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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.
RANGE OF ACOMMODATION THE French Ardennes offers all 6THe 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.
Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble, Anthony Beevor 7.
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.
the festival Built into the facade of the Institut de la Marionette, every hour from 10am to 9pm it presents an episode from the legend of the Four Sons of Aymon - a heroic medieval saga set in the Ardennes.
Just three hours' drive time from the ports of Calais and Boulogne, and linked to the UK with the high speed TGV trains with changes at either Lille or Paris, e French Ardennes now o'ers a wide range of value-for-money short breaks and the local tourist board will be making a special o'er available to anyone wanting to attend the World Puppet Festival.
It is fermented with yeast from the Belgian Ardennes.
Between these two fronts lay the Ardennes, a hilly, densely forested area through which the Germans had projected their offensives in 1870, 1914 and, particularly, in May 1940.
Authors Martin King and Michael Collins spent more than a decade conducting interviews, walking the ground throughout the Ardennes region, and completing their research.
Henry served in the Naples-Foggia, Market Garden, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Germany campaigns.
He served as an active duty serviceman in locations such as North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, North France, Ardennes and Rhineland.