Wallonia still has lots of surprises in store. As proof: the splendid remains of the Moha feudal castle. A listed site, 130 metres long, sitting on a rocky outcrop, that recalls the glorious times of the Middle Ages.
Sitting on the rock massifs of Moha, at the confluence of the Mehaigne and Fosseroule rivers, Moha castle will not leave you indifferent. As you approach, you’ll be facing the impressive ramparts dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. Huge stone walls give the impression of invincibility to the building. In Mediaeval times, this was a strategic location. The counts of Moha and Dasbourd lived there in succession before the prince-bishops of Liège built a prison and control post at the entrance to the town of Huy to block merchants. The Hutois then used cunning to bring down the fortress and put an end to Moha’s reign in 1376. It was then not until 1889 that the ruins were bought by the Belgian government for their conservation.
A fun visit
The castle can be visited with a book of educational games that enable you to discover where the stones used to build the ramparts came from, as well as the tools used to cut them, etc. Another more physical activity this time for you and your children: the catapult, trebuchet and cannon test. This takes place every Tuesday in the summer and requires booking. And for fearless fans of chivalry, storytellers regularly punctuate castle life with tales and legends.
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