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La Roche-en-Ardenne

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A small town next to the river Ourthe with a ruined medieval castle that was built on the ruins of a Roman fortified camp, a wildlife park, the Museum of the Battle of Ardennes and much more



Château Féodal de La Roche-en-Ardenne

A ruined medieval castle with Celtic origins overlooking the Ourthe riveer
There is a demonstration with birds of prey and a night show with music and lights
There is also a medieval weekend on the 1st weekend of August
-‘Ghost shows’ in the summer (the ‘ghost’ of Berthe, the daughter of a 10th-century count shows up in the ruins)

Practical stuff
*There is a cafe in the castle
*Dogs allowed on a leash
*Not stroller friendly, not wheelchair friendly
*You get a map with information at the entrance
*Reservation obligatory here:

The view of the valley and the river Ourthe from the castle is breathtaking

More in La Roche-en-Ardenne

La Roche-en-Ardenne is picturesque

You can see one of the tanks here:
Oorlogsmonument Sherman-tank La Roche
Rue du Presbytère 4-6, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

There is a touristic train that starts from here
Le Petit Train
Place du Bronze, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

Ice cream at the corner of the street of the castle
Le Petit Chevalier – Artisan Glacier
Rue du Purnalet 12, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

Kiosk for hot chocolate and vin chaud
Place du Bronze, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

Public toilets here (yes, at the side of the church):
Église Saint-Nicolas
Rue Trou-Bourbon 2-12, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne


Parc à Gibier (wildlife park) de La Roche is a wildlife park and there is a small playground there too. You can walk from the castle to the park if your kids can manage, it is about 3.5 km round trip

There is also the Museum of the Battle of Ardennes
Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes
Rue Chamont 5, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

You can rent a kayak, VTT, pedalos and there is also an adventure park here:
Ardenne Adventures
Rue de l’Eglise 35, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne


About 1.5 hour drive from Schuman, Brussels

Big parking place (paid)
ParkingRue du Balloir 5, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

Free parking here
Rue Rompré, 6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne

I felt I found gold when I started diving into the Facebook group posts.

Thanks for beeing a real “childhood memories” builder!

Cristina O.

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