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Museum of the Battle of Rocroy and the Thirty Years War

2018 season :
Open from 16 June to 16 September at following times:
- Mondays- wednesdays 2 pm to 5.30pm (closed on tuesdays)

- Thursdays-fridays-saturdays 2pm to 6pm

-Sundays: 10am to noon and 2pm to 6pm

 

 

Rocroi: Museum of the Battle of Rocroy and the Thirty Years War

 

 

Housed in a 17th-century guardhouse, it illustrates the famous battle of 19 May 1643, when the Duc d’Enghien, the future Grand Condé, defeated the Spaniards. Museum of the Battle of Rocroy and the Thirty Years War
The battle is recreated with 2,200 lead figurines made by a local man who is passionate about history and who was born in the place where the battle was fought. The battle is recreated with 2,200 lead figurines made by a local man who is passionate about history and who was born in the place where the battle was fought
Since 2009, 8,000 flat pewter models have been added to the initial 3D collections. Since 2009, 8,000 flat pewter models have been added to the initial 3D collections
A relief map showing the town when it was decommissioned by the Army in 1889, emphasising its star shape and the unique town layout unlike any other in France. A relief map showing the town when it was decommissioned by the Army in 1889

Sightseeing:
- Audioguide and interactive terminal in 4 languages (THE MUSEUM LAYOUT IS BEING REDESIGNED AT THE PRESENT TIME SO THE COST OF ADMISSION HAS BEEN REDUCED) 

- Numerous tableaux using dummies and replica furniture, in particular the sedan chair belonging to the Comte de Fontaines who was fatally wounded and found beside his chair… (open-ended list)
Contact: Office de tourisme Vallées et Plateau d'Ardennes +33 (0)3 24 54 20 06
or Mairie de Rocroi (Town Hall): +33 (0)3 24 54 10 22

 

 

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