The pillory in Braine-le-Château, topped with a lantern, is exceptional

  • Monument

This pillory, listed a historical monument in 1936, is quite unique in Europe: made in a gothic style in Belgian blue stone, almost 500 years old, impressive in size, it's also the only one to be topped with a lantern.

A criminal punishment

The pillory was used by the High Court of Justice to publicly expose those condemned of a crime in the old regime. Maximilien de Hornes, the local lord, ordered it to be built in 1521 on the main square of the village as a symbol of power. It will soon be renovated.


Guided tours via "Le petit tour": adults 5€, less than 18 y.o. 3€, article 27: 1€. Groups (10 persons min.)

Information on the walk


Minimum duration0:10
Maximum duration2:30



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