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NEUVILLE SOUS HUY

Knight Lambertus van Olne who was lord of the village built the current castle in 1705. Prince Eugéne Francois Charles Lamoral de Ligne who also owns the chateau of Beloeil, acquired the chateau around 1860. He would entertain the important people of that time in the castle while he trained his racing horses in the park. The castle stays in the de Ligne family until 1917.
In 1918 the domain is turned into a camp for Italian prisoners of war. During WWII the Germans confiscate the castle and after the war it becomes property of the Belgian state. The chateau is turned into a school for children who parents don't have a permanent address. The school closes its doors in 1995.
At the moment the castle is a hotel / restaurant. It can be visited in that function and you can view it from the public road.

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