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Chateau de Chimay

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Address: Rue du Chateau 14, Chimay 6460, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 60 21 45 31
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Today
14:30 - 15:40
15:45 - 17:00
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 14:30 - 15:40
Sun - Sat 15:45 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dating back over one thousand years, Chimay Castle has been the stage of...

Dating back over one thousand years, Chimay Castle has been the stage of many major events in European history. The 23 counts, princes and dukes who have reigned over the Principality without disruption since 1437 were often major players in these conflicts.

You can enjoy visiting the Castle and meeting with its past and present inhabitants thanks to a new, interactive multimedia tour and exciting 3D show. Other delights include a programme ofmusical events, held at the Castle Theatre.

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Really good experience

We visited but he highlight was actually spending time with the 90 year old princess (she was not part of the tour, but we stopped to talk to her outside). Lovely graceful who was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Frenchypa
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited but he highlight was actually spending time with the 90 year old princess (she was not part of the tour, but we stopped to talk to her outside). Lovely graceful who was grateful that two Australians sought her out for conversation

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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The chateau is still a family home, and the interior is gorgeous. Several rooms are open to the public, including a theatre where visitors can see an informative (if corny) 3-D video about its history. The Princess Elisabeth was there during our visit, welcoming visitors and answering questions. Guests are given iPads with choice of language, to use for a... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Visited castle guides on tablets to allow you to investigate at your own pace. A video covers a brief history. We were very fortunate to see and talk to princess Elisabeth. She speaks excellent English an has an amazing sense of humour. An amazing building in which only 4 families have lived there. Well worth a visit👍

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Thank David A
Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a great chateau tour. The iPad makes it informative for those of us who have no prior knowledge of this area or the families who live here. The 3D theater presentation was fun. We were selected to sit in the VIP box.

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Thank chawinflut
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Although small this chateau is in the town of Chimay and extremely well organised. It has been well thought-out with i-Pads to use that can orientate to wherever you point them in the room. There is an excellent film show in the castle theatre at the end. Recommended highly

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Thank Jonathan H
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is the €9,- worth, iPad-tour with augmented reality-features, a 3D-film in a lovely theatre. The owners really make you feel at home in their château. It has an interesting history which is explained in the tour and nice film. All in all, a must see when you're in the neighborhood.

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Thank ClaudiaBliss
Anne-Sophie G, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We thank you for your comment on the Château de Chimay! Indeed everyone gets an iPad for the visit of the Castle to learn more about the Princes living there. Thank your again! More 

Belgium
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

So I'm going to write this in English instead of Dutch, so lots of people can understand what I'm saying, lol! When I looked this up, I read a lot of negative reviews, we almost didn't go because of that! But I'm so glad we did. What makes this castle so special is that the princess of Chimay, together with... More 

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Anne-Sophie G, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this review

Madam, We thank you for your delightful comment! Even if the Castle is still inhabited by the Princes of Chimay (and also the ghosts, but that's another story ;-)), we try to give our visitors a good insight of the events that were played in the Castle. Indeed the Princess Elisabeth comes every afternoon to see the visitors and her... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Chateau is very impressive and dates back to the 11th Century. The visual and audio guides which are run on iPads were really helpful. I will definitely be going again.

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1 Thank Robert H
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

In a really good interactivity with their iPad system and their 3D show in the theatre, we had a really a really nice visit thanks to Jean-Louis and the Princess of Chimay (who told us stories about her scottish ancestors and the invention of the Michelin's tyre). The castle is really lovely and we recommend it for the people who... More 

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1 Thank Aude B
Anne-Sophie G, Responsable réception at Chateau de Chimay, responded to this review

Madam, We thank you for your comment on the Château de Chimay. Indeed, the interactivity is the main word to describe the Castle! More 

london
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Situated in the historic town of Chimay, known for it's beer, the Chateau is a great place to visit. instead of a guide your are given an interactive touch screen, like an ipad, which takes you around the rooms.At the end of the tour there is a visit to a small theatre in which you see a 3d film about... More 

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