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Open July 1 through August 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Timetable

From April 1 to June 30
Saturday, Sunday & public holiday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From September 1 to November 15
Saturday, Sunday & public holiday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From July 1 to August 31
Tuesday to Sunday & public holiday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last arrival: ¾ hour before closing

For groups, open during the whole year upon booking.

Rates

  • 9 € Adult.
  • 7,5 € Senior, adolescent, student.
  • 7,5 € Group with at least 20 participants or ready to pay 150 €.
  • Free Children (up to 12 years) when coming with their parents.

Services

  • Parking for busses, autos, bikes.
  • Mooring for boats.
  • Fresh drink & coffee dispenser during the season.
  • Souvenirs, books and postcards.
  • Dogs allowed on a leash only in the gardens.
  • Space provision

Access & Mobility

Freÿr is delighted to welcome all visitors. However, for persons with reduced mobility, there are certain limitations to what is possible in a listed historical residence and its gardens. The ground floor of the château and the lower garden are easily accessible to everyone. The first floor, on the other hand, is only accessible by the staircase and there are the difficulties of steps, sloping gardens and lawns in the upper garden.

 

GUIDED TOUR

Visitors with a smartphone can download a free guided tour to the château. There are also printed panels giving general information around various parts of the château. 

Guided visits can be organised on request.
 

 

Must See

The visitor approaches Freÿr by a majestic drive. The forest gives way to a garden, the main courtyard and finally the castle, in the Mosan Renaissance style.

The castle presents a refined and cosmopolitan decoration, which testifies to an important residence. But the visitor will also find photos, bouquets, souvenirs…, these clues to the life that a family sows in their home.

Finally, on the other side of the château, flowerbeds and arbours, ponds, fountains and orange trees unfold along varied perspectives: the “French-style” gardens, delicately set against the impressive backdrop of the Meuse and its cliffs.

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  • the main vestibule

    Don't miss the main vestibule, worthy of an Italian palace. The hunting scenes after the Antwerp painter Frans Snyders are grandiose, spread over two open floors.

    the main vestibule
  • The rococo chapel

    The rococo chapel is surprising in this renaissance ensemble. Sober and bathed in soft light, which inspires serenity. You can admire the 18th-century angel-stoup, carved in marble by Laurent Delvaux.

    The rococo chapel
  • A 18th century sedan

    A small carriage, an 18th century sedan, attracts attention. Now listed, this precious object has delighted generations of children who harnessed goats and ponies to it to conquer the gardens.

    A 18th century sedan
  • The Renaissance fireplace

    The Renaissance fireplace in the large dining room is impressive. It must be said that the winters along the Meuse can be cold and wet, and that on its banks, there is no shortage of wood.

    The Renaissance fireplace
  • The sitting rooms

    Among the many sitting rooms, let's mention the “King's” where, for the first time in Wallonia, a strange beverage was served: coffee. Another salon, that of “Marie-Christine” bears witness to the visit to Freÿr of the Governess of the Austrian Netherlands.

    The sitting rooms
  • The King's bedroom

    Upstairs, the King's bedroom attests to the stay of the Sun King who imposed his royal presence on Freÿr during the siege of Dinant.

    The King's bedroom
  • The gourmet earthenware

    A space is reserved for the gourmet earthenware from the collection of the Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation. They betray the taste of 18th century aristocrats for hunting and rural activities… and the know-how of craftsmen!

    The gourmet earthenware
  • The orange trees

    Particularity of the gardens of Freÿr: the orange trees, the oldest in Europe in planters. They perfume the gardens from May to November and then spend the colder months in the conservatories, which are the oldest in the ancient Netherlands.

    The orange trees
  • The Frédéric Saal pavilion

    The Frédéric Saal pavilion is a rococo masterpiece from which opens a majestic perspective on the river.

    The Frédéric Saal pavilion
  • The hornbeam hedges

    It is also the Meuse that the bifrontal busts of Paul-Louis Clyffé scrutinize… or is it the depths of the hornbeam hedges? They lend themselves to strolls... and marivaudage.

    The hornbeam hedges
  • The cradle of lime trees

    Along the farm, do not miss the overturned cradle of lime trees and the vegetable dome, proof of the know-how and patience of the gardeners.

    The cradle of lime trees

Book your visit

Book your tickets through our online ticketing.
Select the date of your choice in the calendar and click on "search" to reserve your entrance tickets.

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