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Chateau de Bouillon

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One of the most impressive remains of feudalism in Europe and the oldest feudal vestige in Belgium. Its origins go back to the 8th century. It is a key account for the medieval architecture and is famous for the 1st crusade, lead by Godfrey of...more
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Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
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All reviews audio guide birds of prey medieval castle bird show semois river well worth a visit car park falconry display great castle nooks and crannies entrance fee nice view great place to visit torture room main courtyard picturesque town own pace
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Have a walk along the river or up to the castle: the view is well worth it, the village is lovely and food is great. nice to spend a sunny sunday around the nature

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited the chateau with our two kids. This is place is very well suited for children, they experience it as a big adventure. The castle itself is quite big so make sure you have good walking shoes. You can park right in front of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This castle is really worth visiting. It's a great place to explore with lots of tunnels etc. It was definitely worth getting the English language guidebook. We didn't bother with an audio guide and didn't need it as the English guidebook had a good map...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MeldrewVictor
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We read about the castle and so visited it in September. There is a car park at the top just outside the entrance. There is an audio guide available in 4 languages. The castle was amazing some of it built into the rock. Wear sensible...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Typical medieval castle in the middle of Belgian nowhere that we visited on a rainy Sunday. Even though the weather was not friendly at all and it was pouring heavily we enjoyed very much strolling through this magic place. We spent 2 hours discovering narrow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BorisBru
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This was such a great place to visit. Be careful if you are driving to the castle though, some roads are very narrow to navigate. The entry prices were very reasonable and all throughout the castle and grounds were points of interest. There's one particular...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

There's a good show with owls and eagles. Beautiful castle with a great view of Bouillon. It's possible to get there with the car.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This chteau is situated above Bouillon.In order to get there one should climb with the car to the chateau parking area and the proceed to the entrance. The entrance fee was 6.5 Euro to a senior citizen and 5 Euro to a student. Othrewise it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank אלכס א
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a fascinating castle with lots of underground passages and interesting features. Reasonable pricing with written guides in English 1.5€, and audio at 2€. Falconry demonstrations at leadtb3 times per day starting at 11.30 are really good, although not in English, you’ll get the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Kath M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The castle of Bouillon is a great place to visit if you are a lover of history. Perched on a hill-ridge and overlooking the small city of Bouilllon it is a well maintained fortress which has many parts to discover. It is advisable to visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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flobell
August 12, 2018|
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Response from MarkMM55 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for certain, but since it is an outside show, I doubt they would perform in bad weather.
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Lauravsharp
July 14, 2017|
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Response from ChrisK679 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is worth the stop. Quaint little village. and you can walk around parts of the castle on the outside. The town looks like a postcard. We were also just looking for a place to stop and I was glad we stopped.
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melovechups
January 11, 2015|
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con l'auto, passando da lige e percorrendo l'autostrada che porta a Lussemburgo
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Paul L
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Advice on base to see Brussels, Brugge, Ghent, etc. (0 Replies)
Hi, We have a family of 3 and will have 3 nights near Brussels to explore the area by car/ train and then drive down to Luxembourg and further to The Netherlands. We can rent apartment in Vilvoorde or Brugge. Brugge is probably more charming place to stay, but Vilvoorde seems to be located better to explore the region and also closer to Luxembourg, so we'll have more time to make couple of stops on the way down. Also is it realistic to stop in Dinant to see the Citadel, possibly Chateau...More
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This April, my husband and I will be picking up a rental car after a few nights in Bruges to drive to Dinant. We plan to stop at Hallerbos Forest to see the bluebells if they’re blooming. We also plan to stop at Kasteel van Beersel and Villers Abbey before arriving in Dinant. We have one full day to explore in this area. We are considering a trip to Chateau de Bouillon and Orval Abbey. The next day we are considering visiting either Durbuy or Bokrijk before dropping our car off in...More
March 12, 2018|
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Durbuy is a tourist honey trap and not much more genuine than Disneyland, trying to give the impression that it lies in the Ardenne which it doesn't. Hardly anyone actually lives there.