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Castle Veves, Houyet

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The Castle of Vêves occupies a rocky platform just outside the village of Celles, in the province of Namur, Belgium. It is classified as Major Heritage of Wallonia. According to tradition, the site has been occupied by castles since the time of Pippin of Herstal (7th century). In the later Middle Ages, the area fell under control of the Beaufort family, which oversaw the construction of a stronghold here in about 1230.The present castle, in the form of an irregular pentagon and flanked by six round towers of varying size, dates largely from around 1410. Successive restorations modified especially the walls of the inner courtyard, one of which is lined with a distinctive half-timbered gallery of two levels, and another of which was given a red brick facade in the Louis XV style. The northern frontage is crowned with a small cupola containing a clock.
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  • Very disappointed, it is written that it is open until 17: 00 and when we arrived at 15:30 more nothing is open, we did nothing rrrrrrrrr road...
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  • This castle is in my opinion not unique enough to specifically for this Castle a day trip to plan. You're also rapidly around & the Interior can here some restoration/& helpful. Ideal to combine with another activity in the neighborhood such as walk in Parc de Furfooz.
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  • Beautiful restored castle with a perfect furniture that the Castle experience even more vivid. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Très bel endroit
  • A beautiful castle in good condition. The tour through takes about an hour and includes historical furniture and photo's of several of the family members. Dress up clothes for children are provided free of charge.
  • Sorry, never again ... such unkind people there. And the meal was absolutely bad !
  • History during the French Revolution, the count of Liedekerke Beaufort is kicked out of his family Castle of Vévés. He takes refuge in a farm near those. As soon as the Revolution lost his breath, cheered them, descendants of the count, transformed the farm into a castle with the help of the English architect Edward Milner. It is the french architect Pelchner who built the central tower in 1903 and finished the work in 1907. It will then, the summer residence of the Liedekerke Beaufort family...; and are descending destroyed the Castle en2016, which saved them... YES a MADNESS of his great mercy as said her daughter saved yet ca family
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  • The castle of Noisy was much more majestic. Vévés n is nothing.
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