Castle Veves, Houyet

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#9 of 20 in Historic Sites in Namur Province
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 . 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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  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful castle in a beautiful green area. Aesthetically superb it is also interesting to visit (except perhaps for jaded Americans unable to find the entrance and find the numbering inside. Maybe a bit of culture would avoid comparing castles: broth n is not Versailles). A scavenger hunt helps enliven the visit and children can dress up. There is a refreshment bar near the parking lot and possibility to pay to the inside of the Castle.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The castle of Ussé has inspired Charles Perrault for the fairy tale sleeping beauty and Walt Disney has visited Neuschwanstein Castle for the construction of his first amusement park as the inspiration for the sleeping beauty Castle. What the link is between the castle of Vêves and sleeping beauty is still not entirely clear. The real strengths of this castle are the 5 peperbus towers, the half-timbered Gallery and the charming living areas. Already 8 centuries inhabited by the same family and well maintained. In contrast to the 20th century castle of Noisy, of which the ruins from the castle of Vêves to see. I was the only visitor on a Saturday morning between 10 and 11. Too bad, this castle castle deserves more attention.
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  • July 27, 2017
    What a nice surprise! Such a nicely restored castle with lots of interesting exhibits inside. It is privately held, but one can visit probably half of the castle, which is furnished with various fitti...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Very rich in culture and history, well kept, receptionist could speak English. Beautiful nature surrounding the castle. Narrow road leading up to the castle. Good hiking trails surrounding the city.
  • July 20, 2016
    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.
  • April 1, 2017
    What a beautiful castle... Loved it...
  • November 1, 2016
    Sorry, never again ... such unkind people there. And the meal was absolutely bad !
  • June 15, 2017
    可以開放的時間有點少...XD 好想跟小朋友一起進去參觀喔! #台灣熊生活部落 twbear.cc #熊愛旅行 #台灣熊 #荷比自駕之旅

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