The ruins of the Château de Boussu
Rue du Moulin 43
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This vast, 100-metre-wide construction, designed by Jacques Du Broeucq is classified as a "site of exceptional heritage in the Walloon Region".
The ruins and the archaeological site of the Renaissance-style castle are located in a twelve hectare park. It is possible to visit the excavation site, the ruins and the cellars.
The 12th-century funerary chapel, reworked in the 16th century, houses the renaissance mausoleums of the Hennin-Liétard family and two recumbent statues, as well as some extremely beautiful tombstones and a museum of religious art in the upstairs galleries.
Open every day, by prior arrangement only.
Chapel open on Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm, from May to September.
Guided visit of the Castle of Boussu and the Chapel possible all year round (€ 4,-/pers.).
Guided tours for groups only - duration: 2 and a half hours to 3 hours for the two sites - languages: French, Dutch.
Address of the chapel: near the parish church of Saint-Géry (Boussu Centre).
Contact: M. Capouillez +32 (0)475 84 40 07.
Access: Motorway E19 towards Mons, exit 25, trunk road 51 / Train: Boussu / Bus: 7, 9, 11, 28, 78.
Open to the public every day. Free admission.
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