Ardennes: where they are, traveling between the plains and hills

ardenne region map belgium
ardenne region map belgium

To Ardennes region means a part of the territory of Belgium whose ramifications extend partly in France.

Journey through the Ardennes

Belgium territory is divided into three zones, namely the plain along the coast, the central plains and the hilly region of the Ardennes.

The approximately 66 km long coastline is characterized by being low and sandy with some typical sand dunes and polders that are of land close to sea level protected from it by means of dams.

Moving inland we enter the region of the central plains characterized by a land that rises gradually to a maximum of one hundred meters high with valleys typically fertile and many water courses including some artificial channels.

Ardennes region, located further south, is a rocky plateau characterized by forests and with the presence of very poor population.

The main rivers are the Scheldt and the Meuse where once rose the city of Tournai, Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges, Liège and Namur. Belgium climate is tempered with rains quite frequent.