Bouillon Castle

Bouillon Castle (French: Château de Bouillon) is a medieval castle located in Wallonia in the town of Bouillon in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium.

Bouillon Castle
Château de Bouillon
Belgium
La ville de Bouillon et son château-fort.JPG
The Castle, above the modern town of Bouillon
Bouillon Castle is located in Belgium
Bouillon Castle
Bouillon Castle
Coordinates49°47′34″N 5°03′55″E / 49.7927°N 5.0653°E / 49.7927; 5.0653
TypeCastle
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes

Although it was mentioned first in 988,[1] there has been a castle on the same site for a much longer time. The castle is situated on a rocky spur of land within a sharp bend of the Semois River.

Illustration of Godfrey of Bouillon (central figure) from William of Tyre's Histoire d'Outremer, in the care of the British Museum

In 1082, Bouillon Castle was inherited by Godfrey of Bouillon, who sold it to Otbert, Bishop of Liège in order to finance the First Crusade. The castle was later fitted for heavy artillery by Vauban, Louis XIV's military architect in the late 17th century.

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  1. ^ Bouillon at castles.org

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Coordinates: 49°47′34.5″N 5°03′56.5″E / 49.792917°N 5.065694°E / 49.792917; 5.065694