Do you love spectacular palaces and gardens with exceptional charm? It’s time you went to Hastière to admire the Freÿr-sur-Meuse Castle, listed as exceptional heritage of Wallonia. It’ll be love at first sight!
Bordered by the Meuse river, the impressive Freÿr Castle is comfortably nestled at the heart of rolling hills. Initially a fortified castle, it was destroyed in 1554 to then be rebuilt as a Renaissance-style manor. Its allure changed over the 17th and 18th centuries as it was expanded. It's clear that when you reach Freÿr Castle, you can only be impressed by this huge set of buildings surrounded by a countryside that is just as abundant. In addition to its proud allure, its refined, classical interior also deserves appreciation. The rooms reveal furniture and décor acquired over time by the twenty generations that have occupied the premises.
A sumptuous setting
Beyond the castle itself, there are also ‘French-style’ gardens inspired by the famous gardener Le Nôtre which draw everyone’s attention. Elegant and serene, they have been listed as exceptional Park & Garden heritage in Wallonia. Get lost in its giant maze grown from 30,000 m2 of bower hedge or stroll along its dozens of two-hundred-year-old orange trees and nine pools and don’t hesitate to take a look at its romantic pavilion decorated by the Moretti brothers. And if after this 100% relaxing visit, you want to let off some steam, Freÿr is also renowned for its climbing sites!
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