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Remains of the Castle of the Counts 

Once, this was the largest castle in the Famenne area. Nowadays it's an important archaeological and historical site...

Rochefort was named after the fortress (rocha fortis) constructed by the first Lords of Rochefort, the Montaigus, on a rocky spur. The castle has known an eventful history, many times besieged because of its strategic position, transformed into a palace, nationalized, and used as a quarry by resourceful and pragmatic inhabitants, it is now an important archaeological and historical site.

  • Easy access to the different platforms of the castle
  • Signposted walk. Orientation table 
  • Archaeological museum and archaeological digs in progress
  • Splendid view over Rochefort and the Famenne
  • Special program for schools with treasure hunt among the ruins
  • Easy parking.
  • Dogs are welcome

VIDEO: for a better idea of what to expect, take a quick peek at our video!


 

OPEN:

  • 31/03 > 15/04, 08/07 > 26/08, 27/10 > 04/11 & Bank Holidays from April to November: guided visits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 14:00.
  • Morning visits: 24/07, 31/07, 07/08 & 14/08 at 11:00.
  • Evening visits: 26/07 & 09/08 om 20u.
  • Guided visits and other adventures for groups (> 15 visitors) : all year round on request. Price:3 €/pers.; groups (> 15 visitors): 2,50 € > 8 €/pers.+ 20 €/guide.
     

Practical information : 

  • Departure from the Castle gates at 14:00 for an hour long guided visit.
  • Tickets : 3€  

For groups : a guided visit of the castle is possible all year round. Advance booking is required! 


 

 

TICKETS:

Guided visit (1h) : 3€/person

Group (with a min. of 15) :  2,50€/person + 20,00€ for the group for the guided visit(1h)

Schools : treasure hunt + visit: 2€/pupil (± 90 minutes)

Castle of the Counts of Rochefort

Rue Jacquet
5580 - Rochefort [Rochefort]

 Contact :
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T. +32(0)84/21.44.09
G. +32(0)496/617.145
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Dogs allowed Parking


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