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The Castle of Bouillon: a medieval gem in Wallonia

  • Watch a falconry demonstration at the Bouillon castle
  • The Bouillon Castle, falconry demonstrations and exhibitions
  • The Bouillon Castle, falconry demonstrations and exhibitions
  • The Bouillon Castle, falconry demonstrations and exhibitions
  • Châteaux
  • 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.

Visitors with specific needs
The castle of Bouillon is part of the sites certified by the official label Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.

Schedule

From 01 January to 31 December 2018.

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.

Price

Individual

€ 7
€ 5
€ 6.5
€ 5

Group

€ 6.5
€ 4.3
Souvenir guide book: 1.50 € Available in Dutch, English, French, German and Japanese. Audio guide: 2 €. Guided tours: for groups only, 20 persons min. For more details about entry fees, check the castle's website.

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration1:30

Facilities

Services

  • Audioguide
  • Educational service
  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Visites

FR - EN - German - NL
Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

Additional information

Parking busYes
Secure ParkingYes
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.