As we were driving around, we noticed they had a little Tourist Train.
We usually do these tour's so my husband can see the sight's, but here, the washing was more important.
This Town is hilly, so it may be a good idea to do the 1 hour tour, which is reasonably priced!
The circuit takes you to the circle of the King, Cave of Lorettepanorama, Chateau Comtal, Chapel of Lorette and Malagne and has a bilingual audio commentary.
During the school holidays (Carnival, Easter, all Saints) and June 1 to August 31: all days except in the case of reservations
Easter to October 31
Departures to : 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4: 00 pm
AND in July & August if a minimum of 6 ticket's are sold, at 5pm
FARE.....Adult: €5-Senior: €4-child (3 - > 12 years): €3
Actually, this street changes names, with part of it being named Place roi Albert Ler.
It was here, where we found the Tourist Information centre.
Next, we walked further along the street to see the big Catholic Church, I just wish I could remember the name, but I can't, but you will not miss it!
It was also along here, where we had our evening meal. There were many Restaurant's which were extra busy, perhap's this was why the meal wasn't the best!
What we first saw on our arrival, were the 11th century Castle Ruin's that dominate the town of Rochefort.
"They" call it an esplanade where you can walk around the ruins of the castle, admiring them and the view's from the top! Famous families lived here once, that was until it was under German attack, not so any more, the only attack is by visiting Tourist's!
Follow the marked route through the remains of the castle to discover traces of digs, an archaeological museum.
2012.....The Castle is closed at the moment, so check with tourist office first.
Rue de Behogne 46, Rochefort, 5580, Belgium
Good for: Families
I stayed in the second floor room at the front of the hotel. It was very clean and not noisy from...more
Sourd d'Ave 5, Rochefort, 5580, Belgium
Good for: Couples
30 Place Roi Albert 1er, Rochefort, 5580, Belgium
The best way to explore Rochefort is of course by walking. Everything is close together, it's not a big village. But you first have to find a parking as you probably will arrive by car.
There are several parking spaces at the main street and some little parking next to it, however those mostly cost a bit. In some side streets, you'll find parking spaces that are free, and Rochefort is little enough that you don't have to walk long if you park there.
The photo shows the view from our hotel room and in the front, you'll see a parking where you have to pay. On the left and right, only few steps away, you see the "free parking zone" (there's a sign that informs you about it). So look where you park, parking zones are everywhere close together!
St. Hubert the town, and located there is a huge Abbey and Bascilica. We didn't have time to stop, well, only for a photo, but I wish we did have after looking at the listed website. The Church didn't become a basilica until 1927.
In the facade, it is possible to see the porch with its key in the shape of a ram (a symbol of Christ), the armouries of the abbot builder, a large stained glass window, the clock and a relief on which there is a statue of Saint-Hubert.
If you do manage to visit the inside, then expect to see a Roman crypt (1064), magnificent stalls dedicated to Saint Benoit and Saint Hubert, a marble mausoleum donated by Leopold I, and an altar dedicated to Saint Hubert.
OPEN....from Tuesday 1 November 2011 to Saturday 31 March 2012
Daily : 09:00-5PM
Located in Rochefort, is the Les Roches Campsite.
This is a 4* camping area, very clean, very nice facilities, and very helpful people.
We were hoping to stay here, but they didn't have any vacancies, even so, they said that we could use their coin operated washing machines and dryer's.
Very nice, and I wouldn't hestitate to stay at the park either.
Close to the town centre at Rue de Hableau
... and take a look on the interesting houses!
There are several nice houses in Rochefort. Just walk around, and you'll find them. This one is the Hotel de Ville (townhall), build 1862, and can be found at the main street. Also, you'll find lots of stone houses, which is typical for this region.
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