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Chateau de Modave, Modave

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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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  • Two nights to end holiday. No breakfast, which we found very expensive-15 € PP Rooms clean and good beds. WiFi not very well. Very disturbing is the cleaning crew that the second morning with a lot of noise about the course. And that from 06:00 bit of a shame.
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  • The exterior of the Castle and especially the grounds are nice but not special; the real gem is the majestic Interior, nice, fully furnished in style, full of details that make the visit not to be missed. excellent audio guide available in 8 languages
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  • What happiness, a masterpiece this castle on the heights of HUY its history, its rooms to dining and prestigious porcelain service. Its large number of rooms d "era and up to the 1st floor a unique luster of 350 kg overlooks the ground floor." A location second to none. A superb restoration as a whole, must see.
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  • Interesting audio guided tour, beautyfull castle and a quite environnement ideal for a destressing walk.
  • A very pretty castle, well preserved, it worth to visit
  • Beautiful castle with lots of beautiful rooms, everything is explained by the digital pen where you should touch upon the Board in every room
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  • Beautiful place in all seasons. Eat, rest, visit, or even walk you can do everything. Add day to themes such as for example; the feast of Apple and why not a day you married in this beautiful place.
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  • Beautiful castle, but audio tour is wordy. With children, I'd rather go to a dress up Castle. No catering available, only in addition located hotel. Duly to the price.
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