Le Château fort de Bouillon
  • Le Château fort de Bouillon
  • Le Château fort de Bouillon
  • Le Château fort de Bouillon
  • Le Château fort de Bouillon

The Fortified Castle

Esplanade Godefroid, 1
B-6830 Bouillon
Tel. :+32(0)61 46 42 02

Originally built in the eighth century, the castle is among the oldest in Belgium. It was certainly already complete by 988 AD. Its most famous resident was Godfrey of Bouillon, leader of the First Crusade in 1096. It was used for military purposes until 1830.

Every day from 1 March to 11 November, plus every weekend and public holiday, plus during the Christmas and Spring half-term school holidays, a mediaeval-style falconry show is held at the castle, featuring birds of prey such as buzzards, eagles, owls and vultures.

Night visits can be arranged by prior reservation throughout the year. Price on request.
Combined tickets for the Castle, the Archeoscope and the Ducal Museum are available.
Waymarked trail, audio-guide and guidebook in English.Guided tours in English for groups are available on request

Timetable

From 01 till 28 Feb from Mon till Fri from 13h to 17h and on weekends from 10h to 17h, from 01 till 31 Mar everyday from 10h to 17h, from 02 till 10 Mar everyday from 10h to 17h, from 01 Apr till 30 Jun from Mon till Fri from 10h to 18h and on weekends from 10h to 18h30, from 01 Jul till 31 Aug everyday from 10h to 18h30, from 01 till 30 Sep from Mon till Fri from 10h to 18h and on weekends from 10h to 18h30, from 01 till 31 Oct from Mon till Fri from 10h to 17h and on weekends from 10h to 18h, from 01 till 30 Nov everyday from 10h to 17h, from 01 till 31 Dec from Mon till Fri from 13h to 17h and on weekends from 10h to 17h, and from 21 Dec till 05 Jan 2020 everyday from 10h to 17h.

Rates

Adults:from 11.00€ Childrens:from 8.50€ The price does also include the visits of the ducal museum and of the archéoscope. Guidebook : 1,50€ Audio guide : 5,50€ Duration of the activity:2h00 Hrs Guided visit on request. Audio guides in French, Audio guides in dutch, Audio guides in english, Audio guides in german.
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