Tavigny Castle

Houffalize, Belgium

Tavigny Castle dates to th late Middle Ages, and it may have been only a refuge tower that is now the central part of the castle. Its walls are long 10 meters, thick 2 meters and they had plenty of arrow slits. The lordship of Tavigny belonged at first to a family who wore already its name, but in 1360, it was already owned by the Ouren family, a powerful Middle-age family from the dutchy of Luxembourg. The central tower that was enclosed in walls with round towers in the corners got transformed little by little in a seignorial residence. The narrow windows and the arrow slits got substituted by large great picture windows and they made a very nice Louis XIII style ensemble

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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www.coeurdelardenne.be

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PATRICK VAN DE KERCKHOVE (15 months ago)
Beautiful walks from Alhoumont to Tavigny Castle are currently for sale, ideal as a holiday home, ha!
colette cherain (2 years ago)
This is the castle of my childhood...my grandparents lived on the farm opposite ?
Richard Pirotte (3 years ago)
Not accessible to the public. Pity
Stephen Ellwood (4 years ago)
Appears to be a private Château.
Louis Kindt (5 years ago)
Nice ensemble of buildings with their own history, but unfortunately not to visit.
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