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Visit : Castle, Architectural Heritage

2 soleilsBouillon Fortress, its exhibition and its Birds of Prey Show

Bouillon Fortress, its exhibition and its Birds of Prey Show
© J. Barras
  • Address:

    Esplanade Godefroid 1
    6830 BOUILLONBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • from Wednesday 1 July 2015 to Monday 31 August 2015
      • Daily : 10:00-19:00
    • from Tuesday 1 September 2015 to Wednesday 30 September 2015
      • Week : 10:00-18:00
      • Weekend : 10:00-18:30
    • from Thursday 1 October 2015 to Saturday 31 October 2015
      • Week : 10:00-17:00
      • Weekend : 10:00-18:00
    • from Sunday 1 November 2015 to Monday 30 November 2015
      • Daily : 10:00-17:00
    • from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Thursday 31 December 2015
      • Week : 13:00-17:00
      • Weekends and Christmas holidays : 10:00-17:00

Bouillon Fortress, its exhibition and its Birds of Prey Show
© OPT - Jospeh Jeanmart
Bouillon Fortress, its exhibition and its Birds of Prey Show
© OPT - Jospeh Jeanmart
Bouillon Fortress, its exhibition and its Birds of Prey Show
© OPT - Jospeh Jeanmart

Bouillon Fortress is a remarkable example of almost 1000 years of history and military architecture in Belgium.

It was built on three rocky outcrops overhanging the Semois river and is characterised by a labyrinth of corridors and huge vaulted halls. It is considered to be one of the most ancient and fascinating vestiges of feudal Belgium.

Don't miss the falconry spectacle every day from 1 March to 11 November. Take a tour around the educational exhibit on birds-of-prey included in the ticket and the exhibition on all things written: "Scriptura, from plume to PC".

You can also combine your visit to the castle with the Archéoscope Geoffrey of Bouillon and the Museum of the Duchy.


The fortress and its history

The fortress, built in the 8th century, was established by Godfrey, leader of the first Crusade (1096). It was militarily occupied until 1830 and was comprehensively renovated by the famous architect, Vauban.

Information about the visit


Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Falconry show

  • every day from 1 March to 11 November.

Prices:

  • Adults €7 individual or €6.50 as part of a group
  • Seniors €6.50 individual or €5.70 as part of a group
  • Students €5
  • Children €5 individual or €4.30 as part of a group

Guided visits available in French, Dutch, German and English.
Japanese guide books are available for €1.50.
Audio guides - €2.




PARKING FOR COACHES Car park EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT

Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 61 46 42 02
  • fax : +32 (0) 61 46 42 12
  • website : http://www.bouillon-initiative.be
  • email : info@bouillon-initiative.be

PLUSTourist information on the town BOUILLON

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