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The Château de Franchimont: a gem of the Walloon cultural heritage

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  • Châteaux
  • Architectural heritage
  • Guided tour and discovery

The Château de Franchimont is an 11th-century medieval fortress, built on a rocky peak dominating three valleys north of the Ardennes, about 8 km from Spa.

Visitors can learn about this incredible piece of Walloon history by listening to the audio guide. Guided tours and medieval themed animations are organised throughout the year.

The museum of the Château de Franchimont

A museum and a screening room, nestled in the basement of the welcome centre, will help you travel back in time to explore the story of the castle. History lovers will particularly appreciate the galleries featuring objects found during archaeological excavations. Some pieces give interesting insights, the evolution of china dishes for example.

The history of the castle

The current remains of this ancient stronghold of the former principality of Liège bear witness to a spectacular medieval fortified castle adjusted at the start of modern times. The 11-12th century castle is at the heart of the fortress, encircled by a large wall featuring artillery dating back to the early 16th century.

The building is a rare example of the evolution of defence systems during the Renaissance, its blockhouses and their underground entrances being the star attractions of the visit. You can learn more about this gem of the Walloon heritage through an interactive visit with an audio guide.

Schedule

From 01 April to 29 December 2019.

May 01st to September 30th: every day between 10 am and 6 pm

April to October: weekends from 11 am to 5 pm

Easter and All Saints holidays: every day from 11 am to 5 pm

The rest of the year, guided tours by appointment

Price

Individual

€ 4
€ 2.5
€ 3.5
€ 3.5

Group

€ 3.5
€ 2
Free for children under 4. Audio guide: 1.50€

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration1:30
Maximum duration3:00

Facilities

Services

  • Audioguide
  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking

Visites

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