La Roche-en-Ardenne Travel Guide

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    Rene is enjoying his beer!
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  • Myself in front of the ghost castle.
    Myself in front of the ghost castle.
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La Roche-en-Ardenne Things to Do

  • The Memorial

    As we were exploring the town, we came upon this memorial, dedicated to all the victims of the WWII.

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  • The Feudal Castle

    The castle ruins that overlook the town from a rock are the remains of a medieval fortress built sometime during the 9th century and pulled down in the 18th century by the order of Emperor Joseph II of Austria.

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  • The Play Of Lights

    La Roche is nestled in a crook of the Ourthe River, surrounded by hills. So, 1 of the best times to visit this charming town is in the evening. Then, all the houses on the river banks create a unique scene in the water which makes you forget all your worries and enjoy this play of lights.

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  • The Town Church

    In the beginning, La Roche had only 1 chapel, which became the town church in the 16th century.The construction of a new church started in 1899, following the plans of Clément Léonard. The leaded-glass windows were made in the 70s.Today, there are a lot of chapels in La Roche, and you can find them in a promenade.

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  • The MK10 Tank Destroyer

    This MK10 Tank Destroyer of the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry stands right next to the parking-lot, overlooking the town of La Roche.It's a reminder of the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945, when the British troops liberated La Roche.

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  • La Roche-en-Ardenne

    The actual town of La Roche-en-Ardenne is very pleasant. As you can see from the photo there are plenty of cafes & nik nak shops. The weather was atrocious unfortunately the whole time we were in Belgium, so we didnt explore the town to its full extent, not that it is very big.I got the impression it was quite a popular tourist town, being situated...

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  • Memorials

    There are reminders all over this area of the relatively recent turbulent past of WW2. Here is one on the many memorial sites, this particular one is dedicated to the people of La Roche-en-Ardenne who lost their lives. During the liberation alone 114 people from this small community were killed. Such a tragic waste.................I saw 2 British...

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  • The Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes

    If you are interested in WW2 history then a visit to the Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes is a must. Here you will find accounts, photos, military equipment and vehicles. In December 1944 90% of La Roche-en-Ardenne was destroyed with 114 people killed. Check out the website for a much more detailed account of the battle for the Ardennes.Open...

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  • Tanks for the Memory.................

    There are two WW2 tanks on display in the town of La Roche-en-Ardenne, monuments given to remember the liberation on 11th January 1945. This is a British ACHILLES Anti Tank SP 17 tank destroyer M10. Which can be be found in the town car park. Used in 1944 by the Northhamptonshire Yeomany to support the now infamous Blackwatch division on their...

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Hotels

  • Villa Le Corumont

    Rue du Corumont 13, La Roche-en-Ardenne, 6980, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Les Genets

    Corniche de Deister 2, La Roche-en-Ardenne, B-6980, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Le Luxembourg

    Rue du Hadja 1A, La Roche-en-Ardenne, 6980, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

La Roche-en-Ardenne Restaurants

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    River Ourthe, La Roche-en-Ardenne

    by freya_heaven Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    This restaurant was very nicely decorated, in a wonderful old building which used to part of a wheat mill. Sadly we did not eat here as they were only open at weekends, but the menu looked great & the staff we met very friendly. Had it been open we would have definately eaten here.

    They also run culinary courses here at the weekends, which I think speak for itself.

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    • Food and Dining

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Transportation

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    by Jerelis Written Apr 8, 2014

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Plane:
    If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel
    • Motorcycle

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Shopping

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    countryman shop

    by MATIM Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I thought this shop was special that's why I like to mention it in my page.
    You can buy western clothes, boots, Australian clothes, Indian art etc.

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Local Customs

  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Belgium is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Belgium with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...

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  • Talk so someones who knows.

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • The Spectacle Of The Ghost

    Every Saturday between Easter and 15 September at 10 p.m., there's this Sound & Light spectacle at the castle. You can watch it for free from Place du Bronze, Pont du Faubourg or Rue du Chalet.It's the story about a girl called Bert, who's in love with a guy. But her father wants her to marry somebody else. So, the night before the wedding, she's...

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map.

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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La Roche-en-Ardenne What to Pack

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    Here we go ...

    by Jerelis Written Apr 8, 2014

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD cards!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Off The Beaten Path

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    by MATIM Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    I just love those flowers you can find in the grass verge.
    I just have to pick some to make a bouquet.

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Sports & Outdoors

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    River Ourthe & Watersport Centre

    by freya_heaven Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    This seemed to be a very popular area with river sports, rafting, canoeing & kyaking. I noticed a few watersports centers along the banks of the River Ourthe with runs through the centre of the town. It is a shame the weather not been so awful whilst we were there.

    Equipment: All Provided

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    • Rafting
    • Water Sports
    • Kayaking

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Favorites

  • wildlife reserve

    Well my children liked the wildlife reserve the most. I was glad to see that the animals had a lot of space.You can see deer, lynxes, farm animals and a lot of wild boars.There are so many wild boars in the Ardennes that the people even are allowed to hunt on them. You can go to the reserve by tourist train that leave in the middle of the...

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  • wildlife reserve

    During the weekends you can find this man in the centre of La Roche, off course this is publicity for the wildlife reserve

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