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Modave Castle and its exceptional gardens

  • Come and visit the Moldave castle, dating back to the XVIIth century
  • Modave Castle
  • Modave Castle
  • Classification officielle d'une attraction en Wallonie : 4 soleils
  • 365
  • 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.

 

Schedule

From 01 April to 15 November 2020.

April 1st to November 15th:

  • Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry at 17:00)
  • Closed on Monday (except for public holidays and in July/August)

Special events: guided tours, theatre, Christmas...

Price

Adults: 7 to 9€ Children: 0 to 4€. Group fees can be found on the official website. Entrance to the gardens is free during the castle's opening times.

Facilities

Equipement

  • Cafe
  • Car parking
  • Parking

Visites

German - EN - FR - NL

Additional information

Acces

Access: E42/A15 Namur-Liège, exit 7. Follow Huy then Modave.

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.