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Chateau de Franchimont, Theux

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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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  • 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 »
  • Great spot to visit when nearby. The entry fee is only 3,5€ and you get a geocache for free :-) Great views from the ruined towers too 
  • Very nice. You can drive by car to the door not just over the bridge. The price is certainly not redzn in order not to go in. Be sure to visit the kasematten. These are 18 m down. The last anything less and is also the largest.
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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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