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“Great welcome, remarkable residence and beautiful gardens - A must see!”

Jehay-Bodegnee Castle
Ranked #25 of 93 things to do in Liege
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Belgium
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great welcome, remarkable residence and beautiful gardens - A must see!”
Reviewed October 25, 2010

As a Belgium local tour guide I recently got a request from 2 american ladies for a "castle tour". They were very much interested by a visit to the castle of Jehay. However, the "season" was off and the castle was only open for groups upon reservation at this time of the year. I still sent an email to Jehay and explained these 2 ladies came all the way from Maryland to visit the beautiful Ardennes region. So they opened the castle on a Sunday morning just only for the 3 of us! It was fantastic; nobody in the gardens, no one in the castle, a beautiful sunny day .... The castle is a unique example of local Renaissance style from the 16th century. It houses splendid collections of furniture, silver and gold plate, lace, china and tapestry. The wonderful chequered façade is a mixture of white and grey stones, unique in Europe. When you cross the moats, you access the wonderful gardens including paths, arbours and fountains waterfalls and fantastic sculptures (nymphs). An absolute must!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Super cool little castle”
Reviewed June 15, 2005

Tucked into the countryside outside of Liege is this little castle complete with moat and ancient graveyard behind the chapel. Unique black and white stonework adorne the outside walls. The recently deceased lord was an artist with very bizarre taste which is reflected in his bronze statues around the courtyard of nudes with insects (I did mention bizarre didn't I?). A good hour is enough but worth the jaunt out of town.

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