Tuesday, June 30, 2015

THE CHATEAU DU FOSTEAU CASTLE

June 30, 2015

Near Thuin at the top of a hill overlooking the surrounding meadows sits the Fosteau castle. This imposing fortress from the 14th century still has got its four towers. In this castle are some of the most beautiful Gothic rooms in Belgium. It is surrounded by a beautiful and sober park.

I visited this castle together with the Senior Group of Waterloo city which had organized this trip.

Unfortunatel the pictures are a bit dull, because it was very windy and rainy.





There was a beautiful park



The castle with the front tower on the left



and on the right



Through a big gate we arrived in the courtyard



the entrance to the castle itself



seen from one side





and the other



Years ago carriages were standing here, today a car



Going inside we arrived in this entrance hall.



In a huge Gothic room with an impressive open fire, we were greeted by his Lordship himself, who told us the story of the castle and its inhabitants.






We then visited the rooms on the second floor



In a showcase I saw two canon bullets stemming from the Waterloo battle in 1815, probably of French origin.



The castle also had its own pharmacy



and a beautiful view on the surrounding fields.

11 comments:

Uppal said...

Charm,romance and history,a kaleidoscope through pictures!

eileeninmd said...

What a neat tour of the castle! Lovely views inside and outside. Great post, Gattina! Enjoy your day and have a happy week!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde. lindo passeio para apreciar a enorme beleza excelentemente partilhas com as belíssimas fotos.
AG

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh, I think the weather was a perfect backdrop for the castle visit! Gives a magical, story-book feel to the place~

Sylvia K said...

What a great tour and what an awesome place!! Love your captures for the day -- as always!! Thanks for sharing, Gattina, hope you're enjoying a great week!!

ladyfi said...

What a stunning building!

Photo Cache said...

The grounds and the castle are both lovely. How delightful it must be to explore the castle.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

What a great outing it must have been. So exciting to see such a historic place.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful, historic castle! It is so well maintained. It was a nice trip back into the past, Gattina.

diane b said...

What a lovely, well kept castle. Thanks for the tour.

Gracie said...

What a stunning place! I just adore places likr this...thanks for the tour.

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