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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Lora R. (6 months ago)
I definitely recommend this beautiful and charming castle. The lady there speaks only French but it's worth to pay for the ticket and walk around the castle and adore its interior, paintings, vases and many othet objects. Though the lady only speaks French, she is super friendly and charming. She has brochures in Dutch and German. The castle is open from April till September. It is also open on Sunday between 2pm-6pm.
Dimitri De Blomme (2 years ago)
Beautiful village
Jan Jasiewicz (2 years ago)
Really nice place to visit. Interesting castle and calm countryside.
Jochen Szostek (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle. Only been on the outside. Would like to go back after covid crisis, to visit the insides.
Rainer Loehr (2 years ago)
Very nice
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