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Registered on the list of the exceptional Inheritance of Wallonia, the castle of Jehay is a remarkable example of castle of pleasure. The current complex consists of three volumes distinct, girdled water levels and connected by bridges spanning the ditches. Rebuilt mainly at the medium of XVIe C., it still preserves some traces of older constructions. At West, for example, the main building rests on the foundations of a medieval strong house and, in the cellars, of the vaults and columns of XIIIe S. are still visible. The castle presents a particular aspect: the apparatus of the external frontages and the two turns draws a checkerwork made up of blocks of limestone and sandstone hardcores. The interior frontages giving on the court were deeply altered with XIXe C., a gallery and a terrace with balustrade of neo-gothic inspiration was inserted there. At North draws up the parish church Saint-Lambert flanked of a square tower later and surrounded of a small cemetery. Property of the family van den Steen since 1680, you will be able to admire there a rich person collection of uvres of art, of which sculptures of the count Guy van den Steen.

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