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Chateau de Bouillon

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Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
+32 61 46 82 73
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Very beautiful

Very beautiful, you get a nice view and can see different stages of the castle. Also the bird show... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laurens_Deneve
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Aalter, Belgium
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This is a must if you stay at Bouillon.

Super adventure during our stay at Hotel Panorama. Even were treated to a free bird of prey show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob M
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Jacksonville, Florida
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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 Bouillon. The Castle was used for military purposes until 1830. From the top of the main tower, you can admire a wonderful view on the Semois river and its meanders. Included in the visit : falconry show and permanent didactic exhibition. Also included : permanent exhibition "Scriptura", the history of writing from the Middel Ages until the XXst century.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful, you get a nice view and can see different stages of the castle. Also the bird show is very nice wirh a huge sea eagle

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super adventure during our stay at Hotel Panorama. Even were treated to a free bird of prey show. Although it was in French, it was fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a construction that old, it is impressive to see how much it was thought through and complex. The location was strategically chosen. Inside there are multiple passageways to various areas of the castle. From defending outlooks to powder rooms (gun powder that is!) even...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this castle is an amazing place, well preserved and a lot to see. I read some reviews saying the place is dated and need new things.I don't think so, went there for the history of the place if I want something more high-tech I would...More

Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is huge and is kept intact in most areas. The views from the top are breathtaking. Cost was only 10 Euro for a self guided tour Some areas of the Castle tend to be a little chilly so bring a sweater.. Parking was...More

Thank L M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sure, there are lots of castles one can visit, but this one simply oozes history and is quite interesting to visit owing to its long and varied history. Seeing the spot where Godfrey prepared for the first Crusade is quite interesting and educational. You can...More

Thank MarkMM55
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A must for history lovers, the castle overlooks the surroundings, meander of the Semois, wide view, also interesting for geography

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 1300 and had the castle to ourselves for most of our visit. Didn't bother with an audio tour just followed the numbers - vaguely! This castle has not been National Trustified and is pretty much unmucked about ( the newer additions have gone!)...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

From 1082 that Bouillon Castle is situated in a rocky speer of land within a sharp bent of the Semois river. This castle offers not only a good external view as well as internal. Have visited 3 times during last number of years, and I'm...More

Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This place is steeped in history, some over 1,000 years old and some more recent. The paper guide book or the audio guide will really help bring this to life and I'd highly recommend them. The paper guide gives you just the right amount of...More

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Lauravsharp
14 July 2017|
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Response from Chris K | 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
11 January 2015|
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Response from Alessandro006 | Reviewed this property |
con l'auto, passando da lige e percorrendo l'autostrada che porta a Lussemburgo
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