Visiting the castle and its three museums, deer park and gardens


A stroll around the castle is the perfect way to catch the echoes of past centuries. Come and experience some living history in our fortress, classified as part of the exceptional historical heritage in Wallonia… and take a trip back in time when you visit the cellars in the Keep!

Wander at your leisure through the 32 furnished and decorated rooms of the castle, including:

The Museum of the Life of the Lords of Lavaux in the 17th century, showing how they lived in their sumptuous home.
The cellars, where rural life in Famenne is presented through everyday objects, customs and festivals of the late 19th century.

The Museum of Nature and Hunting on the first floor, with its impressive collection of stuffed animals that reveal the wealth of wildlife to be found in the Famenne region.
Small children can dress up, and older ones are given a question sheet to complete.


Opening times:

The castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday all year round from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission at 4.45 pm). It is open 7 days a week between 1 June and 30 September, and on all school holidays and on public holidays (closed on 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January).

Entrance fees for the castle, french gardens and pond walk:

Adults: €8
60+/students: €7
Children (3 to 12 years old): €5 (including loan of costume during the visit)

VIP supporter’s card: €15 This card entitles you to unlimited visits to the site and a 10% reduction in the shop all year long. In addition you will be supporting our non-profit organisation!

Groups (15 people minimum)
Adults: €7,5
60+/students: €6,50
Children (3 to 12 years old): €4,50

Pond walk:

€2 per person

School visits:

Schoolchildren: €3,70 (free for accompanying adults)
Schools ‘Treasure hunt’: €4.50 + €40 per activity leader (duration 1 hour 30 minutes)
Download our educational leaflet here.

Children’s birthday event:

3 pm: Welcome to the castle (children dress up as princesses and knights – shhh, keep this a secret!)
3 to 4.30 pm: Activities (treasure hunt in the castle, outdoor games if time permits, and encounter with the fallow deer – which are also secret !!!)
4.30 to 5 pm: Birthday food (with cakes, drinks and plates provided by you) and present giving.
5 pm: parents arrive to collect their knights and princesses – the end of a wonderful afternoon!
100€ (maximum 15 children)


Museum of nature and hunting


As one season changes into another, nature unfolds its charms in the woods and countryside and along the banks of rivers and ponds.

On the first floor of the castle, an impressive collection of stuffed animals gives you a glimpse of the wide variety of fauna found in the Famenne region. Hunting was a major pastime for the lords of Lavaux, and this dedicated space tells you all about its history and folklore and the management of wild game.

One room is now dedicated to falconry thanks to the Club Marie de Bourgogne. Falconry was listed by UNESCO in 2010 as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


Pond walk


The wetland area consists of the pond, marsh and meadow.

This ecological zone has been reconstructed to recreate an ecosystem typical of the Famenne landscape of the late 19th and early 20th century.

This little haven for plants, insects, and birds helps preserve these vulnerable species that are becoming increasingly scarce, yet play essential roles.

Doing what we can to preserve the environment in our own small way is one of the objectives the castle team has set itself. We use no pesticides on the site, and a system of sponsorship has enabled us to create a conservation orchard containing 52 tall trees and to install beehives.

Duration of the walk: +/- 20 minutes


Advice:

There is disabled access to the French gardens and the pond walk. Pushchairs are not allowed in the castle (too many stairs). We love animals at Lavaux Castle, but dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and babies must be carried in your arms or in a carrier during the castle visit.

What visitors have to said


A castle you really shouldn’t miss.

This is a lovely castle with its three museums, French day and ecosystem park. And the price is very affordable too.



alaindereims

A reception to match the setting: WONDERFUL!

We discovered Lavaux Sainte-Anne Castle last year while looking for a reception venue for our wedding, and we immediately fell in love with this amazing place… The castle and its surroundings are splendid, and the warmth of the welcome is really exceptional! Definitely not to be missed!



Emeline K

Very beautiful, brilliantly maintained castle!

My husband and I had already visited the castle a few years ago, and admired and enjoyed the site. This time we went with our four grandchildren, aged between 7 and 13 years old. They all loved it! A real effort has been made to make the visit attractive to families: children can dress up (included in the entrance fee) as a knight or princess for the duration of the castle visit. There’s a question sheet in which they have to discover a ‘mystery word’ to make the visit more fun. Finally, the walk through the wetland zone in front of the castle provides some interesting information on the local flora and fauna.



Marienam2014

Superb building in perfect condition!

This wonderful place is well worth seeing! You can expect a warm welcome and plenty of explanation when you visit this small but very well maintained site. There’s a superb garden and majestic castle. Inside, you can explore a museum of rural life in the basement and lots of different rooms, the living quarters on the ground floor and exhibitions of local wildlife and hunting upstairs. There’s also a 3 km walk around the grounds. An excellent trip!



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