New project: Château de Mirwart
After Château Jemeppe, a new project is now underway based on the same formula: Château de Mirwart. Currently in a poor condition, the castle will be fully restored to its former glory. The restoration is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The castle of Mirwart is located near St. Hubert, not far from Jemeppe. It sits on top of a rock in the Belgian Ardennes, and has a rich and turbulent history that dates back to the 10th century. Among its regular residents was the nobleman and later leader of the First Crusade, Godfrey of Bouillon (1060-1100), who perished in Jerusalem. Mirwart Castle acquired its current romantic form after the Middle Ages, principally since a major restructuring project in 1710.
The castle today is in a deplorable condition. As one of the most important monuments of Wallonia, architectural preparations are now underway to fully restore it to its early 18th century form.
The motto of ‘New life on old foundations’ will also apply to the restored Château de Mirwart. It will accommodate 45 elegant bedrooms, 4 spacious halls, salons and a wine cellar. The castle's authentic chapel will also be restored to its original state.
The castle is surrounded by 10 hectares of woods and offers a magnificent view across the Lomme River valley.