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La Roche on the river Ourthe

La Roche lies 70 km from Liege. It is the capital of a canton. But mainly the largest holidayresort from the Ourthe valley.
La Roche is a small town with about 2000 inhabitants, specially during the summer, the number of people are doubled.
Lots and lots of tourists visit La Roche mostly to fish or for a canoe trip on the Ourthe
Just outside La Roche you can make beautiful waklings, you can buy a walking map at the local information in the main street just across the church.
Just outside La Roche is also a wildlife reserve, sometimes you see a guy with a valk on his arm walking through the main street of La Roche, off course a way off advertising the reserve.
Lots of souvenir shops and shops where you can buy supplies for fishing.
Great restaurants and caf?s, most of them build a small terrace on the street, when you are visiting La Roche in winter the streets are wider because all the terraces are removed.

Some history about La Roche: 16 December 1944. The battle of the Bulge begins. La Roche is to suffer the shock of opposing armies. Taken by the German 116th armoured division, bombarded by the Americans, La Roche is in ruins and is finally liberated on 10 January 1945 by the 51st Scottish division and the 84th American infantry division. La Roche was to pay a heavy price, 90% of the town was destroyed and 114 civilians perished in the bombardment.

La Roche is a great place for fishing and canoe trips

  • Last visit to La Roche-en-Ardenne: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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Comments (9)

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2005 at 3:45 AM

    Mooie page Ilse. La Roche ligt niet in Waals Brabant, maar wel in de prov. Luxemburg. Groetjes

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2004 at 1:40 PM

    A beautiful little place that I just had to see (my namesake).....it looks really lovely thank you Ilse.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 12:43 PM

    Such beautiful places and lots of history...It's really worth a visit!

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2003 at 4:56 AM

    Been there many times as a kid...And I still love it. :-) thanks

  • patrikske's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2003 at 1:49 PM

    Erg leuke en informatieve La Roche page, Ilse !

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 2:32 PM

    This looks like a cosy town in the Ardennes. Nice page.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 12:15 PM

    The page is beautiful Ilse . my favorite pic's were the kids with the man & Falcon,and the bed& breakfast house looked soo nice ,it looks great in the ardennen.

  • Jul 22, 2003 at 2:27 PM

    Great set of pictures, seems like enjoyable place.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2003 at 4:19 PM

    A very nice page with good info in intro and good restaurants tips. Fishing and canoe trips must be great there! I do hope to try it there someday :-)


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