Rocroi Travel guide
Rocroi : Michelin's recommendations
A bird’s eye view of this 16C town would reveal it sitting within a ten-pointed star. Seen from the ground, Rocroi is centred on a square surrounded by fortifications. The site of a battle against the Spanish in 1643, it was fortified by Vauban in 1675. Renamed Roc Libre during the Revolution, it resisted attack for a month in 1815. From Porte de France, a tourist route heads round the fortifications, giving visitors an idea of the ramparts’ complexity. Don’t miss the Battle of Rocroi Museum.
15, Place d'Armes F - 08230 Rocroi
Located in the walled town of Rocroi, Les Sabots d’Helene offers a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi access throughout. The Belgian border is only a 5-minute drive away and Charleville-Mézières is 30 km away. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with DVD..