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Chateau de Chimay

Rue du Chateau 14, Chimay 6460, Belgium
+32 60 21 45 31
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Charming Chateau still inhabited by the Dowager Princess and her son's family

This is a charming Chateau situated in the centre of the town of Chimay. It is still the family... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Andreyevich
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London
New way to visit a castle

The Chimay castle is nested at the very heart of the small town. It is still inhabited by the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Cimmerianbloke
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Overijse, Belgium
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Dating back over one thousand years, Chimay Castle has been the stage of many major events in European history. The 23 counts, princes and dukes who have reigned over the Principality without disruption since 1437 were often major players in these conflicts. You can enjoy visiting the Castle and meeting with its past and present inhabitants thanks to a new, interactive multimedia tour and exciting 3D show. Other delights include a programme ofmusical events, held at the Castle Theatre.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“family home” (3 reviews)
“her son” (2 reviews)
“own pace” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue du Chateau 14, Chimay 6460, Belgium
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+32 60 21 45 31
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a charming Chateau situated in the centre of the town of Chimay. It is still the family home of the dowager Princess Elisabeth and her son Prince Philippe of Chimay. The Chateau has a fascinating and turbulent history dating back to the middle...More

1  Thank Andreyevich
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Chimay castle is nested at the very heart of the small town. It is still inhabited by the owning family but has been cleverly open to visitors. The entrence fee is steep, 9,00€ but you get an iPad style tablet to get information on...More

Thank Cimmerianbloke
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We where a bit dissapointed by the village of Chimay. The chateau was nothing special too. When we wanted to visit it this first sunday of april; it was already closed at 15:00 hrs.. Wish we stayed longer in France this day.More

Thank stan1964
De Chimay C, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Sir, We thank you for your comment and we are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. On the first week-end of April, the castle was indeed closed to visitors. This exceptional closure was mentioned on our website but we totally understand your disappointment. Hope to...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a small Chateau in Chimay. It's well maintained and has some interesting history. Tour doesn't take too long - about an hour. Note that the guided tours are French, although other languages are available through an iPad.More

Thank ndclzd
De Chimay C, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Sir, Madam, We thank you for your comment on the Château de Chimay. Indeed, visitors can enjoy a guided tour in 4 languages (French, Dutch, English and German). Visitors will soon enjoy all the possibilities of these tablets! Hope to see you again during one...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited but he highlight was actually spending time with the 90 year old princess (she was not part of the tour, but we stopped to talk to her outside). Lovely graceful who was grateful that two Australians sought her out for conversation

1  Thank Frenchypa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The chateau is still a family home, and the interior is gorgeous. Several rooms are open to the public, including a theatre where visitors can see an informative (if corny) 3-D video about its history. The Princess Elisabeth was there during our visit, welcoming visitors...More

1  Thank Susy_Traveler
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Visited castle guides on tablets to allow you to investigate at your own pace. A video covers a brief history. We were very fortunate to see and talk to princess Elisabeth. She speaks excellent English an has an amazing sense of humour. An amazing building...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a great chateau tour. The iPad makes it informative for those of us who have no prior knowledge of this area or the families who live here. The 3D theater presentation was fun. We were selected to sit in the VIP box.

Thank chawinflut
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Although small this chateau is in the town of Chimay and extremely well organised. It has been well thought-out with i-Pads to use that can orientate to wherever you point them in the room. There is an excellent film show in the castle theatre at...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is the €9,- worth, iPad-tour with augmented reality-features, a 3D-film in a lovely theatre. The owners really make you feel at home in their château. It has an interesting history which is explained in the tour and nice film. All in all, a must...More

Thank ClaudiaBliss
Anne-Sophie G, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2015

Dear Madam, We thank you for your comment on the Château de Chimay! Indeed everyone gets an iPad for the visit of the Castle to learn more about the Princes living there. Thank your again!

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