8 Jun 2008

WEEKLY WINNERS - CHATEAU DE VEVES

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Thursday I visted the Chateau de Vêves, near Dinant, a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse in the Belgian province of Namur. It is a beautiful little town and sticks right away to rocks. See post below. The castle was constructed in the 15th century and looks like this :


Unfortunately the day was grey and without sunshine.



This bell hang at the big entrance door



copperplate prints at the wall



A poor deer's head was hanging in one of the rooms



displays of prints and coins



a nice and comfortable suit for shopping !



A huge fireplace with beautiful rough mosaic on the floor



The staircase






stone bullets



a place to play cards



The dining table



a little chapel



An old squeezing machine for cider



the kitchen with an open fire



and the blower

Today the owner's family still lives in there, but in a modernized part of the Castle of course.

16 comments:

Caledonia said...

Lovely castle!

secret agent mama said...

That looks like a wonderfully historic place!!

Annie said...

How beautiful - I love the bell, and the fireplace, and the stairs - they are gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I really like that castle! :)

And did you know that "gray" days are actually better for photography than bright, sunny days?

maggie's mind said...

Oh, wow, I love the staircase and the fireplace. These are awesome shots!

Connie said...

Amazing historical pics! My fave is the dining table~very pretty :)

Jenty said...

What a picturesque castle!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Those are all great! Thanks for sharing your travels with us!!

HRH said...

What a neat place! My favorite is the fireplace...it looks like a lovely place to sit and enjoy an evening (if you live in a castle).

Rachel said...

I love castles and hope someday I can see one in person! Thanks for the great tour of this one!

Junebug said...

Very cool castle. It would be nice to live near castles!!
I believe that might be a moose head in your picture. :D

vlado&toni said...

why is there in every castle i have been to there is always a poor deer's head? nice castle though :) i love the first picture, although the weather was grey, the picture was beautiful :)

jientje said...

I love anything old, churches, castles ... Great post!

claudie said...

Hello Gattina!
I was so curious to look for the castle you spoke about! You make me think to the film Les Visiteurs! I would like one day to sleep a night in a such place!

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Did you also saw 'Château de Noisy'? It is nestled in the woods. From a window of the Château de Vêves' can you see it!

noisyfan said...

Hello!

Did you also saw 'Château de Noisy'? It is nestled in the woods. From a window of the Château de Vêves' can you see it!