Official classification of an attraction in Wallonia - 2 suns
  • Attractions
  • Châteaux
  • Museum or Interpretation Centre
  • Architectural heritage

Dominating the small town of Bouillon, the chateau lies high on a ridge overlooking the town and the River Semois, the castle is a remarkable monument in the province of Luxembourg, retracing almost a thousand years of history and military architecture.

The castle's history

Constructed in the 10th century on a strategic crossroads between Reims, Liège and Aix-la-Chapelle, the chateau was in the 18th century radically rebuilt by Louis XIV’s military genius Vauban and is now considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Belgium. Today visitors can explore the extraordinary maze of tunnels and passageways leading through dark dungeons to lofty battlements, towers and embattlements with vertiginous views over the river below. The chambers of the fortress are lined with weaponry dating back to the 16th century and there is an intriguing explanation of how the chateau could survive a lengthy siege, with a long tunnel stretching down to a well 30 metres below which also served as a secret supply of foodstuffs smuggled in from the river.

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Combined visits

The Bouillon City Pass gives you access to the castle, Archeoscope, and Ducal Museum.

Visitors with specific needs

The castle of Bouillon is part of the sites certified by the official label Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.

You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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Equipement

Access for PRM (autodeclared) - Car parking - Motor Home parking - Parking

Visites

Audioguide/mobile app/tablet

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