We are pleased to welcome you to Château de Moulin le Comte, our stylish nineteenth century mansion (1850), renovated with care and passion in the summer of 2012. The original character of the building has been carefully preserved. Through the large castle garden flows the river Leie. The quiet and peace of the environment is much appreciated by our guests.
You will enjoy the warm and congenial atmosphere at our private house. Our five guestrooms are very spacious and have been provided with the best modern comfort. The luxurious beds have top quality Sealy mattresses (180/200/22 or 90/200/22). In every room you can opt for one double bed or twin beds. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet facilities.
Families with children are very welcome. Pets are allowed. Personal service, hospitality and flexibility are key words here. Your hosts speak Dutch, French, English and German.
Château de Moulin Le Comte is the perfect location for a visit to nearby cities such as Béthune, Saint-Omer, Lens, Louvre Lens, Arras and Lille.
The centre of Aire-sur-la-Lys is only 1.5 km away and in less than an hour you are in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Lens, Le Touquet, Calais, Arras, Lille, …
If you prefer the quiet and peace of the countryside, you will definitely enjoy a biking tour or a stroll in the village and its picturesque surroundings.
All our prices include bed and breakfast. Our table d’hôte has an outstanding reputation, as we serve very refined and carefully prepared dishes at a reasonable price.
Aperitifs are served in our lounge or, if the weather permits, on our cosy terrace.References:
Roman Walls of Lugo are an exceptional architectural, archaeological and constructive legacy of Roman engineering, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The Walls are built of internal and external stone facings of slate with some granite, with a core filling of a conglomerate of slate slabs and worked stone pieces from Roman buildings, interlocked with lime mortar.
Their total length of 2117 m in the shape of an oblong rectangle occupies an area of 1.68 ha. Their height varies between 8 and 10 m, with a width of 4.2 m, reaching 7 m in some specific points. The walls still contain 85 external towers, 10 gates (five of which are original and five that were opened in modern times), four staircases and two ramps providing access to the walkway along the top of the walls, one of which is internal and the other external. Each tower contained access stairs leading from the intervallum to the wall walk of town wall, of which a total of 21 have been discovered to date.
The defences of Lugo are the most complete and best preserved example of Roman military architecture in the Western Roman Empire.
Despite the renovation work carried out, the walls conserve their original layout and the construction features associated with their defensive purpose, with walls, battlements, towers, fortifications, both modern and original gates and stairways, and a moat.
Since they were built, the walls have defined the layout and growth of the city, which was declared a Historical-Artistic Ensemble in 1973, forming a part of it and becoming an emblematic structure that can be freely accessed to walk along. The local inhabitants and visitors alike have used them as an area for enjoyment and as a part of urban life for centuries.
The fortifications were added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List in late 2000 and are a popular tourist attraction.