Faulx-les-Tombes Castle

Faulx-les-Tombes Castle

Belgian Castles

Faulx-les-Tombes Castle

Faulx-les-Tombes Castle, locally known as Château de Faulx-les-Tombes, lies just south of the village with the same name, in the province of Namur in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

The first castle at this site was built in the 13th century. It depended on the county of Namur. Around 1340 the castle passed into the hands of the Marbaix family. After many changes of ownership the castle became property of the Corswaren family in 1665 who held it until the French Revolution.

The present castle was built in 1872 by the architect Beyaert in a Gothic style. In 1961 the castle was heavily damaged by fire and partly destroyed but later it was rebuilt. In the 1970’s the castle became property of the town of Etterbeek.

The castle also played a small role in the infamous Dutroux-case; the Belgian pedophile who abducted and killed young girls. His companion M. Nihoul is supposed to have visited several sex parties which were held in the castle in the 1980’s.

The castle has a fairy tale appearance, too bad I couldn’t get in. I don’t know which real medieval elements still remain in the present building. I would like to know more about its history so if you know more, please mail me.

Faulx-les-Tombes Castle is now privately owned and can not be visited.

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