Presentation of the castle

The fortified castle of Bouillon, the oldest remnant of feudalism in Belgium.

Visit one of the largest fortified castles in Belgium and go on a journey through more than 1,000 years of history !

The fortified castle of Bouillon, situated on three rocky peaks overlooking the Semois River and the town, is considered the oldest and most interesting relic of feudalism in Belgium with its maze of corridors and immense vaulted rooms.

The origins of the first fortifications date back to the 8th century.

The castle was immortalised by Godfrey, leader of the First Crusade (1096) and protector of the Holy Sepulchre, who sold it to the Archbishopric of Liège to finance his expedition to the Holy Land.

Finally, during the wars of Louis XIV, the castle underwent major development work by Vauban and was under military occupation until 1830.

Remarks :      
Due to the presence of the birds of prey in the main court, dogs and other pets are not allowed in the castle !!!

The presence of drones is forbidden in and around the castle !!!