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PIETREBAIS

Castle Piétrbais is not located in the nearby hamlet with the same name but in the village of Grez-Doiceau. There are no records on when this castle was exactly built. The name of the family Grez goes back to the 10th century and it is possible that they already had a stronghold on this spot. What is certain is that the Lord Englebert de Grez owned this castle in 1376. At the end of the same century the house passes to the Rivieren and Baillet families.
In 1450 it is bought by the d'Oultremont family who would keep it for several centuries. They sold it in the middle of the 17th century to Lamoral van den Berghe. His son would remodel the castle at the end of the 17th century.
Charles de Looz-Corswaren bought the castle around the year 1800. Notary Edouard Beauthier bought the castle in 1864 and restores it. His heirs still own the castle.
So the castle is private property but can be viewed from the public road. It is a accumulation of several building styles. The most interesting part is the medieval keep.

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