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Franchimont Castle

At the heart of the castle itself, you can see the original castle built in the 11th century. Outside, you will notice its formidable pentagonal outer wall flanked by four blockhouses and an enormous artillery tower. It is a rare example of a fortress adapted for 16th-century artillery. Every two years, the castle relives this period with the Mediaeval Fair which is held every 3rd weekend of August in odd-numbered years. A painstaking reconstruction is made with great concern for authenticity. You will meet feudal lords with their retinues and their archers, tradesmen, craftsmen, jugglers and other tumblers. You will also be able to marvel at the players' pranks while the minstrels play their hurdy-gurdies, bagpipes and other spinets. You will be able to quench your thirst in pleasant taverns and assuage your hunger in picturesque inns. The castle is also the site of many legends.

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Allée du Château
4910 Theux

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