Antoing Castle is one of Belgium's most original and well-known castles, situated in Antoing in Hainaut.

It was first mentioned in the 12th century. Although the present structure of the castle dates from the 13th and 15th centuries, it was redesigned in Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century by the French architect Viollet-le-Duc.

The castle at Antoing first belonged to the powerful Melun family, then passed in 1634 to the Princes de Ligne by inheritance, who still own it.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Marek Sopko (10 months ago)
Private castle? Closed? Are we going back to the Middle Ages? With only the rich and poor ones?
Hansje Ravesteijn (14 months ago)
On our way to fill up our ship This beautiful castle
Craciun Adrian (16 months ago)
Very cute small castle ??
VT (19 months ago)
Couldn't really see the castle because the gates were closed and there was no clear info on when it would have been accessible... Pity as it seemed to be very charming!
Hubert Degallaix (2 years ago)
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