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Address: Rue du Vieux-Chateau 4, La Roche-en-Ardenne 6980, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 84 41 13 42
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This was a feudal castle dating back to the 9th century. The towers,...

This was a feudal castle dating back to the 9th century. The towers, murder-holes and give you a real feeling of an age-old mediaeval atmosphere.

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A beautiful view

It was nice to visit something else in Ardennes than battle of Bulge's museums :) Slope leading towards the castle is not well signposted. It's about 50 metres from church towards... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It was nice to visit something else in Ardennes than battle of Bulge's museums :) Slope leading towards the castle is not well signposted. It's about 50 metres from church towards the river. As I've mentioned already, a beatifull view up there on La Roche

Thank Majo8383
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The visit requires a good pair of shoes, as it is a bit of a climb to get there, nothing major but still. Once in the Deister's ruins, the view over the village and the river is great, it is true delight to see the green Ardennes and the lazy Ourthe below.

Thank ClaudineGP
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

There is a very beautiful over the La-Roche-Ardenne from Chateau Foedal. The castle it self is a ruin, but it is nice to see.

Thank Nina L
Orange Park, Florida
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814 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It's nestled between a curve of the River Ourthe and the steep slopes of the Deister hill and built between the XI-XIIth and XIVth century tower over the town of La Roche. Located In the middle of town starting in an alleyway you have to walk up a steep cobblestone hill (which the cobblestones and stones are uneven) - there... More 

Thank ukienomad
Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was clearly a pretty impressive fortress in its time and its strategic position above a key river valley must mean that it's seen some action over the years. However, if you're hoping to find out more by visiting then you'll be very disappointed. The 5 Euro entry fee does not include a guide of any sort, your only option... More 

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Nice to walk around. Lost of corners and rooms. But it is a ruïn so there are mostly stone walls that you pay for. It does have a very nice view. Steep clime to the ruïn itself.

Thank EvaSneek
Layton, Utah
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while on vacation in the Ardennes and it was wonderful. They happened to be having a medieval festival at the castle ruins when we went up to see it. I think they do it the whole summer but I really recommend going. There were some wonderful events, archery demonstrations, blacksmith and cooking booths, live music, even a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a ruin which people are working hard to try to restore. We got an English leaflet that explained everything about what the various areas were used for. Thought the birds could have done with some more care ie water as it was a hot day. We missed the bird show though but they are on display around... More 

1 Thank Maggie L
Leuven, Belgium
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The place is okay. I imagine it's fun for kids to run around and explore the grounds. The entrance fee is quite steep though, considering what there is to see. Furthermore, you have to pay for all activities inside, except some show involving birds of prey. The lady at the entrance was quite rude, ignoring us for 2 minutes while... More 

Thank arn0vdh
Athens, Greece
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213 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This castle is one of the most historic and old castles in Belgium. Allegedly, it is also "haunted". Every summer it hosts various festivities and activities and its "ghost" plays also a role. Its promotion is understood, since I guess a significant part of the economy of the small and beautiful town of La Roche is based on this attraction.... More 

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