Visit : Museum/Discover, Theatre/Opera, Castle, Architectural Heritage
Château de Trazegnies
© Charleroi Tourisme - Gina Santin
Place Albert I 32
6183 TRAZEGNIES (COURCELLES)
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Situated between Mons and Namur, the Château de Trazegnies, which originates from the 11th century, is a prestigious witness of the feudal era in Brussels.
Discover this castle, that regularly holds events and cultural activities, such as themed exhibitions, concerts, a traditional Christmas market, a books and paper market, guided tours and educational workshops.
Its "Vie et travail de nos Aïeux" (Life and work of our ancestors) museum, on the second floor of the castle, is probably the most significant in Wallonia. The museum is currently closed for safety reasons.
In its Roman cellars, the Château de Trazegnies produces wine from grape varieties cultivated in the Tervigne Vineyar in Chapelle-Lez-Herlaimont. Through guided visits, you will discover this vineyard of one hectare, which is situated on a former slag heap.
A castle with a prestigious history
Trzegnies was the seat of a powerful seigneury and cradle of one of Europe's most illustrious families.
The entire castle was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century, after having been pillaged and burnt down in 1554. During the reconstruction, Charles II, the marquis of Trazegnies, built the magnificent main building, the jewel of the current castle and an almost unique example of Walloon Renaissance architecture in Belgium. The castle has been a listed building since 1950.
Practical InformationOpening times
May to the end of September: Sundays and public holidays 2.30-5.30pm. Guided tours at 3pm.
May to October: Guided tours by reservation only. Call +32 (0)71 45 10 46.
Students and seniors €4
By car: motorway E42, exit 18 coming from Mons, exit 17 coming from Namur, take the R3, exit Charleroi Ouest, towards Trazegnies.
By train: Charleroi station.
By bus: 83.
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