The Meuse has a heavy past, and the sites of memory mark out its roads and forts, but it is also a dream department for nature lovers, in search of friendliness, calm and serenity. Here, we take the time to breathe, to look at the green valleys where fruit trees bloom in spring. Here, we take the time to taste a local wine or to savour a local speciality. Because the Meuse gourmande is full of brewing and wine-making traditions, which are passed on from generation to generation. The redcurrant jam of Bar-le-Duc, which melts in your mouth, the crunchy dragees of Verdun, not to mention the madeleines of Commercy and other chocolate sweets that you can enjoy during your visits, delighting your taste buds. This destination is also proud of its historical and architectural heritage. Verdun and its surroundings, a marked landscape, transformed by bombs, shells have shaped the valleys of the Meuse under a flood of bullets. It is history that speaks through this surprising land where nature has regained its rights. Between the forts of Vaux and Douaumont, the battlefields stretch as far as the eye can see. The castles of Commercy and the American Memorial of Montsec are also exceptional places for their historical stature and the history they tell. In Vaucouleurs too, a Joan of Arc museum has been built to commemorate her time in the department.