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Ardennes Collection

The Ardennes, a region in Europe known for its rich history and diverse landscapes, has witnessed significant events throughout the years

Background imageArdennes Collection: Champagne wine cellar, Reims, Champagne, Ardennes, France, Europe

Champagne wine cellar, Reims, Champagne, Ardennes, France, Europe

Background imageArdennes Collection: German Panzer tank, 1944

German Panzer tank, 1944
A German Panzer tank, pictured during the Ardennes counter-offensive which became known as the Battle of the Bulge. Date: December 1944

Background imageArdennes Collection: Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge
American soldiers on a German Tiger II (Royal Tiger) tank which had been knocked out by American Air Force fighter-bombers during the Battle of the Bulge

Background imageArdennes Collection: The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims

The portico in wrought iron on entrance door to Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imageArdennes Collection: General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G

General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G
Photograph showing (left to right) Lieut-General Sir Miles Dempsey, British Second Army; Lieut-General Hodges, US First Army; Field-Marshal Montgomery; Lieut-General Simpson

Background imageArdennes Collection: Autocar Poster -- Circuit des Ardennes race

Autocar Poster -- Circuit des Ardennes race
Autocar Poster -- British driver Charles Jarrott winning the Circuit des Ardennes race in the famous 70 Panhard. His average speed during the race was 54 mph. Date: 1903

Background imageArdennes Collection: Close-up of a single bottle of Deutz champagne from Ay-en-Champagne, Ardennes

Close-up of a single bottle of Deutz champagne from Ay-en-Champagne, Ardennes, France, Europe

Background imageArdennes Collection: River Meuse in the old town of Dinant, Ardennes, Belgium

River Meuse in the old town of Dinant, Ardennes, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Saint-Juvin, France

Saint-Juvin, France
Saint-Juvin - a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France. Sent back to Germany, possibly by a German soldier on active service in France during WW1

Background imageArdennes Collection: Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes

Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes
Four Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes

Background imageArdennes Collection: Netherlands, map showing distinguishing features and landmarks

Netherlands, map showing distinguishing features and landmarks

Background imageArdennes Collection: Wrought iron fence with golden letters shining in the setting sun at Champagne Louis Roederer

Wrought iron fence with golden letters shining in the setting sun at Champagne Louis Roederer, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imageArdennes Collection: Sign on the wall at Champagne Palmer, a big cooperative co-operative, Reims, Champagne

Sign on the wall at Champagne Palmer, a big cooperative co-operative, Reims, Champagne, Marne, Ardennes, France

Background imageArdennes Collection: Flight of the French Peasants, 1870 (engraving)

Flight of the French Peasants, 1870 (engraving)
1575745 Flight of the French Peasants, 1870 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicts French peasants leaving Bazeilles with their possessions)

Background imageArdennes Collection: World War 2 US M1 helmet with insignia, c. 1939-45 (object)

World War 2 US M1 helmet with insignia, c. 1939-45 (object)
7177600 World War 2 US M1 helmet with insignia, c. 1939-45 (object); Private Collection; (add.info.: World War II US M1 steel helmet with painted insignia of the 11th Engineer Battalion)

Background imageArdennes Collection: Napoleon III and Bismarck at the weavers cottage in Donchery, 2 September 1870, (1936)

Napoleon III and Bismarck at the weavers cottage in Donchery, 2 September 1870, (1936). Napoleon III Und Bismarck Vor Dem Weberhauschen in Donchery, 2 September 1870

Background imageArdennes Collection: En Ardenne, 1857. Creator: Félicien Rops

En Ardenne, 1857. Creator: Félicien Rops
En Ardenne, 1857. From periodical: Uylenspiegel, no. 13, 26 April 1857

Background imageArdennes Collection: River in the Ardennes at Sunset, 1821. Creator: Henri van Assche

River in the Ardennes at Sunset, 1821. Creator: Henri van Assche
River in the Ardennes at Sunset, 1821

Background imageArdennes Collection: Chateau de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne near Rochefort, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Chateau de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne near Rochefort, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Chateau de Freyr with river Maas near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Chateau de Freyr with river Maas near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Chateau de Walzin at river Lesse near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Chateau de Walzin at river Lesse near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Aerial view at Chateau Veves, Celles near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Aerial view at Chateau Veves, Celles near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Chateau Veves, Celles near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Chateau Veves, Celles near Dinant, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Aerial view at Bouillon with river Semois and castle, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg

Aerial view at Bouillon with river Semois and castle, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Chateau de Jemeppe near Marche-en-Famenne, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg, Belgium

Chateau de Jemeppe near Marche-en-Famenne, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Aerial view at Chateau de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne near Rochefort, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur

Aerial view at Chateau de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne near Rochefort, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Namur, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Bouillon with river Semois and castle, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg, Belgium

Bouillon with river Semois and castle, Ardennes, Wallonia, Province Luxembourg, Belgium

Background imageArdennes Collection: Exterior of Musee Rimbaud, Charleville-Mezieres, Ardennes, Grand Est, France

Exterior of Musee Rimbaud, Charleville-Mezieres, Ardennes, Grand Est, France

Background imageArdennes Collection: Charleville-Mezieres, Ardennes, Grand Est, France

Charleville-Mezieres, Ardennes, Grand Est, France

Background imageArdennes Collection: Map showing the extent of the German's attack against the Americans in the Ardennes

Map showing the extent of the German's attack against the Americans in the Ardennes and their drive into Belgium, 1944, during WWII. From The War in Pictures, Sixth Year

Background imageArdennes Collection: Then I told them about Spain

Then I told them about Spain
Piet Flour

Background imageArdennes Collection: Fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France

Fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France
The Fortifications of the fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France - claimed to be the largest in Europe. Date: 1915

Background imageArdennes Collection: Bastogne, 1944

Bastogne, 1944
A scene in Bastogne during the siege by German forces who had taken advantage of poor weather conditions to cut off American Divisions defending the town

Background imageArdennes Collection: DDE-90027720

DDE-90027720
Blue skies and fair weather clouds float above a meadow in the Canadian Rockies. (Large format sizes available) Date: 11/06/2010

Background imageArdennes Collection: Cans left by Germans after the Battle of Ardennes, January 1945

Cans left by Germans after the Battle of Ardennes, January 1945
1720407 Cans left by Germans after the Battle of Ardennes, January 1945 by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Cans left by Germans after battle of Ardennes january 1945)

Background imageArdennes Collection: View of Givet, 1879 (oil on board)

View of Givet, 1879 (oil on board)
OJ451941 View of Givet, 1879 (oil on board) by Webb, James (1825-95); Private Collection; © Ackermann Johnson

Background imageArdennes Collection: Vue de Givet (Ardennes) et du fort Charlemont (engraving)

Vue de Givet (Ardennes) et du fort Charlemont (engraving)
7179486 Vue de Givet (Ardennes) et du fort Charlemont (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vue de Givet (Ardennes) et du fort Charlemont

Background imageArdennes Collection: Vue de Rethel (Ardennes) (engraving)

Vue de Rethel (Ardennes) (engraving)
7179624 Vue de Rethel (Ardennes) (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vue de Rethel (Ardennes)

Background imageArdennes Collection: Maison de Turenne a Sedan (Ardennes) (engraving)

Maison de Turenne a Sedan (Ardennes) (engraving)
7179611 Maison de Turenne a Sedan (Ardennes) (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Maison de Turenne a Sedan (Ardennes)

Background imageArdennes Collection: A British driver, Charles Jarrott, wins the 1902 Circuit des Ardennes with the famous '70'Panhard

A British driver, Charles Jarrott, wins the 1902 Circuit des Ardennes with the famous "70"Panhard
7178772 A British driver, Charles Jarrott, wins the 1902 Circuit des Ardennes with the famous " 70" Panhard (colour litho) by Crosby

Background imageArdennes Collection: Wild boar (Sus scrofa) big male foraging in autumn forest during the hunting season in

Wild boar (Sus scrofa) big male foraging in autumn forest during the hunting season in the Ardennes, Belgium. November

Background imageArdennes Collection: Department of Ardennes in northeast France (chromolitho)

Department of Ardennes in northeast France (chromolitho)
724680 Department of Ardennes in northeast France (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Department of Ardennes in northeast France)

Background imageArdennes Collection: Genevieve of Brabant (chromolitho)

Genevieve of Brabant (chromolitho)
2817033 Genevieve of Brabant (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Genevieve of Brabant)

Background imageArdennes Collection: Charles Jarrott in Circuit des Ardennes Race

Charles Jarrott in Circuit des Ardennes Race
Early Motor Car Racing - Charles Jarrott at the finish of the Circuit des Ardennes race. 1902

Background imageArdennes Collection: Three winners of the Circuit des Ardennes Race

Three winners of the Circuit des Ardennes Race
Early Motor Car Racing - Three winners of the Circuit des Ardennes Race (left to right) George Heath 1904, Baron De Crawhez 1903, Charles Jarrott 1902. circa 1904

Background imageArdennes Collection: In the Semois Valley, Ardennes (engraving)

In the Semois Valley, Ardennes (engraving)
1591469 In the Semois Valley, Ardennes (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the Semois Valley, Ardennes)

Background imageArdennes Collection: The French Armoured Cavalrymen charging at the battle of Sedan on the 1st September 1870

The French Armoured Cavalrymen charging at the battle of Sedan on the 1st September 1870
CHT163736 The French Armoured Cavalrymen charging at the battle of Sedan on the 1st September 1870 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Koch, Georg (1857-1926); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageArdennes Collection: Celebrating St Huberts Day at Bievre in the Ardennes, the Hunt going to Mass (litho)

Celebrating St Huberts Day at Bievre in the Ardennes, the Hunt going to Mass (litho)
1051766 Celebrating St Huberts Day at Bievre in the Ardennes, the Hunt going to Mass (litho) by Dadd, Frank (1851-1929) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)




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The Ardennes, a region in Europe known for its rich history and diverse landscapes, has witnessed significant events throughout the years. In 1944, amidst the turmoil of World War II, German Panzer tanks rolled through this picturesque land during the Battle of the Bulge. Yet beyond war-torn memories lies a realm of beauty and culture. Nestled within Champagne's prestigious wine cellars in Reims, Ardennes boasts an enchanting charm that captivates visitors. The grand entrance to Champagne Louis Roederer welcomes guests with a magnificent wrought iron portico, hinting at the elegance found within, and is here that General Dempsey, General Hodges, and Field-Marshal Montgomery once gathered to discuss strategies amid turbulent times. As you explore further into Ardennes' heartland in Ay-en-Champagne, you'll discover Deutz champagne - a true gem from this region. A close-up view of a single bottle reveals its exquisite craftsmanship and reflects centuries-old traditions upheld by local winemakers. Crossing borders into Belgium brings us to Dinant - an old town nestled along the River Meuse. Here, time seems suspended as ancient architecture stands tall against nature's backdrop. Belgian boy scouts find solace camping amidst these serene surroundings - forging bonds while immersing themselves in nature's embrace. Venturing northward towards Netherlands unveils a map showcasing distinguishing features and landmarks that make Ardennes unique. From rolling hills to dense forests and meandering rivers – each corner holds secrets waiting to be discovered. Back in Reims' bustling streets lies Champagne Palmer – one of many cooperative cooperatives dotting the cityscape with their vibrant signs proudly displayed on walls. These symbols represent unity among winemakers who work tirelessly to produce some of France's finest champagnes. As dusk settles over Champagne Louis Roederer once more, golden letters on wrought iron fences shimmer under the setting sun – reminding passersby of the region's timeless allure.