This is the private residence of the Princes of Ligne, that housed Philip the Good and Charles the Bold, Dukes of Burgundy, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and many others. Watch closely: if the flag is flying, then the master of the house is at home.This feudal castle dominates the entire Scheldt valley. It is surrounded by fortified walls from the 12th century and the entrance is protected by a barbican (an impressive fortified gateway). In the 19th century the castle was completely rebuilt in neo-Gothic style. Its keep gives it the appearance of a fairy-tale castle. The estate covers 72 ha.Only guided visits are possible. Access to the barbican, the lapidary museum, the dungeons, the great hall, the bedchamber and the top of the tower. The manor is private and therefore not accessible.
Individual timetables :
Open from mid-May to the end op September, Thursdays, Sundays and public holidays included. Guided tours, only in French, at 3.00 pm by appointment. No free visits.
Timetables for groups :
Guided tours from half May to half September, on Tuesday afternoon.
- Adults : 3€
- Children : 2,5€