This castle is an outstanding example of Mosan Renaissance architecture, a subtle compromise between military constraints and the splendour of a princely residence (sixteenth century).
Overlooking the Meuse valley, the ruins of the castle of Hierges open its doors.
You will discover its architecture, its ruins and its gardens, in other words, you will be in the heart of the Renaissance style.
Shaped since the 9th century by successive owners, the castle of Hierges played an very important role in the transmission of Byzantine knowledge during the Crusades' return.
This castle was also at the heart of power struggles between Charles V and François 1st.
Residence of illustrious men, this fortress was a place of intrigues, power games and strategies thatinfluenced the history of this region.
From the 9th century to the present day, you will discover, during your visit, more than one thousand years of history
... and most of all... stories and tales which will take you go back in time.
From June 1st to September 30th
from Wednesday to Friday: 2:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Departure on the square in front of the village church.
Points of sale :
- Tourist Office in Givet, 10 Quai des Fours
- Tourist office in Vireux-Wallerand Tourist, Place du Château
- Zen attitude shop in Hierges, 33 rue Roger Renard
Further information : www.chateaudehierges.com