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Chateau de Franchimont, Theux

(4.2/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
Franchimont Castle is a medieval castle in the municipality of Theux, province of Liège, Belgium. It sits at the western end of a small hill overlooking the village of Franchimont.It is thought to have originally been built in the 11th century, as a stronghold of the Principality of Liège. The original building was extended several times during the Middle Ages, once after a fire in 1387.In 1487 the castle was besieged, and around the same period the La Marck family took ownership of it. In the early 16th century the outer wall was built, with casemates and an artillery tower added.Today the castle is owned by the town of Theux and is open to the public. The artillery tower at the north-east corner contains a small exhibition and the ticket office.
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TripAdvisor
  • if you are in the area and want something to do to pass away a sunday then this is a good place to visit especially if you enjoy walking  more »
  • superb castle ruins, a work of titans to maintain it, bring it back to life. A warm welcome, a clever mix of rustic and modern which harmonize perfectly. Access to the casemates is far from easy, and unfortunately the people with reduced mobility will struggle to discover this jewel of our past. A good idea to walk in our Ardennes with the Sun, preferably
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  • When driving by or staying nearby this area it's really worth the visit. It's an old ruin of a castle with an guided tour (possibility for audio guide). Cool history and even the possibility to go 18 ...  more »
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  • This place has a rich history. I recommend that you should visit and experience the tranquillity of the place
  • Beautiful castle, the view is great! Totally worth the price
  • Great little castle
  • My daughter has spent there a very happy birthday to a friend from school
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  • Very beautiful medieval castle!
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