The château

Description

Standing on foundations probably of great antiquity, the château is organised around a quadrangular courtyard. The
castle used to be surrounded by a moat, which was filled in at the end of the 19th century. To the north was a large farmhouse with outbuildings, which was demolished
in 1926.

After the Second World War, the square tower was stripped of its neo-Gothic ornamentation, and an additional floor and cumbersome roof were removed from the south façade.

Three towers in bluestone impart additional height to the structure. The two cylindrical and symmetrical towers with three floors are counterbalanced by a powerful square
tower of four floors.

Fifteen notable trees located in the castle grounds are listed in the Belgian national tree inventory. This is impressive enough given the size of the grounds, but what
is more, these fifteen trees include three which are classified as two-star specimens, meaning that they are ‘Belgian champions’:
1. a Tilia platyphyllos (large-leaved lime).
2. a Fagus (beech)
3. an Ulmus (elm) with a girth of

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The château can be discovered in the following trails...
4.70
Km
La Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert

Randonnées de la Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert

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09/04/2018 12:37
Updated on
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