History and information about Chateau De La Foret.
The castle is located in Moulbaix in the province of Hainaut. It was built by architect Desiré Athois Limburg in 1860 neo-Tudor style in order of Marquis Du Chasteler Oswald. The castle replaces an old house from 1502 and is built on the old feudal fortress, there are still found some remains of it in the castle. The castle has a total of 344 windows and is surrounded by a park of 62 hectares.Until 2007 it was occupied by Nadine Spoelberch (1922-2007), Countess d’Ursel, after that it has been sleeping and falling apart. Story goes that it is known as a haunted castle. New owners have fled the castle, there have been three suicides, two children disappeared and have never been found again and a burglar would have been found dead on the stairs. In September 2015 it was decided to sell the castle to the public. It is now sold and being reconstructed.
Then & now.
May 12, 2014. I really feel for the owners of this place… Failed the first time we’ve visited this beauty, had more luck the second time. I could have spend weeks in here and felt like a little kid in an enormous candy store ?. What an amazing place and what a blessing to have been here.
Nov 07, 2015. A dream for my son Bo! He has been talking about exploring ever since he could talk, so a chance to visit the famous chateau the legal way just had to be done! I’m happy I’ve visit this pearl in it’s urbex glory days but I forgot about the back of the castle back than… Happy I can also add this to my collection now. The chateau has been sold in 2016 and is now in the hands of a new owner. The place is locked up and all furniture is gone.
Very nice work, i like how you process the photos!
Thank you Christian, happy to hear that!
Really amazing pictures. I have never seen in real something like that castle.
What happend there? What is it’s story.
Beautiful pictures, sometimes a little goosbumpy, but most of them really beautiful 🙂
I’ve seen a lot of abandoned places these past 8 years but nothing like this one…
All I can say about it is that both parents passed away and the children couldn’t or maybe didn’t want to stay there.
Thanks for the kind words about my pictures, much appreciated 🙂
These pictures are beautiful!! I must say I was very happy to hear that someone has purchased the chateau and the furniture has been dealt with. Each picture I looked at, that was my first question… “What happens to all the beautiful furniture?”
Thank you for the kind words. I agree, I’m always happy when I find out a building has a new owner or it will be renovated 🙂
Thank you for sharing! It must have been spectacular in it’s day! It would be beautiful as a hotel!
No, thank you for taking the time to leave me a note 😉 I think it would be beautiful no matter what it would become and yes a hotel would also be great!
Thank You for sharing your beautiful adventure!
Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated 🙂
Thanks for these amazing pictures. You’re a very talented photographer. As a belgian citizen, I hope this castle is going te be restored with the respect it deserves.
Thanks a lot for your kind words, I really appreciate it 😀
From what I’ve seen it looks great so far.
Thank you all for so great website!
Thank you for the kind words 🙂
First and foremost my utmost appreciation for the way in which you manage to present all this beauty here on your website. I like to believe that these kind of visits are a true adventure in themselves and the photos you managed to take certainly belong at the top of urbex photography. I will undoubtedly return to this site from time to time. May I wish you lots of success and fun with your photography.
Kind regards, Rudi
Thanks you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it and I hope to see you again here soon.
Thanks for your visit and for leaving me your thoughts 🙂