Unfortunately, the château is currently undergoing renovation. Part of its facade is therefore undergoing work, and the interiors are not open to visitors at the moment. Nevertheless, we were able to visit the very beautiful gardens. What’s more, two permanent indoor exhibitions are still available. Here you can admire Jehay’s rich furniture collection.
We toured the so-called “à l’italienne” park, which extends over several hectares. We started by touring the pleasure gardens. The grounds are truly beautiful. Some of the trees are listed. At the center of the park is a special place: an ice house. Built in the 19th century, it was used to store natural ice harvested during the winter.
Another special feature of the park to observe: rather erotic bronze sculptures are arranged along the paths. They are the work of the château’s last owner: Count Guy van den Steen. He was also responsible for the complete redesign of the gardens.
Count Guy van den Steen was also responsible for the complete redesign of the gardens.
Count Guy van den Steen was also responsible for the redesign of the gardens.