La Roche Castle
The La Roche-en-Ardenne castle is a medieval fortification next to the river Ourthe. The 9th century building, with its dungeons and typical towers, breathes an extraordinary atmosphere in the middle of the Belgian Ardennes.
Castle of La Roche-en-Ardenne
The medieval castle in La Roche overlooks the valley of the river Ourthe and offers a great view over the town of La Roche-en-Ardenne and its surrounding area.
The castle is small and very authentic. It has its own legends, dungeons and so on... Kids and their parents will enjoy exploring all the different rooms, sometimes built into the rock itself. The site, which dates from the Neolithic age, has been controlled by a succession of rulers. As a great defensive location, the fortification of La Roche was improved over time.
You will be given a map and information for each room at the entrance. If you have the chance, you should sign up for the very informative guided visit.
Other important information: A visit to the La Roche castle is the most impressive in summer, when the medieval shows take place. In the evening, do not miss out on the events of the ghost.
The castle is pretty small. We visited it in December and we loved it. It really gives you that image of a feudal castle... like the one we dreamed of when thinking about becoming a prince(ss)!
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Copyright photos: Château de la Roche-en-Ardenne
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