French Ardennes, logistics position between France and western Europe

Cross-border territory close to main European capitals, connected water/road/train, and at the heart of 110 million inhabitants area, French Ardennes offer an effective solution for developing a European logistics base.

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  • A304 / E420: strategic highway between North and South
  • High speed trains direct connection to Paris
  • River connection for high capacity barges
  • At only 2 hours drive from international airports
  • Fortement Highly turned to export, French Ardennes are experienced in addressing international business


A strategic European axis

les Ardennes un axe européen stratégique

Alternative to the A1 (crossing Paris region) and to the A31 (passing through Luxembourg) with its uncertain traffic, the European highway A34/A304, completely toll-free, makes the territory a crossroad for major trunk road in northern Europe, close to all major ports. French Ardennes are directly connected to the Belgian motorway network via the E420. 

Main available business parks

  • Givet Port: this 28 ha multimodal zone (water/rood/train), with 3 docks and 1450 m of platform, includes a container warehouse platform for more than 10 000 m², a Logistics area and direct rail connection to the canal. Navigation on the Maas river for high capacity barges, access to main Northern Europe port network (Antwerp, Liege and Rotterdam)
  • Tournes-Cliron business park: this industrial and Logistic zone has 34 ha available space, with quick access to the A304, and close to Ardenne Metropole employment area
  • Donchery business park: between Charleville-Mézières and Sedan on the A34 East (heading to Liege, Brussels and Metz), spacious Lands directly connected by rail and by highway
  • Rethel business park: directly connected to highway A34, the park extends over 84 ha of which 20 ha are ready to build. Between Reims and Charleville-Mézières, it is a real opportunity directly on the Rotterdam-Marseille highway
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Success stories

  • Amada, Japanese group specializing in manufacturing industrial machinery, has recently invested to modernize its production tools and made its Charleville-Mézières site its European logistics base
  • Smurfit Kappa, manufacturer of cardboard packaging. Located in Rethel with a direct access to the highway, this facility con easily supply the French market as well as Northern Europe
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