A castle you’d think is sitting atop the water. A rustic setting. Chequerboard stones with nuances that vary according to the time and season. Charm and elegance. Italian-style gardens that invite a slow pace. Jehay Castle knows how to captivate visitors!
It’s hard not be impressed! With its moats that rise along a vast stretch of water, elegant alleys, pretty stone bridge, chequerboard stones and flowerbeds, you don’t know where to look first when you visit Jehay Castle. A perfect illustration of the Mosane Renaissance dating from the middle of the 16th century, it is of course listed as exceptional heritage of Wallonia. Its interior is just as refined. From the furniture to the tapestries and its paintings, silverware and ceramics, you’ll savour your visit to the castle. Note however that the inner rooms are currently inaccessible due to renovation. You can however observe the changes to the site with a virtual tour. Permanent exhibitions are also on view in its outbuildings.
At the heart of its Italian-style pleasure gardens, you’ll see sculptures and water features before entering its vegetable garden dating from the 19th century that extends over no less than a hectare. All surrounded by a brick wall. It has been recently restored and old vegetable and aromatic plants are grown there. It also has an orangery and an orchard. Add many roses and pretty flowerbeds and you’ll have the ideal place for a well-deserved break...
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