Castle of Modave

Castle of Modave

The castle of Modave is one of the most beautiful Ardennes castles along the banks of the Meuse. It is a must for lovers of architectural delights, and is one of the finest examples of classicism, with a park that is beautifully maintained.

It is at the top of a steep limestone rock, 60 meters above the Hoyoux: on the east side an outdoor castle, on the west side an eagle's nest. It offers stunning views over the adjacent nature reserve of 450 hectares.

Between 1652 and 1673 Jean-Gaspard-Ferdinand de Marchin restored the enormous building inside and out. The exuberant design fitted perfectly into the spirit of the times. The castle has around twenty luxurious rooms that are generously decorated and furnished.

Besides the castle there are many trump cards: marked hiking trails, beautiful views, nature reserve, forests, lime slopes, a large orchard,...

Vivaqua operates one of the largest underground water extractions in the country. Water supplies a large part of our capital Brussels. Here you will find the story of this water extraction.

Via the audio guide with plan for the gardens of the castle you can stroll through the gardens in Dutch - French and English. There are two audio guides, one for adults and a children's version.

Opening hours from 1 April to 15 November: every day from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission: 5 pm) Closed on Monday (except on public holidays and July & August).

In the spring of 2018, "Les Ambassadeurs" from the RTBF made a report about this.

Modave castle

  • Click to enlarge image 01 Chteau de Modave ed. Ern. Thill  Nels n 128.jpg Old postcard from Chateau de Modave
  • Click to enlarge image 02 Chateau de Modave 06.jpg
  • Click to enlarge image 03 Klaar om het kasteel van Modave te bezoeken.JPG Ready to visit the castle
  • Click to enlarge image 04 Chateau Modave DiningRoom from Michle.jpg Dining room with the impressive tableware of those days … !
  • Click to enlarge image 05 Koetstocht met mama en Els 15.JPG By carriage to the castle of Modave.
  • Click to enlarge image 06 Chateau de Modave 04.JPG With audio guide you can discover 25 rooms with exceptional pieces of furniture from the 18th and 19th century.
  • Click to enlarge image 07 Bedstee Van Kathleen en Brigit IMG_3759.jpg
  • Click to enlarge image 08 ChateauModaveSalon2 from Michle.jpg The rooms are decorated as if the residents still walk around in them every day and while walking through the different apartments one feels like a real castle lady or gentleman.
  • Click to enlarge image 09 Zicht vanop het terras over de vallei.JPG View from the terrace over the valley.
  • Click to enlarge image 10 Chteau de Modave cour de la ferme Philippe Farcy.JPG
  • Click to enlarge image 11 Wandeling in Petit Modave Jan Erik Lucia 13.jpg During the walk starting from the castle in Petit-Modave.
  • Click to enlarge image 12 Wandeling in Petit Modave van Birgit.jpg During the walk starting from the castle in Petit-Modave.
  • Click to enlarge image Chateau de Modave keuken.JPG In the cellars of the castle, the kitchens are still intact and give you an insight into the normal life of the castle.
  • Click to enlarge image ChateauModaveStairs2 from Michle.jpg
  • Click to enlarge image Domaine du Chateau de Modave vue nocturne faade   FTPL Mfred DODET.jpg