Faulx les Tombes Castle
Faulx les Tombes Castle lies just south of the village of Faulx les Tombes, south east of the city of Namen (Namur in French), in the province of Namur in the Wallonia region in Belgium.
The first castle at this site was built in the 13th century. It depended on the county of Namur. Around 1340 the castle passed into the hands of the Marbaix family. After many changes of ownership the castle became property of the Corswaren family in 1665 who held it until the revolution.
The present castle was built in 1872 by the architect Beyaert in a Gothic style. In 1961 the castle was heavily damaged by fire and partly destroyed but was rebuilt. In the 1970's the castle became property of the town of Etterbeek.
The castle is now privately owned and can not be visited. Behind one fence I saw a weathered sign stating that the castle was a restaurant/hotel but I think that sign was forgotten.
The castle also played a small role in the infamous Dutroux-case; the Belgian pedophile who abducted and killed young girls. His companion M. Nihoul is supposed to have visited several sex parties which were held in the castle in the 1980's.
The castle has a fairy tale appearance, too bad I couldn't get in. I don't know which real medieval elements still remain in the present building. I would like to know more about its history so if you know more, please mail me.