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D'ARCHE

The castle of D'Arche goes back to the 13th century. It was part of the conflict between the Count of Namen and the Prince Bishop of Liege. In 1429 the castle was supplied with food and a garrison to withstand the coming acts of war.
One year later the armies of the city Huy take the castle of Ohey and Gesves before they besiege also Arche and conquer it. This was however a short victory as the castle became back property of the county Namen very shortly after.
The seigniory became property of the Fumal family who pas it on to the Le Loie family. Later it became property of the Crehen and finally the Quarré family who would keep it until the 18th century. In the 19th century the Woelmonts became castle lords and they sold it in 1904 to mister Tombeur. He was the great-grandfather of the current owner Henri Lechien. The current buildings date mostly back to the 17th and 18th century. It is private property but you can rent parts for weddings and other occasions.
The castle is situated only a few km from the castle farm of Courriere in the small village of Maillen.

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