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Visit : Castle, Architectural Heritage

Castle of the Mouscron Counts

The Château de Mouscron, at the heart of the city of the Hurlus, is a unique example of pre-19th-century civil architecture in this town.

Four families of lords lived here over a period of 6 centuries, and two major historical events which are closely linked to the castle are still etched in local tradition and folklore:

The first event is Charles V's stay in the castle whilst visiting Mouscron, and the second is the visit of the famous "Hurlus", followers of Luther who pillaged the region, who occupied the castle for three months and emptied it of furniture.

Today, this vast estate still retains its Tournai-style country seat, a courtyard surrounded by remains of 16th and 17th-century outhouses and a site embellished by moats.

Practical information

The castle is closed to the public and only open during heritage days and on request for groups.

Audioguides are available from the tourist office.

The castle is currently undergoing restoration but a tour around the moats allows visitors to discover the exterior.

It is possible to combine a visit to the castle with other visits.


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  • fax : +32 (0) 56 86 03 71
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