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Belgium Chateau des Muscle (2017)

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The history of this castle, most of which was built in neo-traditional style, goes back to the 13th century. The building, which was mainly used as a holiday residence, was owned successively by various noble families, including the de Ligne family, who owned it until the end of the 15th century.


In the mid-19th century, the Order of Saint Bernards bought the castle and converted it into a monastery and a guest house by adding side wings that served as classrooms and convent rooms.
The sisters are also responsible for the construction of the impressive neo-Gothic chapel built between 1901 and 1902.

After the withdrawal of the nuns, the complex was sold in the 1960s to a trading company that still owns it today.
Due to the numerous renovations over time, the whole has become a gigantic complex.
There are only a few attractive rooms, such as the famous ballroom with chandelier and the small chapel.

Many rooms have lost their original shape due to the renovation.

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Really nice report there. We tried this a few years back and heard gunshots just as we arrived, promptly followed by a group of people running out of the property shouting "go, go, get out of here" to us, so we ran away too, chased by the gun-toting crazy caretaker. We didn't get in, that day!
 

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Really nice report there. We tried this a few years back and heard gunshots just as we arrived, promptly followed by a group of people running out of the property shouting "go, go, get out of here" to us, so we ran away too, chased by the gun-toting crazy caretaker. We didn't get in, that day!

I heard of some people that got chased by a guy with a crossbow!
 

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That's awesome
 

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Amazing report. I visited this summer and its so trashed, sadly.
 
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