Visit : Castle, Architectural Heritage
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Rue du Château 14
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Chimay Castle reopens its doors and offers a new, innovative way to discover this magnificent building. Spring 2013.
Tour of the castle with an iPad mini
Go on a guided tour of the castle with an intuitive, geo-located and multimedia iPad mini.
Discover the architecture, ornaments, artworks and furniture of the castle, thanks to the commentary on the iPad mini in French, Dutch, German and English.
At every stage of your visit, you can chose your virtual tour guide: either the Chimay family or a little animated character called "Enguérrand de Chimay".
The iPad mini tour is completed by a 3D special effects show, lasting around 15 minutes, in the Castle's theatre.
The Chimay Castle, an unmissable visit
This splendid castle is situated a few kilometres from Scourmont Abbey, which produces Chimay Trappist beer, one of Belgium's most famous beers.
It has been continuously inhabited by the ancestors of the Chimay Princes for 1000 years.
Your visit will unveil 5 of the castle's major rooms: the great hall, the guards' room, the portrait room, the chapel situated in the medieval dungeons and the theatre.
The theatre, built in 1863, is decorated in a style that evokes that of the theatre Louis XV built at Fontainebleau Castle.
The castle has been on the "liste du Patrimoine exceptionnel de Wallonie" (list of protected Walloon heritage buildings) since 1958.
From 21/03 to 15/11: every day at 2:30pm and 3:45pm.
Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays.
Mornings at 10am and 11am.
Bookings necessary and for minimum 20 people.
Multimedia guide included in the price!
Children from 7 to 12 years old: €7
Seniors (over 60), large families (3 children or more), students and persons with reduced mobility: €7
Free for children under 7 years old, without a multimedia guide.
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