Castle of the Princes of Chimay

Interesting
This Renaissance castle's bluish-grey limestone façade stands at the end of a vast esplanade. It has belonged to the Camarans since 1804, and in the drawing room there are portraits of Mme Tallien, who married François-Joseph de Camaran. The eldest son had the Rococo theatre built, a copy of Fontainebleau Theatre. The chapel, with surbased vaulting, contains banners of Louis XI, who seized the castle in 1447. Napoleonic mementoes are kept in a small living room.

Useful information

Address:

Grand-Place, 6460 Chimay

Phone:

+32 60 21 45 31

Price:

9 € (-11 years old 7 €)

Opening hours

3rd week Mar-mid Nov: tours (1hr) at 2.30pm and 3.45pm, extra tour at 11am Thu, Fri and Sat - closed Mon except Bank Hols and school hols

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