Château de Franchimont

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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.

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.

Practical information

The audio guide (1.50 €) is available in Dutch, English, French and German.

Duration: with an audio guide, between 90 minutes and 3 hours.

Guided tours available on request all year round.

Free for children under 4



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€ 3



  • Restaurant
  • Audioguide
  • Visitor guide for groups
  • Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
  • Guide available/groups
  • EN
  • FR
  • German
  • NL


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


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

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.