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A wooded plateau of northern France, southeast Belgium, and northern Luxembourg east and south of the Meuse River. It was the scene of heavy fighting in World War I and World War II, culminating in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945.


(ɑːˈdɛn; French ardɛn)
1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop: 288 806 (2003 est). Area: 5253 sq km (2049 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the Ardennes a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars



Forest of, a wooded plateau region in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg.
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Noun1.Ardennes - a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
Ardennes counteroffensive, Battle of the Ardennes Bulge, Battle of the Bulge - a battle during World War II; in December 1944 von Rundstedt launched a powerful counteroffensive in the forest at Ardennes and caught the Allies by surprise
Champagne-Ardenne, Champagne - a region of northeastern France


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We made great havoc in Touraine, until we came into Romorantin, where I chanced upon a gold chain and two bracelets of jasper, which were stolen from me the same day by a black-eyed wench from the Ardennes.
Adapted transport for pupils or students with disabilities, by vehicles of euro 4, euro 5 or euro 6 standards, in the ardennes department, or outside the ardennes department (vehicle - 9 seats).
30pm By Matthew Ireland FOR the past three years Alejandro Valverde has been nigh on unstoppable along the rolling roads of the Ardennes.
France's agriculture ministry has said a cow in the Ardennes region tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease.
His topics include from the Great War to the Second World War 1918-45, the 43rd division incorporating lessons learnt: onwards to the Seine, colossal cracks: the 53rd division in Operation Market Garden and the Ardennes, and the 53rd division post-Ardennes: Operation Veritable and beyond.
The French Ardennes tourist board has created a special package for the festival costing from PS95 per person based on two people sharing and including one night's B&B at a three-star hotel, dinner at a local restaurant, two puppets shows, and an official programme.
uk 3 WOINIC FRANCE has embraced the symbol of the Ardennes to create a new added an entirely new dimension to the experience, and has resulted into the region's capital, Charleville-Mezieres.
Some of those discoveries are obvious - the wonderful backdrops provided by the thickly wooded forests of the Ardennes region, or the dramatic scenery of the Meuse and Semoy valleys.
6 THE RANGE OF ACOMMODATION THE French Ardennes offers all visitors somewhere 'different' to stay - whether it be in a tree-house, a Mongolian yurt, in a luxurious hotel within Europe's largest fortified castle, or a chateau once owned by the family of Charles de Gaulle's wife.
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e event has developed to the point where more than 40 di'erent venues across the town in the Frenche Ardennes are needed to host up to 250 performing companies who will be arriving from as far a"eld as Benin, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Russia, Vietnam and the UK.