Chateau de Bouillon, Bouillon

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Get a taste of medieval history at Chateau de Bouillon, a castle with origins dating back to 988. Enter by way of one of the three drawbridges, and then explore the castle while learning about its rich history. Don't forget to head down to the basement to see the dungeons and torture chambers. Finish off with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape by climbing the 16th-century tower. Check online for the times of the free falconry show, performed three times a day. You can park for free next to the castle. Using our custom trip planner, Bouillon attractions like Chateau de Bouillon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The fortress is really feeling the traveler in time. Especially, if at any time you can stay without the ubiquitous crowd of tourists. Everything is thought out and renovated. You can get literally every hole from the cellars to the top platform of the donjon. As a nice bonus in the fortress pass free submission (2 or 3 times a day) with birds of prey: owls, eagles, vultures.
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  • A beautiful castle where you can easily walk around 2 hours. There is also a show with birds of prey at different times. There is a car park near the entrance but that is what small as the pressure is.
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  • Several castles, this one is just beautiful! Everything is said...! Go there with your eyes closed!
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  • A truly amazing medieval style castle. The original castle, of one of the most important Crusader princes Godfrey of Bouillon, it has been well preserved over the years and has been very little modernized internally. With a small ticket price, you can walk for hours in the maze of rooms and dungeons within the castle, as well as, on the ramparts offering amazing view of the surrounding area. In addition to this, 3 times a day, there is a show with hunting birds (eagle, hawk, etc.) for free. During the rest of the time, the birds are in their own area still accessible for visitors. A must visit place for someone who enjoys medieval castles and history.
  • A very castle-y castle. We didn't have a guide or anything, but it was fun to wander through its many winding tunnels and staircases. The view from the top is incredible—as, incidentally, is the view of the castle looking up at it from town. Very much worth how out-of-the-way it is.
  • Went at night just after Christmas to a night walk around the castle. Got a torch and was led by a man in full armour as we toured the grounds. They were so accommodating - the two of us were the only English speakers in a group of about 30 but they still managed to find enough people that were bilingual so we could get the tour as well. They really went out of their way to include us which meant so much to me considering how much I love castles. The castle was also stunning, and one of the most well-fortified structures I've ever seen.
  • An historical castle in the middle of a great natural environment. Entrance is cheap and you can wander freely around and feel ancient history. I remove one star as the birds of prey located at the castle have very little freedom.
  • Very great castle with lots to explore. Major walks in the castle itself. Watch your head! Nice photo opportunities. Nice eagle and birds show. Definitely worth a visit!

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