04 January 2009

Château de Beloeil


When i was i Brussels in Summer 2008 i also made an Visit to Beloeil where i visited the Château the Residence of the Princely Family of Ligne. They have many connections to the Euopean Royal houses as the present Prince is married to HI & RH Princess Eleonore of Brazil and his mother Alixis a born Princess of Luxemburg, sister of the former Grand Duke Jean. And an aunt of the present Prince, Princess Yolanda was married to the late Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, one of the sons of the last Emperor of Austria Karl I.
The Château was erected during the 15th Century when the Family de Ligne made it's definitive move to Beloeil. It hten evolved from a monison to a frotress and finally to a Country House. A fire in 1900 destroyed the Château but not the 2 Side Wings before the Courtyard. The Château was then rebuild in 1906. The French-style Gardens go back to the 17th Century.




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View from the Castle on the Lake
and the Neptun Fountain



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The mirrors

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The ladies pond


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The Neptune's statue


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2 comments:

MandysRoyalty said...

Beautiful! How fortunate that you get to see these stunning places. Thank you for a great blog!

glamah16 said...

I am so happy to see you blogging. I remeber you from the boards and forums.