Discover Château de Warfusée, an 18the century gem located in the eponymous hamlet in the commune of Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse. Listed as one of Wallonia’s outstanding real estate heritage sites, this château offers a unique tourist experience.
The Château de Warfusée has a rich history dating back to the 12the century. It has been inhabited by such great families as the Haneffe, d’Enghien, de la Marck, de Corswaren, de Hamal, de Renesse, de Thiennes and de Bavière-Schagen. In 1707, Marie-Isabelle de Bavière-Schagen, through her marriage to François d’Oultremont, brought the château to the d’Oultremont family, who rebuilt it in the Louis XV style in 1755, as it stands today.
The Château de Warfusée is distinguished by its impressive exterior architecture. A majestic driveway leads to the monumental keep-porch, dating from 1622, which gives access to the courtyard of honor. The buildings lining the courtyard form a perfectly symmetrical square, representing the purest Neoclassical style. The château itself, built by Florent d’Oultremont, elder brother of the Prince-Bishop of Liège, Charles-Nicolas d’Oultremont, is topped by a bell tower housing a carillon. From the gently sloping park in front of the facade, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Meuse River, two kilometers away, which the château overlooks from 130 meters.
Inside the château, you’ll be transported back to the 18th century. An entire wing is devoted to the prince-bishop’s apartments, preserving his memory with a four-poster bed, velvet-covered seats and paintings of kings Louis XV and Louis XVI. Another salon is adorned with magnificent Audenaerde tapestries depicting the adventures of Don Quixote.