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VÍves Castle

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VÍves Castle (photo by Jean-Pol Grandmont - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
Ch‚teau de VÍves.


Located in Celles, near Dinant, the medieval castle of VÍves looks like it has fallen off the pages of a fairy-tale book. Though not huge, it is particularly picturesque, as is the village of Celles and its old Romanesque church.


The earliest mention of Vêves was as a fief of Pepin of Herstal in the 8th century. The Beaufort family (see Spontin) built the present castle in 1410 on the top of rock formation.


It is composed of a dungeon and six towers covered by pointed roofs. The inner courtyard has a contrasting early 18th century facade and is flanked by a half-timbered two-storey gallery.

The interior of the castle is as worthwhile as the outside, with a collection of refined furniture dating from the late Middle Ages to the 18th century.

The castle is the property of the Counts of Liedekerke-Beaufort, descendants of the original Lords of Beaufort.

Castle of VÍves (©

Opening Hours & Admission

The castle is open daily from April to October, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (until 5:00 pm in April and October). It is closed on Mondays, except in July and August and on national holidays.

Admission is 5 € for adults and 3 € for children.

How to get there

Vêves is located near the village of Celles, on the N94 between Dinant and Ciergnon. You will need your own wheels to get there.

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