vendredi 11 novembre 2011

Le château de Mirwart, enfin sauvé...


Le Château de Mirwart, Malgré l'état qu'il présente aujourd'hui, ce château retrouvera bientôt toute sa splendeur d'antan. L'intention est de terminer ces travaux de restauration en 2014.

Le château de Mirwart est proche de St. Hubert en Ardennes Belge. Il a été construit sur une colline de roche solide. Ce château possède un possède un passé riche ey mouvementé qui commence au dixième siècle. Il a régulièrement hébergé celui qui fut par la suite le grand chef de la première croisade, le gentilhomme Godfefroy de Bouillon( 1060-1100), qui mourut à jérusalem. C'est après le Moyen-âge que le château de Mirwart présente son architecture romantique actuelle, cette période étant couronnée par une grande rénovation en 1710.

Le château est aujourd'hui dans un état déplorable. Le préparatifs architectoniques sont actuellement en cours pour restaurer entièrement Mirwart, l'un des principaux monuments historiques de Wallonie, et lui faire retrouver sa splendeur du début du dix-huitième siècle.

Le salon bleue en 1970

Le salon bleue en 2010

La chapelle en 1970

La chapelle en 2010

Pour voir une petite vidéo du château de Mirwart, cliquez ici: 

Source images: moi même et

Bon weekend



15 commentaires:

  1. It is sad to see such a magnificent piece of history and architecture in this sad state, but heartening to know that it is being restored to its former glory. Perhaps I will able to visit it one day?
    Warm regards

  2. Hello Jérome:
    How fortunate it is that for this magnificent chateau there would appear to be a happy outcome and that within the next two years it will be restored to its former splendour.

    Alas, as you will be aware, the same cannot be said for many similar buildings here in Hungary and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

  3. Oh gosh, a lot of restoration work needed there, but what an exquisite location and interior... love your blog even though I can't read all the French.

  4. Jerome- Your first two photos are stunning!

    How I wish I could help restore the chateau! I agree- it is heartening to see that it will once again be beautiful.

  5. Jerome,

    What I find so amazing about such imposing structures as this, is that they were created with not much more than bone and muscle, human and animal working together in creation. Such buildings should be preserved, if not for their architecture then a monument to the nameless laborers whose sweat was as important as the mortar and stone. I am glad to you report this chateau is to be saved and resored.

    Hoping you have a wonderful late fall weekend. – gary

  6. Shocking how after only forty years this once stately home has fallen so far into disrepair. I'm glad to read it'll be returned to its formal glory.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Hello Jerome

    That is good news and we so rarely hear of restoration of this nature. There are many cuts in budgets which disallow this work.


  8. This is very good news Jérôme!!!! Beautiful château!! I have to visited it in 2014!!! Bon weekend!!

  9. Hello Jerome!

    What a stunning gem and I am happy indeed that it will be restored! 2014 seems to be a very optimistic date for restoring something so destroyed but I sure hope it happens! :)


  10. Hello, Jerome - Isn't it amazing that a building can stand for many hundreds of years and then nearly perish in 40!? There seems to be more work here than can be accomplished in three years, but I hope it can be done.

  11. when ever we lose a historical building
    it is the greatest tradgedy.
    this great news!!

  12. Dear Jerome,
    I agree with Ann!
    Would love to see the Chateau when restoration is completed. Oh well, maybe one day....


  13. A wonderful building, so beautiful "dans son jus" but it's great news that it will be restored to its former glory!

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