Beloeil Castle, the ancestral home of the prince de Ligne, has been called, with some justification, the "Versailles of Belgium." It is, quite simply, magnificent. The castle sits amid French-style gardens in its own park, on the shores of an ornamental lake. For more than a thousand years, the de Ligne family has lived in the grand style that pervades these vast rooms, filled with priceless antiques, paintings by the Masters, historical mementos (among them a lock of Queen Marie Antoinette's hair), and more than 20,000 books, many of them rare editions.
Château de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle)
Rue du Château 11, Beloeil, Belgium
Our Rating Neighborhood Beloeil (22km/14 miles northwest of Mons) Hours Easter to June and Sept Sat-Sun and holidays 1-6pm; July-Aug daily 1-6pm Phone 069/68-94-26 Prices Admission: château and park 10€ adults, 9€ seniors and ages 12–18, 5€ children 6-11, free for children 5 and under; park only 4€ adults, 3€ seniors and children 12-18, 2€ ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under Web site Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle)
MapRue du Château 11 Beloeil Belgium Mons
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