Rochechouart Travel Guide

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Rochechouart Things to Do

  • Big Carp Fishing

    Hunting big carp in most parts of England now is crowded and commercial. Hoever in France there are many places that you can spend tranquil hours in the pursuit of these magnificent specimens. Within 10 minutes drive from Rochechouart, there are a number of stunning lakes and sections of the River Vienne that for the 'intelligent' angler, produce a...

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  • Big Carp Fishing

    Hunting big carp in most parts of England now is crowded and commercial. Hoever in France there are many places that you can spend tranquil hours in the pursuit of these magnificent specimens. Within 10 minutes drive from Rochechouart, there are a number of stunning lakes and sections of the River Vienne that for the 'intelligent' angler, produce a...

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  • The meteorite museum

    In Rochechoaurt you'll find the museum dedicated to the meteorite impact that happened 200 million years ago. That was when a 1,5 kilometer meteorite hit the area. . It is very small but nice and staff will give you all information you want if you ask for it. Though most is also available on the displays on the walls. The house in which the museum...

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  • Raoul Hausmann

    The Rochechouart museum of temporary art has the biggest collection of art and archives concerning Raoul Hausmann. So if you're interested in his work, visiting this castle will be very worthwile

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  • Old fresco's

    In one room of the castle these paintings came to light when they started renovating. Most are in remarcable condition. they date back to the middle of the 16th century i think. There are leaflets in all rooms where you can read up on the objects on display and here the explanation helps a lot to understand what is depicted. Every wall of the room...

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  • One of the art objects

    This onject was one of the first i saw. Even though i have no idea what it is supposed to be and i even forgot the artist, i really liked it. It is quite a big thing. Taking up most of the space in this room. Especially with this object i found that i liked the combination castle and modern art. THey were such opposites!

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  • La salle d'Hercules

    In this room you can find the works of Hercules as fresco's on the wall. I'm not sure if these are old fresco's though they might be since not all of them are very clearly visible anymore.

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  • Rochechouart Castle

    In the 10th century a viscount founded the house of Rochechouart. This house did occupy the lands here for over 800 years. They were responsible for building the castle and of course for the town Rochechouart to come into existence. From the original castle that was build in the 13th century the only remains are the keep and the gateway. In the...

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  • Rochechouart museum of Contemporary Art

    In 1985 part of the Rochechouart Castle was transformed into a museum for contemporary art. There is quite a collection of works by Raoul Haussman to be seen. And of course quite a few other objects. It isn't a very big museum. It took me around an hour to visit it. But it was a very interesting one. I particularly liked the new within the old...

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Rochechouart Local Customs

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    by Mique Updated Jul 25, 2004

    Ages ago a meteorite hit earth at this area. It made a huge crater where you'll now find several towns and villages. The meteorite vaporished but it changed the rock it hit. In Rocechouart the changed rock was used to build. Rochechouart castle is a perfect example. The stones of the castle have all kinds of colors the way you'll find it in many houses in Rochechouart.

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