Castle of Corroy-le-Château (Belgium)
Wallonia See list of castles in Belgio
Corroy Castle, a major heritage of Wallonia, is a unique and exceptional example of fortification built at the end of the 13th century. It remained in a surprising state of preservation thanks to the continuity of its occupation and the fact that, from the beginning (around 1270), it was the most important building of this kind in the former Duchy of Brabant, representing almost the double on the surface of the two state castles of Count Florent V of Holland: Muiden and Medemblick.
Built on the map of the Louvre by Philippe Auguste, it has four corner towers, a large chapel projecting on the eastern rampart and a gatehouse, consisting of two towers (turrets) and a building. technique completing the dungeon of 1250.
With the exception of this building (destroyed between 1718 and 1743) and the southern rampart, all elements of the fortress remained in place. A barbican was added in the 15th century (restored in 1718) as well as residential buildings in the inner courtyard, during the modernization campaign of this austere complex at the beginning of the 18th century.
The interior, completely redone from the 18th to the 20th century, features high-quality classified decorations, such as a marble dining room from 1848, a vast Neo-Gothic vestibule and a painted canvas salon dating from the 1770s.
The castle is located on an artificial mound in the middle of a classified park of twelve hectares.