- Architectural heritage
Overlooking the city and the Ourthe river, at the very heart of nature, this castle dating back to the IXth century makes La Roche the gem of the Ardenne and the Luxembourg province.
Built on the steep slopes of the Deister hill, this site was fist a Neolithic home, a Roman oppidum and the home of Frankish kings. Despite its many modifications (archaeological excavations discovered new rooms as well as remains from the XVth century), the actual ruins with their towers, slits and dungeons have kept a distinctive feudal atmosphere.
The castle organises a wide range of events and activities, to the delight of visitors and locals alike. During summer months, you can watch falconry demonstrations, enjoy a historical weekend dedicated to the XVIIth century or shiver when the ghost of Berthe de La Roche (the lord's daughter) appears. The legend says she was killed on her wedding night by her rival, the countess Alix de Salm.
Guided tours in Dutch, English and French.
Easter weekend, Ascension and Pentecost day, July 08th to August 26th: every day at 11.30 am, 2 and 4 pm.
The ghost of Berthe de La Roche
July 08th to August 26th: every day (unless it rains). Free, to be viewed from the city.
Discover all the activities at the Château de La Roche.
July-August: 10 am to 6 pm
April-June, September-October: 11 am to 5 pm
November 07th to March 31st: week days 1 to 4 pm (closed on Fridays except during school holidays), weekends and Christmas/Carnival/Easter holidays 11 am to 4.30 pm.
Opening times can be adapted to groups as long as the booking is done in advance.
Close when there is snow or icy weather as well as December 25th, January 01st and the weekend of the La Roche Carnival (March 25th and 26th)
- Visitor guide for groups
- Guide available/groups
- Car parking
- Cycle rack