- Architectural heritage
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, the Bouillon castle is considered one of the oldest and most impressive feudal buildings in Belgium.
Do not miss the falconry demonstrations, taking place every day from March 01 to November 11. Two exhibitions are included with your entry fee - one presents the birds of prey, the other "Scriptura", how writing has evolved from the Middle Ages till now.
You can combine your visit with the nearby Archéoscope Godefroid de Bouillon and Ducal Museum.
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.
In January, open at the weekend only. The rest of the year, open every day.
Falconry demonstrations every day between March 01 and November 11.
More information on the opening times on the castle's website.
- Educational service
- Visitor guide for groups
- Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
- Guide available/groups
- Car parking