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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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  • We have 2 nights stayed in a family room. Spacious room, good beds and spacious bathroom. Very nice domain.
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  • I went through my 365 card several times to visit this castle and it is a beauty and a history! Furniture, chandeliers, carpets, chimneys all is very well preserved! The Castle and gardens worth the visit.
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  • Although it lacks a few furnished rooms, the tour is interesting and well put in value the richness of our heritage.
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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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  • Via google Ardennes day trip found is beyond expectations and better than expected. We have not visited the domain we are driving in the driveway and have free valet parking. The restaurant was for our purposes too pricey. The tour by the castle was more than worth it. You walk through rooms where time has stood still. To the menu cards from then.
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  • A majestueu place.
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