CASTLE OF GRAND-BIGARD, BRUXELLES

The castle in the village of Grand Bigard (Groot-Bijgaarden), 7 km from Brussels, is surrounded by a large moat, its deep waters reflect the centuries-old beech trees. A five-arch bridge, headed by two heraldic lions from 17th century, leads the visitor to the drawbridge that gives access to the fortified[…]

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HÔTEL DE LA ROCHE, MONS (HAINAUT)

  The town house was built following the Parisian model, i.e between courtyard and garden, on land originally occupied by three houses bought in 1750 by Pierre-Joseph de la Roche, the new legal counsel of the city, that he demolished. The architectural concept was directly inspired by the greatest contemporary[…]

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