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Chateau de Bouillon

Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
+32 61 46 82 73
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Picturesque town and excellent castle self-tour!

Our family of four (children ages 10 and 12) absolutely loved our experience at Chateau Boullion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle I
Not much to see if you have done the tourist castles...

Nice big old castle on the hill with easy access yet not many artifacts in the castle to see. Views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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“birds of prey” (24 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Espl. Godefroid de Bouillon 1, Bouillon 6830, Belgium
+32 61 46 82 73
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four (children ages 10 and 12) absolutely loved our experience at Chateau Boullion. We chose to do a self-directed tour with a guide book (best 1.50 EUR we could have spent!) which was perfect. We went at our own pace and learned...More

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice big old castle on the hill with easy access yet not many artifacts in the castle to see. Views of the town from above is great and be prepared for lots of steps to climb. Still worth the visit and not to expensive.

Thank JokerNev
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chateau itself is nice, as is the show with birds of prey, highly recommended. But the displays are dated, the puppets very unlifelike and many descriptions are in French only. Could do with a major update, it attracts enough people.

Thank Jer0en_P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a really huge castle high above the pretty riverside town of Bouillon. It is large. The audio guide for €2.50 is well worth it. You can choose the language. Or get the €1.50 little pamphlet guide book. At several times in the day...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a good insight into the history of the castle on the standard tour; and the falconry display is well-presented (French and Flemish only). Interesting 'history of wtriting' is probably more aimed at visiting school parties, but I wouldn't otherwise have found out about...More

1  Thank bikenick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fully working fortress, good for history buffs, a perfect opportunity for kids to run around and learn at the same time. Alas, the falconry show was off, for the reasons I did not quite understand - Bird Union on strike? But a wonderful time...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place, beautiful view on the Semois and surrendering. Pleasant spectacle/falconry show. A must to visit in Bouillon

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went there off-season, and it was very quit. There was still a bird show though. We took the audio guide which explains everything very good. the tour takes about 2h and the bird show about another 1/2h. Great castle! Parking in front of the...More

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Unlike many castles in Europe, the castle in Bouillon was not built as a show-off house for some wealthy nobility. It is much older and truly functioned to control a centuries old trade route. This means that it is not a museum of someone's wealth,...More

1  Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 24 May 2017

When you visit the a bit "hidden away" village of Bouillon, you of course have to vivit the castle, telling the story of Godefroy the knight, the protector of the village bak in the middle age. A really nice place and a fantastic overview of...More

Thank Johnny O
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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.
11 January 2015|
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Route: 153.7 km, 1 hr 42 min My Notes Type your route notes here (up to 120 characters). A Brussels, Belgium A–B: 153.7 km 1 hr 42 min 1. Depart Jacques de Lalaingstraat / Rue Jacques de Lalaing toward Rue de Toulouse... More