Licot Castle

Château de Licot

Licot Castle, locally known as Château de Licot, lies in the town of Nismes, in the province of Namur in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

Licot Castle of course is not of medieval origin. It was, in fact, built during the 19th century by Augustin Licot de Nismes. His family had made a fortune as local ironmasters, which enabled him to build this castle and use it as a residence. At the same time he iron facilities in Nismes and moved his activities to Charleroi. Augustin also owned Boussu Castle nearby.

The Licot family was ruined by WW I and so, between the 2 world wars, Licot Castle and its park were bought by the municipality. The castle was taken into use as town hall in 1963.

At present Licot Castle is used as the town hall of Nismes. Its interior can not be visited but the nice public park next to it, makes for a nice visit.


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Licot Castle

Château de Licot

Licot Castle, locally known as Château de Licot, lies in the town of Nismes, in the province of Namur in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

Licot Castle of course is not of medieval origin. It was, in fact, built during the 19th century by Augustin Licot de Nismes. His family had made a fortune as local ironmasters, which enabled him to build this castle and use it as a residence. At the same time he iron facilities in Nismes and moved his activities to Charleroi. Augustin also owned Boussu Castle nearby.

The Licot family was ruined by WW I and so, between the 2 world wars, Licot Castle and its park were bought by the municipality. The castle was taken into use as town hall in 1963.

At present Licot Castle is used as the town hall of Nismes. Its interior can not be visited but the nice public park next to it, makes for a nice visit.


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