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Les Ruines Medievales de Poilvache

Chemin de Poilvache, Houx 5530, Belgium
+32 479 10 44 25
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Incredible views across the Meuse!

This is also the place where Hitler's forces crossed the Meuse first to inflict large-scale defeat... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2012
Francois S
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Dinant, Belgium
One of the biggest middle age castles in the area

There's really allot to see when visiting the ruins of Poilvache. You pay only €2 per person and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2011
ghinakatu
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Scandinavia, Europe
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Poilvache is the largest still existing medieval fortification in the Meuse Valley. Located at less than 5 km from Dinant, the site of Poilvache lies on a calcareous spur overlooking the river and the picturesque village of Houx. The 13-15 century walls and several towers protected the "Town" and the "Castle" of Poilvache (2,5Ha "intra muros")
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15 May 2012
“Incredible views across the Meuse!”
28 Jul 2011
“One of the biggest middle age castles in the area”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chemin de Poilvache, Houx 5530, Belgium
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+32 479 10 44 25
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

This is also the place where Hitler's forces crossed the Meuse first to inflict large-scale defeat to France! The medieveal castle offers locally brewd beer (quite strong) and explanations on what must have been a hard life in those days...

1  Thank Francois S
Reviewed 28 July 2011

There's really allot to see when visiting the ruins of Poilvache. You pay only €2 per person and you get a reading guide explaining everything about the ruins. I enjoyed visiting this attraction. Dogs allowed. Only toilet, no sink!

2  Thank ghinakatu
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