Château des comtes de Mouscron

Mouscron, Belgium

In the 14th century, the Seigneury of Mouscron was eventually sold to a lord of Tournai, and in 1430, the Castle of the Counts (Château des Comtes) became the lord's manor, which can still be seen today. In 1575, in the middle of the Wars of Religion, the castle was strengthened. It was nevertheless besieged and taken by the Geuzen, locally known as the Hurlus in 1579, before being taken back three months later.

Today Château des Comtes can still be visited. The oldest extant parts date from the 15th century. Four families of lords lived in it during six centuries. From this big domain remains its courtyard marked by annexes from 16th to 17th centuries and moats.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Emilie La (20 months ago)
The marcel marlier center is quite small, but interesting. Many very cool interactive workshops for children. Pleasant walk along the castle in the presence of animals (eco-grazing in test).
Chantal Demets (21 months ago)
When you want to take a quiet stroll with sound, it's perfect
Yaya Prez (21 months ago)
Very nice exhibition that takes us back to childhood. Have a good laugh with the costumes
Oleksandr Savchenko (23 months ago)
Oh, that was wonderful. We discovered children's books by a Belgian illustrator, which were not in our language in our childhood. How beautifully drawn they are. Thank you very much for such a museum.
Isabelle Lemaire (2 years ago)
Superb installation except that no screen was working Staff absent ... no opportunity to report and resolve the problem Visit with my son and my granddaughter, we are very disappointed with this exhibition
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