommodate tourists.
A bivouac area: open all year round for everyone
Two barbecue areas
Les Combes NG22 12km, red diamond
La Diglette NG23 14km, blue cross
Les Huttes NG24 10km, red rectangle