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