FOSTEAU CHATEAU GARDENS
Château du Fosteau
Rue du Marquis 1
6530 LEERS-ET-FOSTEAU (THUIN)
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The fortified farmhouse of Fosteau, standing proud and isolated on a plateau in the Hainaut countryside, is a 14th century walled fortress formerly reached through a drawbridge across a moat. The impressive four-sided building, flanked by pepper-pot towers, grew over the centuries with the addition of annexes and outbuildings. Sacked and pillaged in 1597, it was rapidly restored by its new owner who built new living accommodation, the west wing, whose classical façade, framed by two towers, opens onto the terraced gardens.
Open: tours of the gardens are carried out in conjunction with tours of the chateau: daily, except Tuesday, Wednesday and public holidays, from 2 pm to 7 pm.
Access : E19-A7 motorway (Brussels-Mons), exit 20 (Feluy-Seneffe) and follow for Lobbes/Leers, towards Beaumont
Guided tours upon reservation, for groups of minimum 25 people - € 6,-/pers.
Castle, small Pharmacy museum, Souvenir Chamber of General Count Reille and park: € 3,-/pers - € 2,-/students and seniors.
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