The castles of the princely land of Picardy Wallonia await you...
Five prestigious castles offer you a warm welcome. Beloeil Castle – a mini Belgian Versailles – and Antoing Castle still belong to the princes of Lignes. The castle of Attre, authentic witness to the eighteenth century, is also owned by the Belgian nobility. As for the castles of Enghien and Château des Comtes in Mouscron, they can be discovered during a romantic stroll. Note to history lovers who will find some amusing anecdotes to tell after visiting these castles!
Visit to Beloeil Castle
The hen house of the Princes of Lines since the 14th century, Beloeil Castle is today still their residence. Set in the heart of a 25-hectare park, this castle welcomes you with its great driveway and invites you to explore its many richly furnished and decorated rooms. The objects it contains testify to the evolution of art in general. The paintings honour the family members and their exploits. The pieces of furniture are signed by the best French cabinet makers of the 17th and 18th centuries. The library contains 20,000 books which chart the history of the invention of printing to the present day. Finally, the French gardens were designed and built by ten successive generations, between 1515 and 1780. They can be reached on foot or by train.Find out more
Visit to Attre Castle
The romantic Attre Castle is one of the most authentic witnesses of the 18th century in Picardy Wallonia. Louis XV in style, sculptures, trinkets and wallpapers seem to have survived the years without a scratch. The neoclassical decor, the Rocaille style furniture and the collections are original. Your guide will be happy to surprise you through his anecdotes. After visiting the castle, visit the 17-hectare English-style landscaped park characterised by the huge artificial rock built at the request of Marie-Christine and Albert of Saxe-Teschen, governors of the Netherlands. Today the castle belongs to the Meester family of Heyndonck. It is open to the public on certain occasions and during the tourist season.Find out more
Visit to Antoing Castle
Antoing Castle is the private residence of the princes of Ligne. It first belonged to Philip the Good before Charles the Bold and Maximilian of Austria, all three of whom resided in Antoing. This feudal castle overlooking the entire Scheldt valley is surrounded by 12th century fortified walls and its entrance is protected by a bolwerk (impressive fortified stronghold). In the 19th century, the castle was entirely rebuilt in a neo-gothic style. The area covers 72 ha. During the guided tour, you’ll have access to the bolwerk, the lapidary museum, the dungeons, the knights’ room, the bedroom and the top of the tower. The manor is therefore private and inaccessible.Find out more
Visit to Enghien Castle
It is the best visited by going on a romantic walk in the 180-ha (445-acre) park surrounding it, which in the 17th Century was considered to be the msot beautiful estate in Europe. First owned by the d'Arenbergs, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1806 and caught fire on the day of its inauguration. The present castle is Louis XVI in style and dates from 1930. It was built on the site of the former orangery at the request of Baron Empain. Two wings were added in 1926. The plans were drawn up by the architect Alexandre Marcel. Only the park may be visited.
Visit to Château des Comtes in Mouscron
It is the sole representative of monumental civil architecture prior to the 19th century on the territory. Four great noble families succeeded each other over six centuries. It houses the Centre Marcel Marlier, Draw Martine for me.
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