La Roche-de-Ardennes a small city with many stories
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After leaving Durbuy we drove towards Hotton because the road from Hotton to La Roche-de-Ardennes is quiet beautiful, and is following the river along the one side of the valley. All along the road you have small shops with local art, fruit, bakeries or fries and it makes the drive quite enjoyable. At this time a year it is very beautiful with all the green colours along the road and the rocks showing their different grey colours too.
We entered the city at the mountain ridge and at the entry one of the two city tanks from WWII were on display. Next to the road there are often memory stones of fallen soldier from the Great War and it is easy to image the hard fights this area must have seen. Today the city is mostly famous for being a biking, hiking and kayaking resort.
Entering the city centre it was evident that the city had been host to a big party the day before and many people where busy cleaning up. The shops were still open on this Sunday afternoon and even though the streets were wet from the rain they whee full of people doing their Sunday shopping.
We stayed very shortly in the centre and returned the way we came in. We had to go for the airport in order to have my friend reach the plane back to Denmark. It had been a good day visiting some of my favourite spots outside the main cities of Belgium