La Roche-en-Ardenne, the ‘gem of the Ardennes’
People who mention La Roche-en-Ardenne have nothing but praise. In fact, it’s the ‘gem of the Ardennes’, just 35 minutes from Durbuy. With its feudal castle, panoramic viewpoints, regional goodies, restaurants beside the river Ourthe... The town is delightful.
La Roche-en-Ardenne is a legendary holiday destination close to home. The jewel in the crown of Luxembourg province has all kinds of fun activities in store for you, in every season. Its feudal castle, kayak excursions on the river Ourthe, museum, game park, numerous viewpoints are missing only one thing, and that’s you! If you love good food you’ll be delighted to discover its restaurants and local produce, such as Ardennes ham, ‘Baisers de La Roche’ (meringue biscuits) and Purnalet liquor...
Fancy an opportunity to feast your eyes? Discover the nearby lake and dam - Barrage de Nisramont - an enchanting place for a walk in any season (the autumn colours are particularly inviting). Or climb up to Deister belvederes (in La Roche itself) or those at Hérou (in Nadrin). They’re well worth the effort! And how about the villages clinging to the slopes of the Ourthe valley with their houses in local stone and flower-filled balconies? Look up and discover one of the prettiest palettes of green in all of the Ardennes.
The haunted castle
You can visit the site of the castle all year round. The visit does not take long. However, in summer, entertainment is provided, which prolongs the experience and immerses you in a medieval ambiance: archery, crafts, falconry, fireworks, weekend of ‘historic celebrations’ and a free sound and light show every evening based on the legend of Berthe.
Whether you come with friends, loved one or children, you’ll find everything you want for a fun-packed stay in the Ardennes, any time of the year!
Copyright pictures: Martin Dellicour & WBT - Denis Erroyaux