Faulx-les-Tombes Castle

Gesves, Belgium

Faulx-les-Tombes Castle (Château de Faulx-les-Tombes) is a 19th-century château in Faulx-les-Tombes in the municipality of Gesves.

The first castle on the site was built in the 13th century and was a dependency of the County of Namur. In about 1340 it passed into the ownership of the Marbaix family. After several further changes in ownership it became the property of the Corswaren family in 1665 and remained theirs until the French Revolution.

The present Gothic revival building was built on the site of the first by the architect Henri Beyaert in 1872, but was badly damaged in a fire in 1961. In 1970 it was acquired by the town of Etterbeek, but has since become private property again, and is not accessible to the public.

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

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Francois Stevenart (12 months ago)
Trop beau au fil des saisons... dommage qu'on ne puisse le visiter...mais c'est un domaine magnifique quand on passe devant !
Robert Trzaskowski (13 months ago)
You can only kiss the door handle. Private property. To see from the street
Claudia-Elena Paius (19 months ago)
... unfortunately you can't visit, the lions at the gate don't let you walk on the castle grounds.
sander claes (20 months ago)
Beautiful but private so you can't enter and see the castle
Vincent Vandalon (22 months ago)
Wish I could get a better view of the castle
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