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This charming chateau goes back at least 300 years. Amand Bouvier buys the estate in 1860 and he expands it and lays out a new garden. When Bouvier dies in 1900 he leaves his estate to his nephew Alfred. But he is not interested in the castle so decay sets in. During the Second World War the Germans use it as their headquarters until they are chased out by the Americans during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. After the war the castle falls into disrepair again. In the summer of 2005 the castle is bought by Freddy Lodomez who starts a massive restoration campaign which went on for three years. During these restorations a well was found that apparently dates back to the 11th century. The chateau is now a luxury hotel.

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