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Chateau de Chimay, Chimay

4.3
#7 of 18 in Historic Sites in Hainaut Province
Castle Tourist Spot
With a history dating back a thousand years, Chateau de Chimay remains a major reminder of Europe's tumultuous past. Damaged, modified, and renovated over the centuries, this stone structure served as the stronghold for local princes, dukes, and counts, who ruled the principality of Chimay from the 15th century. You can explore on a self-guided tour, using your mobile device to access audio/video information about the site, or watch a 3D film about the castle's history and cultural significance to this area. Check the website for opening hours, or call in advance to schedule a group tour. Make Chateau de Chimay a part of your Chimay vacation plans using our Chimay tourist route planner.
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4.5
  • This is a charming Chateau situated in the centre of the town of Chimay. It is still the family home of the dowager Princess Elisabeth and her son Prince Philippe of Chimay. The Chateau has a fascinat...  more »
  • The Chimay castle is nested at the very heart of the small town. It is still inhabited by the owning family but has been cleverly open to visitors. The entrence fee is steep, 9,00€ but you get an iPad...  more »
  • We where a bit dissapointed by the village of Chimay. The chateau was nothing special too. When we wanted to visit it this first sunday of april; it was already closed at 15:00 hrs.. Wish we stayed lo...  more »
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  • Very nice Castle. Fantastic and super friendly staff. If you're lucky, you might meet some members of the royal family. And the interactive tour (iPad) is original but done very well. We also loved the theatre!
  • Visited Chimay Chateau some 6 years ago and Had a Wonderful Guided tour by Princess Elizabeth . With such an intimate knowledge of the Chateau and its history I think we were given quite a few personal insights that are rarely passed on especially regarding the Shroud of Turin A totally Brilliant visit
  • This is the €9,- worth, iPad-tour with augmented reality-features, a 3D-film in a lovely theatre. The owners really make you feel at home in their château. It has an interesting history which is explained in the tour and nice film. All in all, a must see when you're in the neighborhood.
  • A place full of poetry. An incredible visit... and a real experience when, inside the Castle, you cross the Princess who shares his memories with you. The Castle Theatre is also a splendid place. A real jewel. During the visits, you will see a 3D movie. Many concerts are often held in this theatre, the soul of the Castle.
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  • beautifully renovated, the tour is interesting, if you're lucky it is possible at the end of a corridor to meet the Princess
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