Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

Rue du Château, 8 - 5580 Rochefort - Namur   see map - Contact
The impressive castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne dates back to the 15th century. It combines medieval and Renaissance architecture with three characteristic domed towers and a keep surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge. Today the castle demonstrates how successive generations have kept pace with the changing techniques of warfare that have made the massive towers and battlements obsolete. Within its walls there are 3 museums: the museum of the Lords of Lavaux where daily life is shown in the 17th century castle, the Natural History Museum is dedicated to the flora and fauna of the Famenne region and the 19th century Museum of Peasant Civilization located in the vast medieval cellars. The park presents itself as a superb example of landscape architecture, where games are played on both geometry and the perspective of spaces, floral art and hydraulic engineering. Here you can relive the atmosphere of thematic gardens such as the "French" garden, the European conservatory of the dahlia, the rose garden. Two routes, one for children and the other for adults, take you to explore the site using an audio guide system that you can download from the Parcs et Jardins de Wallonie website. Do not forget even the group visits: the "privilege" visit will allow you to enter places usually inaccessible to the public (underground, tower of the castle chapel Finally, the Enghien park offers high quality rental services (castle, former stables, an original multipurpose hall of over 1000 m2, a floating outdoor stage), to be able to organize weddings, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, concerts in a exceptional setting.

Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne History

A walk around the castle is the perfect way to catch echoes of past centuries and learn about the living history in our fortress, classified as part of the outstanding historical heritage of the

There are 3 museums within these historic walls: The Museum of the Life of the Lords of Lavaux in the 17th century, which shows how they lived in their sumptuous home.
The cellars, where the rural life of the Famenne is presented through everyday objects and costumes from the late 19th century.

The Museum of Nature and Hunting on the first floor, with its impressive collection of stuffed animals that reveal the wealth of wildlife found in the Famenne region. Hunting was an important pastime for the lords of Lavaux, and this dedicated space tells all about its history and the folklore associated with it.

One room is now dedicated to falconry thanks to the Club Marie de Bourgogne. Falconry was included by UNESCO in 2010 as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Outside the castle, beyond the moat, a wetland area has been created with lakes and reeds with birdwatching posts and viewing platforms connected by elevated walkways.

Visitors can explore the castle on their own or join a guided tour (by reservation) in French, English or Dutch.

Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

Time period
  • 1400s
  • Belgium, Namur
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Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne
  Rue du Château, 8 - 5580 Rochefort
  +32 84 388362

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