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Week-end des Pars et Jardins de Wallonie 2017 - 10 et 11 juin
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Parc du Château de Modave  

Practical information

Rue du Parc, 4
4577 Modave
Tel. : +32 (0)85 41 13 69

Charges: entrance to the park is free
Guided visits in French, Dutch, German and English available upon reservation: 45 €.
Opening times: from 1 April to 15 November every day from 10.00 to 18.00 (closed on Mondays that are not public holidays).
No admission after 17.00

Legend of the silver statues in Modave park

In 1792, the impact of the Revolution was felt in the outskirts of Hoyoux. The last of the Montmorencys, owners of the castle, feared for the safety of some of the treasures housed at Modave. Local history recounts that he was particularly attached to twelve silver statues representing the Hours. These were powerful works of art, wonderfully sculpted.


One night in 1792, M. de Montmorency, accompanied by five trusty men, fled into the depths of the woods in the vast hundred hectare park and hid the twelve silver statues. The treasures were never dug up and the earth guards its secret to this day.
Montmorency died without having opened up the hiding place. One after the other, the nocturnal collaborators passed away. None of the three were willing to tell ... And when the fourth lay on his deathbed, around 1850, he too was urged to reveal the hiding place. But he turned his face to the wall, saying «  Les aut's sont mwerts sins rin dire. D'ji n'dirai rin nin pus ... » (The others died without telling, so I'm not saying anything either).
Based on a text by Abel LURQUIN published in 1926 in « La gazette de Huy »


In the area

Huy district Tourist Office

Situated near a large water catchment and on a rocky promontory, the site overlooks the Hoyoux valley. The whole area extends across the heart of a 450 hectare nature reserve. This formal park, redesigned in the 19th century, and gardens lie at the side of the castle. The garden with its rose beds is enclosed by yew hedges.

Everyone is welcome!

Family visits: the park and of course the castle, with its beautifully designed interiors, feature a lovely display of Mosan art, ideal for a family visit. All sorts of events for families are held throughout the year.


Garden lovers: This formal park, redesigned in the 19th century, and gardens lie at the side of the castle. The garden with its rose beds is enclosed by yew hedges


First visit to an "outstanding" garden: the natural environment surrounding the park and the castle is in itself worth exploring. Nature and history lovers will find lots to marvel at.

Plan of the gardens

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Fotos of the gardens

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