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Chateau de Belœil, Belgium

From series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Year: 13th century.

The Belœil Castle has been one of the most visited castles in Belgium for several years. The first mention of the castle dates back to the 13th century. At the end of the 14th century the castle became the property of the Princes of Ligne and was of great strategic importance until the 17th century. Later, the dark castle under the direction of owner was converted into the chic residence and was used as a venue for balls and official events. The nearby France has influenced the exterior of the building. Today, the building is surrounded by the wonderfully beautiful French garden, whose area is 120 hectares.

In the twentieth century, the castle was transformed into the art museum and presents visitors a unique collection of the old paintings, the age of some of which forms more than 500 years. You can also see the valuable collection of more than 20,000 ancient books in the castle. The adjoining territory is as well as its interior decoration as well worth seeing. During the excursion visitors can see a beautiful pond, as well as a lot of the old stone sculptures and the interesting landscape elements.

The experienced tourists strive to visit the castle at the beginning of corn. For several years it has served as the location of the beautiful flower festival 'Amaryllisfeerie'. In the course of ten days the guests of the castle can enjoy the wonderfully beautiful colors and participate in the exciting cultural events. At the end of August the castle welcomes the followers of classical music. The concerts of the most famous musicians and orchestras take place in the picturesque Schlossgarten. Next - Leeds Castle

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Nearest airports:
 »  Valenciennes-Denain Airport XVS - in 31 km
 »  Elesmes Airport XME - in 34 km
 »  Lesquin Airport LIL - in 44 km
 »  Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport KJK - in 47 km
 »  Brussels South Airport CRL - in 52 km
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Best hotels near Chateau de Belœil

Hotel Paradiso

Located in 6 km from Chateau de Belœil
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Rooms: 10
Castle de Boleil is also found nearby; just a short walk or drive will take you to this historic sight before relaxing in the hotel in the evening, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Restaurant Les Auges

Located in 10 km from Chateau de Belœil
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Rooms: 11
All of the rooms at Hotel Restaurant Les Auges come with flat-screen cable TV. They also have a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. … More: photo, rates and booking
Sheilandi House

Located in 13 km from Chateau de Belœil
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Rooms: 4
Sheilandi House is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a flat-screen TV. It also includes a bathroom with a … More: photo, rates and booking
Utopia Hotel

Located in 16 km from Chateau de Belœil
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Rooms: 33
Royal Golf Club du Hainaut is just over a 5-minute drive from Utopia Hotel. The city of Charleroi is 30 minutes away by car. Maubeuge, in France, is … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Hallerbos Forest
43 km - Hallerbos Forest
In Belgium you can also find the strange and little known sights. Such attractions include the fairytale Hallerbos forest. The extensive beech forest, whose surface is 5.5 sq km, is a fairytale because of the wild hyacinths. In the second half of April, these wondrous …
Nemo 33 Pool
49 km - Nemo 33 Pool
Nemo-33 is one of the deepest pools in the world, located in the Belgian town Uccle. The depth of this pool is 33 meters, 7 years was spent for its construction. This pool was built especially for divers, its complex construction includes many caves and courses - ideal …
Celebrities Underwear Museum
55 km - Celebrities Underwear Museum
One of the most extravagant and original museums in the world is in Brussels. Celebrities Underwear Museum presents visitors with literally the most sensual and provocative exhibits. In the museum one can see the underwear of the showbusiness celebrities and the …
57 km - Mini-Europe
In Brussels, travellers have an opportunity to visit the most interesting "Mini Europe" park. It is located next to one of the most famous landmarks of the city – the "Atomium" sculpture. It is believed, that it is in this park of miniatures that one can see some of …
Dinner In The Sky
58 km - Dinner In The Sky
Another great way to enjoy delicious dishes on the heights - to book a table at the popular Brussels Dinner Dinner in the Sky. This open-air restaurant is a small platform with transparent canopy which has the height of 50 meters. Once the platform can receive 22 …
Water Tower Conversion
67 km - Water Tower Conversion
In Belgium there are quite unusual houses. One of the most famous among them is the design studio BHAM. The gifted modern designers have converted the old water tower, whose height is 30 meters, into a comfortable house. The diameter of the unusual house is also quite …

Top destination around Chateau de Belœil - Kortrijk

It should be noted that natives themselves aren’t overly curious and they won’t ask improper questions; such displays are considered a sign of mauvais tone. Many tourists, who visit Kortrijk for the first time, compare this city with the typical French village. Indeed, the course of life of the Belgians and the French has quite a few similarities, but you shouldn’t concentrate on them. Locals also treat their culture with great respect and think that it is unique in every way.
One of the best ways to show respect for national traditions is to learn several phrases in Belgian. All locals speak with a particular accent, which, according to travelers, is quite contagious. It’s not worth to copy it, because this behavior is also considered inappropriate.

Residents of Kortrijk love to relax and to have fun; every national holiday is a truly unique celebration with its own traditions and customs. One of the oldest and most colorful national holidays is Easter Fair (Paasfoor). First it was held in early Middle Ages. The fair begins a few days before Easter and lasts for at least two weeks. Colourful stalls and cafes open virtually at all the streets of the city and Market Square becomes the center of celebration.
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