- Architectural heritage
The Modave castle, listed as major cultural heritage of Wallonia, is well worth the detour. Built on a rocky hill in the province of Liège, it is said to date back to the Middle Ages.
Of the original part built in the middle ages, only remain the dungeon and a few architectural traits.
The castle was renovated between 1652 and 1673. Count Jean-Gaspard-Ferdinand de Marchin gave him this stunning classical facade, elegantly designed rooms and its pleasant garden.
Visiting the castle
There are 25 rooms to discover along the basement, ground and first floor, audio guide in hand (available in 8 languages). The visit concluded with the screening of a short movie.
Classic French gardens
The the gardens of the Modave castle , beautifully redesigned in the 19th century, are an absolute must see during your visit.
Access is free. The gardens are open to the public at the same opening times as the castle.
Do stop by the castle's reception desk to get a leaflet presenting the park, the natural reserve and the Condroz region. Visitors can enjoy a 7 km trail.
The Modave Castle estate
The castle's outbuilding has been renovated into a high-quality hotel and restaurant.
Do contact them should you wish to plan event there.
Eventa at the Modave Castle
Events are organised on site all year, either within the castle or in the park: exhibitions, guided tours, even special decorations for Christmas.
The full program can be found on the official website.
Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)
Closed on Mondays (except for public holidays and in July-August)
- Car parking
Access: E42/A15 Namur-Liège, exit 7. Follow Huy then Modave.