This mighty rectangular building, encircled by an enormous moat, was the centre of a nobleman’s estate which was first associated with Liège and...Read more
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The Château de Leignon was built between 1895 and 1900 by the architect Auguste Van Assche. It has a neo-Gothic appearance with some “military”...Read more
High on a broad rocky promontory above a meander of the river Lesse, the Château de Walzin has always captured the imagination.
Fernelmont castle-farm is a large quadrilateral surrounded by an imposing moat.
The only remaining original mediaeval building is...Read more
The former abbey at Floreffe stands on a rocky spur overlooking the Sambre valley.
In 1121, encouraged by St Norbert, a small community...Read more
The Château de Corroy is a 13th-century mediaeval lowland fortress.
It is a huge quadrilateral edifice with four corner towers and...Read more
A quadrilateral 16th-century building, whose south wing was demolished in 1769, the Château de Freÿr has some interesting features, such as the...Read more
Built between 1758 and 1786, outside the commons the château has a U-shaped floor-plan.
The body of the main living-quarters has...Read more
The fortress of Vêves dates largely from the 13th century.
Built as a pentagon with five circular towers, its enclosing wall follows...Read more
Mentioned as early as 1229, the former Hospice Saint-Gilles was, with the exception of its 16thcentury Gothic wing, rebuilt from 1667 to a U-shaped...Read more