Château du Fosteau

Rue du Marquis, 1 - 6530 Thuin - Mons   see map - Contact
The castle of the Fosteau is a medieval fortified house dating from 1350 city of Leers-et-Fosteau, in the province of Hainaut, in the region of Wallonia in Belgium. over time became a residential castle. Sale of furniture, paintings, works of art from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Château du Fosteau History

At the top of a ripple, the imposing silhouette of the castle of Fosteau looms. This extraordinary complex, dotted today with 7 towers, gathers around a large polygonal courtyard, a fortified house from the late 14th century and a fortified courtyard from the 17th century, remodeled in the 18th and 19th centuries.

At that time the castle was a fortified palace with a rectangular moat and was owned by a Simon or Wauthier de Semonsies, a local noble. His eldest daughter, Jeanne, married Jean I de Sars probably shortly before 1400. Four generations of Knights of Sars succeeded one another here.

A second farm was annexed to it around 1839. A sober French garden descends in successive terraces to a small lake. The visitor's attention will be focused mainly on the fortified house, isolated by a dry moat.

This building has 3 levels on a chanfrainé base. The first two levels were built in limestone in the 14th-15th century, while the last was built in brick in 1599. The openings on the courtyard were remodeled in the 19th century, with the exception of 3 cross windows. The fortified house contains the prestigious Hall of the Knights one of the finest Gothic halls in Belgium. The castle and its outbuildings have been classified as a monument and the surrounding area as a site since 1979.
Currently the Château de Fosteau is privately owned but it can be

In the various halls of the castle, Belgian and French regional furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary art objects and Persian carpets are displayed and offered for sale.

Château du Fosteau

Time period
  • Middle Ages
  • Belgium, Mons
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Château du Fosteau
  Rue du Marquis, 1 - 6530 Thuin
  +32 71 592344

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