The name may cause some concern, especially when you're faced with the gloomy idea of this castle, but no, the Devil never lived in this 13th century fortress. Century after century, this place has been used for many purposes: Housing noble arsenal, monastery, school, Episcopal seminary ... Specifically, in 1623 it became an asylum for the mentally problematic and orphanage. In contrast, the other part was used as a prison or detention center.
Like Antwerp and Bruges, I fell in love at first sight. It is a beautiful town, with the melancholy from the medieval centuries. It has great spaces and extraordinary posts, where you can imagine yourself in a long dress with a shawl covering your shoulders. Both are Central European cities that you must visit.
The impressive castle on a rocky outcrop in the valley of Hoyoux, 14 km from Huy. Consists of 2 parts: the castle itself and the hotel (where I stayed one night). The Castle was built in the 13th century, although its current appearance is the result of the reforms introduced in the 17th century by Jean-Gaspard-Ferdinand de Marchin with very Frenchified taste. It's a huge castle, consisting of 20 rooms, each more impressive than the last. Particularly striking is the richly decorated walls and ceilings with stucco (Jean-Christian work Hansche), coffered ceilings, crown molding, and even the pedigree of Count Marchin. You can visit the dining room, the bedroom, the lounge... The rooms have period furniture, paintings, sculptures, tapestries. Collection of over a thousand pieces of nineteenth century porcelain from France, black marble fireplace, and pictures of Hercules.
Located in the highest part of the whole citadel, and in the vast forest that contains the Garden of flavorings, lies one of the most beautiful buildings in the city of Namur, it's castle, which now houses one of the most luxurious hotels. Romantically surrounded by roses, and right at the top, away from the hustle and unique surroundings. It also has a restaurant where you can taste local cuisine. Its a real treat to enjoy this landmark of the city of Namur!. Beautiful corner.