- Architectural heritage
- Museum & discovery
Built on three rock pitons overlooking the Semois river, the Bouillon Castle is a remarkable monument in the province of Luxembourg, retracing almost a thousand years of history and military architecture.
With its stunning vaulted rooms, this fortress is considered one of the oldest and most impressive feudal buildings in Belgium. Its maze of underground galleries and vaulted rooms are home to... a cheese cellar.
Do not miss the falconry demonstrations, for a full medieval atmosphere.
The castle's history
This fortified building, which is said to date back to the VIIIth century, was made famous by Godefroid, leader of the first crusade (1096) and Advocate of the Holy Sepulchre. It was used as a military base until 1830 and was later reworked by Vauban, Louis XIV's famous architect, to be fitted with heavy artillery for the wars to come.
You can combine your visit with the nearby Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon and Ducal Museum.
The castle's cheese cellar
Here is where the œillet du château, an exceptional hard cheese made by The Bergerie d'Acremont, a sheephold with Belgian ewes and so much more and which recipe dates from the Middle Ages, is aged. Visitors can buy this delicacy at the Bergerie d'Acremont and in deli shops in Bouillon.
Open throughout the year, except for December 25th and January (the castle will only be open between January 2-7, 2019 and at weekends)
Details on opening times and combined tickets can be found on the official website.
Information on the walk
- Educational service
- Visitor guide for groups
- Car parking