Top Historic Sights in Sint-Pieters-Voeren, Belgium

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Commandeur Castle

Commandeur Castle belonged to the German Knights Templar until the French revolution. The current building was constructed in the beginning of the 17th century in the so-called ”Meuse-region Renaissance style”, also abundantly to be found in Liège and Maastricht. In the park of the castle the spring is situated that provides the ponds and the river Voer with water at a ratio of some 3000 litres per minute. In the p ...
Founded: 17th century | Location: Sint-Pieters-Voeren, Belgium

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Cháteau Comtal

The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.

The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.

The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.