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Chateau de Modave, Modave

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
The Château of Modave, also known as the Château des Comtes de Marchin is a château near the village of Modave in the province of Liège, Belgium.HistoryThe oldest part of the building, the donjon, was built on a strategic rock high above the valley of the river Hoyoux. The oldest parts still visible today date probably from the 13th century and were erected by the lords of Modave. In the 16th century the castle and the estate of Modave became the property of the Haultepenne and de Saint-Fontaine families.In the next century Jean-Gaspard-Ferdinand de Marchin (1601–1673), a great military commander, acquired the castle and turned it from a medieval fortress into a luxury Baroque residence. His son Ferdinand de Marsin neglected the property and lived in France.Later owners were successively: Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, Elector of Cologne and Prince-Bishop of Liège (1682–1684); Cardinal William Egon of Furstenberg, and his heirs (1684–1706); Baron Arnold de Ville (1706–1772); and Anne-Léon, Duke of Montmorency, and his heirs (1772–1817). In the 19th century it was owned by the non-noble families of Lamarche, Braconier and Van Hoegaerden. Finally, the Compagnie Intercommunale Bruxelloise des Eaux ("Brussels Intercommunal Water Company") bought the property in March 1941, in order to protect the important water catchments in the park. The company still owns the château today and has been restoring it with great care. It is open for visitors from April until October and it is also used as a prestigious venue for concerts and receptions.
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  • This castle, located in a wonderful natural setting is beautifully furnished. We visit with audio guide, which leaves all the freedom to visit at your own pace.
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  • Very beautiful castle with ample parking. Upon entry you get a nice audio guide which tells you everything in the desired language. Everything is nice and clean and well maintained. A fun excursion if you're in the area.
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  • Special to visit, mainly because of the problem which the water was controlled around the place == very nice internal visit course
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  • No service pathetic! Waited an hour to get into our room after making a reservation. Off to a really bad start seems Ibis may be a better alternative.
  • Very nice place for a wedding, with a nice bathroom and a stage for the DJ. The possibility of brunch the next morning is perfect before a stroll in the forest.
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  • I loved
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  • Great for walks and gastronomic stay and enjoy the nature.
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  • good, but little research and quality of the dishes very uneven. average service.
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