Castle of Corroy-le-Château

Castle of Corroy-le-Château
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Castle Facts:

Location: Corroy-le-Château, Gembloers, Belgium.
Built: 1220 and 1230.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
Notes: Castle of Corroy-le-Château (French: Château de Corroy-le-Château) is a medieval castle in the village of Corroy-le-Château and the municipality of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium. Originally built between 1220 and 1230 by William of Brabant, the castle is one of the best-preserved medieval buildings in Belgium, with gigantic round towers and a moat. After some eight hundred years in the possession of the descendants of William of Brabant, the latest of whom to live there is the Marquis de Trazegnies, a family dispute led to a court ordering the sale of the castle at public auction. In 2008 it was to be sold to the artist Wim Delvoye, who announced that he planned to turn it into a museum of modern art. However, the marquis managed to defeat the sale and retain ownership of his ancestral home.

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