Monday, July 12, 2010

Leers-et-Fosteau ...

... Trou de Leers ...

... The fortified farmhouse of Fosteau, standing proud
and isolated on a plateau in the Hainaut countryside,
is a 14th century walled fortress ...
source: tourisme wallonie

... The impressive four-sided building, flanked by
pepper-pot towers, grew over the centuries with
the addition of annexes and outbuildings. ...
source: tourisme wallonie

... formerly reached through a drawbridge across a moat ...

... The buildings which have been preserved date
from the 14th to the 19th centuries and
...

... are arranged around an 18th century fortified courtyard ...

... a haven of calm ...

... bronze draft horse at the courtyard ...

Fosteau Castle ... (EN)
by chateaufosteau.be - official site
... French gardens ...
... antiques, art, Persian carpets exhibition
during the whole year in a historic setting ...


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