Today you can visit the fortified castle. There you will find the oldest and most interesting remains of feudalism in Belgium, its present aspect being mainly due to work carried out between the 16th century and the Dutch period.
The building is listed as major Wallonie heritage. On the way up from the road by the Austrian Tower (1551) you get a wonderful view of the whole fortification, the town and the meanders of the river Semois.
Included in the price of the visit :
- the educational exhibition about the art of falconry (all year round) and flight demonstrations with birds of prey from March 1st to November 11th included at 11.30, 14.00, 15.30. Additionally at 17.00 during weekends and public holidays as from 01/04 until 30/09, as well as every day in July and August.
- the exhibition "‘Scriptura', from feather to PC", telling the school history from the Middle Ages till today.
!!! Dogs are not allowed !!!
Take part in torch-lit visits of Bouillon Castle with a guide in medieval attire throughout the summer holidays!
Unless of course there are other events organised in the castle on those days!
In July and August 2015, at 10pm, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
€10 for adults - €7 for children under 12 years old.
Booking required between 10am and 7pm: +32 (0)61 46 42 02 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please present yourself at the castle entrance 15 minutes before your scheduled visit.
Don't forget to bring a warm layer for when you visit the underground levels. Visits can be cancelled if there is a lack of participants.
Visitez le Château de Bouillon en compagnie de votre moitié. Cette visite 'spécial Saint-Valentin' aura lieu les 14 et 15 février 2020.
Un bond de 1000 ans dans le passé
Accompagné d'un guide habillé comme au Moyen Âge, vous découvrirez le Château fort de Bouillon à la lumière des flambeaux.
Muni de votre torche, vous parcourrez en amoureux les souterrains et couloirs du château en passant par les pièces les plus importantes.
Vous terminerez la visite par la Tour d'Autriche, du haut de laquelle vous apercevrez une magnifique vue à 360° sur la ville de Bouillon.
- Réservation obligatoire
- Se présenter à l'entrée du Château 15 minutes avant la visite
- La visite pourrait être annulée pour manque minimum de participants ou suivant les conditions climatiques. Le Château vous préviendra au préalable.
A la fin de la visite, une surprise sera distribuée aux Valentines !
For this 30th edition, dive into the Middle Ages, enjoy a change of pace and a trip through time! In the heart of Bouillon from 08 to 09/08/15!
Discover medieval crafts, food, entertainment, hunting and weaponry, and of course music!
Camps and a parade
During the two-day festival visitors will discover around 20 Middle Aged historical camps at the foot of the castle.
The theme will focus on the whole Middle Ages period (5th and 15th century).
Several artisans (blacksmiths, iron founders, potters, bakers...) will exhibit their know-how among the camps present.
You will also have the chance to have a go at using a crossbow and attending a combat re-enactments. A colourful parade will begin at 3:30pm to the sound of minstrels, accompanied by knights, men-at-arms, Vikings...
During this time, the fortified castle and its surroundings will become the theatre to numerous shows and activities: 2 medieval camps, artisan work, medieval troops and a mix of fighters and falconers (show at 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm and 7pm).
The festival will be in full swing at the castle by the evening. Come and join in the festivities at the Medieval Festival! Taste various dishes (no reservation necessary) in a festive atmosphere, just like they did in the Middle Ages.
After your meal, come and attend an hour-long concert that will preceed the fireworks display. Your children will certainly not be forgotten at this festival, as they will be able to be dubbed knights on the Esplanade de l'Archéoscope, as well as getting the chance to visit a medieval farmyard. And, not forgetting the mini tour along the Semois river on a pony.