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The foundations of this castle goes back to the 12th century when it was a stronghold with a keep in the middle. In the first half of the 16th century the French army bombarded the castle and destroyed the north/east wall. On the remains of that wall the red part of the castle was build in Flemish/Spanish style in 1555. The keep disappeared throughout the centuries and the castle lost also its function as stronghold.
The inside was remodeled in the 18th century and is not touched since then.
Throughout the centuries the castle changed hands on a regular base. Some of the owners were Philippe Egalité, nephew of Louis XVI. The Prince of Chimay and the family Lannoy were also once owner.
The castle is currently under restorations. It si private property but it can be viewed from the public road.

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