Écaussinnes-Lalaing Castle

Écaussinnes, Belgium

In 1184 Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, built the first castle on the current site in Écaussinnes. The lords of Écaussinnes and their heirs the de Lalaings altered the original structure several times over the centuries.

In 1450 Marie de Lalaing married Jean II de Croÿ, descendant of the Counts (later Princes) of Chimay. By a quirk of inheritance, the castle later became the property of the Lalaing family again. They sold it in 1642 to the van der Burcht family.

In the 18th century the interior was redecorated with Rococo elements in the first floor of the Gothic hall.

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Founded: 1184
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Rainer Loehr (6 months ago)
Very nice
Jakub Swiercz (9 months ago)
Beautiful place with great parking possibilities. We have been amazed by the castle and the city.
Vanya Stoyanova (2 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful place. Full of history. With welcoming and creative owners.
John Olivares (2 years ago)
An absolute delight
Danielle Morais (3 years ago)
Was closed to visitors.
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