La Roche-en-Ardenne Travel Guide

  • Church of Notre-Dame de Beauraing.
    Church of Notre-Dame de Beauraing.
    by Jerelis
  • Myself in front of the ghost castle.
    Myself in front of the ghost castle.
    by Jerelis
  • Rene is enjoying his beer!
    Rene is enjoying his beer!
    by Jerelis

La Roche-en-Ardenne Things to Do

  • Place du Bronze – In the old city...

    During our car drive towards the city of La Roche en Ardenne we did some research on Google about La Roche en Ardenne and the entire area. One of the things that intrigued me immediately was the fact that there was a nice old gothic quarter in the city centre (between some nice river system) of this old medieval village. A first defensive wall,...

  • Place du Bronze – The busy center.

    Without a doubt is the square called Place du Bronze is the busy centre of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)All around this square you will see magnificent medieval buildings. Only...

  • Place du Bronze – The main square.

    La Roche en Ardenne is believed to have first been settled in the Neolithic era. There is a Celtic archaeological site dating between 850 and 520 BC. Later on the Romans built a fort there. Another evidence of its history is the town's medieval castle which was in use between the 9th and 18th centuries. It provided protection to the traders that...

  • The Memorial

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...


La Roche-en-Ardenne Hotels

  • Villa Le Corumont

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Les Genets

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Le Midi Hotel-Restaurant

    Rue de Beausaint 6, La Roche-en-Ardenne, 6980, Belgium

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

La Roche-en-Ardenne Restaurants

  • Enjoying Belgian beer.

    Belgium is heaven for beer explorers. Beer is Belgium’s claim to fame, much as wine is to France. With more than 100 breweries in a country of 10 million, you can see why. And the brewers produce more than 50 definitive styles, in more than ten times as many brands, including more famous specialty beers than any other nation.Belgium is home to...

  • Le Vieux Moulin

    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...

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Transportation

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    Travelling with (young) kids.

    by Jerelis Written Apr 8, 2014

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    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.

    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."

    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.

    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!

    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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    The countryman shop: The 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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...

  • 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...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

La Roche-en-Ardenne What to Pack

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    Travel light!

    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.

    Here we go ...
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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La Roche-en-Ardenne Off The Beaten Path

  • Tenneville - Just about nothing!

    Together with a few friends I am part of a tennis team. Every year we do play a competition and just to get in shape we decided to go for a weekend just to train a bit. Via the internet we discovered a villa in Tenni(s)ville with a tennis court. Therefore we ended up in Tenneville. As being a tennis team we asked ourselves what it will take for us...

  • wild flowers

    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 Sports

    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.

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    River Ourthe & Watersport Centre
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    • Kayaking
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La Roche-en-Ardenne General

  • 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...

  • 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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