|Rocroi, fortified village in northern France.|
Rocroi, being a frontier town, had been fortified in various stages by different occupants over the centuries, each adding a layer. Eventually, of course, the fortifications themselves were rendered redundant by the developments in artillery and the town's military status was rescinded in 1886.
|Church of St Nicolas, Rocroi.|
Left is the church of St Nicolas which was sited across the square opposite our hotel.
Visit Rocroi, take a stroll for 4km around the top of the fortifications and then sit at a cafe terrace in the Place d'Armes and absorb the peace and tranquility of the town centre.
If you stay longer I can recommend the Hotel Au Sabots d'Hélène. Parking is free in the square and, surprisingly, there always seems to be empty places.
But you really need to be a bird to fully appreciate the town's character.