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Visit : Architectural Heritage, Castle

Ham-sur-Heure Castle

Ham-sur-Heure Castle
© FTPH - c. Carpentier
  • Address:
    Château communal de Ham-sur-Heure
    Chemin d'Oultre-Heure 20
    6120 HAM-SUR-HEURE (HAM-SUR-HEURE-NALINNES)Belgium

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Overlooking the Eau d'Heure lakes, the Château de Ham-sur-Heure has two long wings linked by a trapezoidal entrance building.

No mention is made of a fortress prior to 1245 and there is no information on its original structure. In 1667, the château was seriously damaged. Louis XIV had ordered the destruction of the keep.

In 1689, Marshal d'Humières of France completed the destruction of the towers.

The entire château was then considerably remodelled at the beginning of the 18th century at the behest of Count Joachim-Maximilien de Mérode. During the late 18th century, Balthazar-Philippe de Mérode-Montfort undertook further renovation work.

The château currently houses local authority offices and a museum of rural life and handicrafts.


Tours every day.


INDICE PASSE-PARTOUT: 567267


Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 71 21 36 83
  • email : hamsurheuresi@gmail.com

Tourist information on the town HAM-SUR-HEURE-NALINNES