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Medieval castle of La Roche

La Roche-en-Ardenne

The castle, of which only the ruins survive, probably dates back to the ninth century. Built on a rocky escarpment that dominates the town, it offers the visitor an exceptional view of the town and the Ourthe valley.

Recent excavations have uncovered rooms and artefacts from the fifteenth century. The ruins are floodlit in the summer months and during festivals. Don’t miss the ghost of Berthe de La Roche who walks along the battlements and then throws herself into the river below: she appears every evening in July and August (except when it’s raining). A Historical Fair is held in the castle ruins over the first weekend of August.

Restrictions :

Barbecue forbidden, Pets allowed, Accessible to prams, Group picnic stopover (if pucrchase of drinks)

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Welcome in french, Welcome in dutch, Welcome in english

Facilities :

Souvenirshop

Activity for individuals

Discovery of the medieval castle

from 6.00 €

Services

Guided visit on request
Visit free
Guided tour in french
Guided tour in dutch
Guided tour in english
Guided tour in german
Didactic panels in French
Didactic panels in dutch
Didactic panels in english
Didactic panels in german

CIRKWI

Formulary valid since :2020

Business hours

From 09 Nov till 31 Mar 2020 from Mon till Fri from 13h to 16h and on weekends from 11h to 16h30, from 22 Feb till 01 Mar everyday from 11h to 16h30, from 01 Apr till 30 Jun everyday from 11h to 17h, from 01 Jul till 31 Aug everyday from 10h to 18h, from 01 Sep till 31 Oct everyday from 11h to 17h, from 09 Nov till 31 Mar 2021 from Mon till Fri from 13h to 16h and on weekends from 11h to 16h30, and from 19 Dec till 03 Jan 2021 everyday from 11h to 16h30.

Additional information

Rates 2020

Per person : de 6.00 à 7.50€
price per children : de 4.00 à 5.50€

Offre spéciale

Discount "holidays gifts" 2017-2018

Upon presentation of the card "holidays gifts' 2017-2018, you will benefit of the following discount: child admission at the price of 5€>6€ (instead of 5,50€> 6,50€) and child admission at the price of 3€>4€ (instead of 3,50€>4,50€). Except historical weekendTo see how you can obtain this card and to benefit of discounts in 60 attractions from April 2017,Seek the following page: : "Opération Cadeaux de Vacances"

Agenda of eventplace

Les Cochonnailles (Pork meat feast)

Contact

Tickets are available for pre-sale for 25€ (at the Total fuel station, rue de Cielle) Admission on the spot costs 30€. The price includes the admission in the castle, the sloe liqueur offered by Prince Erwan 1st, gross soup, Ardennes hotpot, pudding/sausage and pork meat. Registrations are required. Beware, as the number of places is restricted…maybe there will not be food enough for everybody. Minimal age : 15 years.

Les Cochonnailles !! ... An exceptional setting for a convivial event !!The now famous Cochonnailles will take place on Saturday February 29 2020, from 07:30 pm on, in the yard of the Castle of La Roche-en-Ardenne. The overwarmed and feastive atmosphere is indeed an unique setting, you find nowhere else!!What is better than meeting between friends, gathered around a brazier, in order to sustain ourselves a bit, then, as an example, to go in one of the several pekets bars, Lupulus or even Chouffe Cherry bars, for tasting there some local delicatessen! On menu this year, the spit-roast ham, the Ardennes hotpot, grilled sausages or puddings, Ardennes gross soup and also the traditional Purnalet drink offered, as aperitive by Prince Carnival 2019, Erwan Ist.It will also be the occasion to make, why not, some dance steps on folk carnival tunes or on some other tunes still attending our LIVE concert in the wide hall of the castle… The atmosphere is ensured by the CHEESE CAKE BAND !!

Date & time

On 29 Feb on Sat from 19h30 to 2h

Activity for groups

Guided tour

from 6.00 €

The castle, of which only the ruins survive, probably dates back to the ninth century. Built on a rocky escarpment that overlooks the town, it offers exceptional views of the town and the Ourthe valley. Recent excavations have uncovered rooms and artefacts from the fifteenth century. The ruins are floodlit in the summer months and during festivals. Don’t miss the ghost of Berthe de La Roche who walks along the battlements and then throws herself into the river below: she appears every evening in July and August (except when it’s raining). A Historical Fair is held in the castle ruins over the first weekend of August.An guidebook is available at the price of 0.50 € at the castle reception desk.
Duration of the activity :60Min

Home

Welcome in french, Welcome in dutch, Welcome in english

Capacity

minimum group :15
maximum group :25/guide

Services

Guided visit on request
Visit free
Guided tour in french
Guided tour in dutch
Guided tour in english
Guided tour in german

CIRKWI

Formulary valid since :2020

Additional information

Rates 2020

Per person : de 6.00 à 7.50€
price per children : de 4.00 à 5.50€
Groupe price for visit : de 4.00 à 7.00€
With guide : A partir de 50.00€

Guided tour with tasting

The castle, of which only the ruins survive, probably dates back to the ninth century. Built on a rocky escarpment that overlooks the town, it offers exceptional views of the town and the Ourthe valley. Recent excavations have uncovered rooms and artefacts from the fifteenth century. The ruins are floodlit in the summer months and during festivals. Don’t miss the ghost of Berthe de La Roche who walks along the battlements and then throws herself into the river below: she appears every evening in July and August (except when it’s raining).Groups have the possibility of combining the castle's guided visit with a delicious tasting of local products.
Duration of the activity :90Min

Home

Welcome in french, Welcome in dutch

Capacity

minimum group :15
maximum group :25/guide

Services

Guided visit on request
Guided tour in french
Guided tour in dutch
Guided tour in english

CIRKWI

Formulary valid since :2020

Additional information

Home

Welcome in french

Capacity

maximum group :30

Services

Guided tour in french

CIRKWI

Formulary valid since :2020
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