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Visit : Castle, Architectural Heritage

Chimay Castle

Chimay Castle
© WBT - JL Flemal
  • Address:

    Rue du Château 14
    6460 CHIMAYBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
  • Opening Dates
    • from Friday 21 March 2014 to Thursday 20 November 2014

    This splendid 1000 year old castle is located close to Scourmont Abbey where the world famous Chimay Trappist beer is brewed.

    Chimay Castle has been inhabited, without interruption, for 1000 years by the ancestors of the Princes of Chimay. Four great families have called it home.

    Your visit will reveal 5 of the castle's major rooms: the great hall, the guards hall, the portrait room, the chapel located at the foot of the medieval dungeon and the theatre.

    The theatre, built in 1863, is decorated in a style that evokes that of the theatre Louis XV built at Fontainebleau Castle. It has been a listed monument since 1958 and is on Wallonia's list of exceptional heritage.


    Interactive visit


    Enjoy a guided tour with a hyper-intuitive, geo-localised and iPad tablet. Discover the castle's architectural elements, ornaments, artworks and furniture thanks to the comments (in French, Dutch, German or English) on the iPad.

    At each stage of your visit you are able to choose your virtual guide: either the Chimay family or a little animated character called Enguérrand of Chimay. The iPad visit is completed by a 3D special effects show in the castle's theatre, lasting approximately 15 minutes.

    Music at the castle


    You can attend concerts and recitals that are held all year round in the castle's theatre. Discover the programme here.

    Each visitor benefits from a personalised, multilingual multimedia tour. The tour's mascot, Enguérrand of Chimay will look after the younger visitors all along the tour.

    You can pick up your iPads, visit the shop and the amenities in the castle's "petites maisons" (little houses).


    Useful information to help you prepare your visit

    Opening hours

    For individuals.
    From 21/03 to 20/11: every day at 2:30pm and 3:45pm. Extra visit at 11am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays and school holidays. Closed on 01/04, 17/05 and 20/05.
    Maximum 80 people per visit.

    Groups.

    Minimum 20 people. Mornings at 10am and 11am. Bookings necessary.

    Prices


    Multimedia guide included in the price!
    Adults: €9.
    Children from 7 to 12 years old, seniors (over 60), large families (3 children or more), students and persons with reduced mobility: €7.
    Groups: €7 per person.
    Schools: €5.
    Free for children under 7 years old, without a multimedia guide. Rental - €5.

    The visit lasts approximately 1 hour.
    Languages: French, Dutch, German and English.

    There is access for persons with reduced mobility who are accompanied.


    Information

    • tel. : +32 (0) 60 21 45 31
    • website : http://www.chateaudechimay.be
    • email : info@chateaudechimay.be

    PLUSTourist information on the town CHIMAY

    Location

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