Did you know Belgium hides a wealth of castles? Wallonia alone counts 1,500. Open to the public, they share their story and that of their region with visitors. Discover them through walks in the countryside, historical visits and fascinating events.
Castles for all tastes
Wallonia’s magnificent castles offer a wide palette of architecture. Some were built to defend a village, a location or control strategic rivers and roads. They usually stand on a plain or on top of rocky outcrop. Others were designed for leisure or a combination of both.
A fantastic range of offers and activities
At the Château de Seneffe, visitors can admire one of the largest silversmith collections in the country, set within movie scenes worthy of decor.
Set foot in the elegant Château de Modave, which inspired the one in Versailles.
In Bouillon, stands the oldest feudal one, famous for its birds of prey demonstrations.
The Château de Vêves, which seems to belong in a fairy tale, invites children to dress up as knights and princesses during their tour of the castle.
Don’t forget the Château de Chimay, which has an escape room. While the castle in Bioul is proud of its own vineyards.
Storming the fortresses of Wallonia
Check out our 13 castle routes and itineraries in the south of Belgium: some of these majestic châteaux are by a river, others on a plain or perched on top of steep cliffs. We’ll tell you all their secrets.
These peaceful strolls allow you to appreciate each detail of their architecture and time to dream about how life would have been there centuries ago…
© WBT - David Samyn
Road trip, anyone?
Perfect to cover more ground, see the widest palettes of castles and enjoy a full immersion in this fascinating heritage: simply download our road books and start planning.
© FTPN - Christian Genard
Fun cycling around
This an excellent option to enjoy the countryside, and wind in your hair and yes, we have the perfect itineraries for you!
© WBT - Denis Erroyaux
Enjoy the castle life for a while
Some of our castles offer the opportunity to stay for the night. Their comfy, modern rooms prove perfect to relax and let the magic last a little longer.
Immerse yourself fully in the experience, make the most of the gardens, parks and countryside they are set in, try the local specialities and sleep like royalty – we guarantee your holiday will be quite memorable.
Events making the castles come to life
Theatre plays, medieval fairs, exhibitions, Christmas market… each shows a different facette of our amazing castles and an excuse to visit them again and again!