• Attractions
  • Châteaux
  • Park (castles)
  • Park/garden
  • 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.

 

History

Standing high on a rocky crag overlooking the Hoyoux River the castle was first mentioned in 1233 as a small fortress defending the town of Huy. The current chateau was built in the late 17th century by the Count of Marchin, with two distinctive towers, mansard roof and classical façade which transformed the fortress into an elegant country house. T

he relatively unadorned exterior though belies the extraordinary richness of the twenty highly decorated rooms of the living quarters of the castle, where elaborate stucco ceilings, large Brussels tapestries and carved panelling hung with period paintings create an ambiance of unrestrained opulence.

The castle is set at the heart of a 450-hectare nature reserve which can be viewed from the recently restored terrace overlooking the river. Today it belongs to Vivaqua, a company which manages the extensive number of springs and wells in the park and which is restoring the chateau to its former glory.

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. Don't miss the gorgeous rose bushes!

 Access is free. The gardens are open to the public at the same opening times as the castle.

 

COVID-19 : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia, starting November 1st, 2021.  Infos
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MODAVE CASTLE

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- 2€ on the price of an individual adult ticket
Validity date: from 01-01-2021 au 31-12-2021
  • Offer valid throughout 2021
  • 7€ instead of 9€
  • Valid for 2 persons max per voucher.
  • Cannot be combined with any other ongoing promotion or offer
  • This voucher must be printed and given to the ticket office on arrival
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Cafe - Car parking - Parking - Motor Home parking

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Guide available/groups - German - EN - FR - NL

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