Chateau De La Foret

History and information about Chateau De La Foret.

The castle is located in Moulbaix in the province of Hainaut. Itย was built by architect Desirรฉ Athois Limburgย 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 beenย 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…ย 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! Heย 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!ย I’m happy I’ve visit this pearl in it’s urbex glory days but I forgot about the backย 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.

Movie and voice over by Bo โค.

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14 Responses

  1. Very nice work, i like how you process the photos!

  2. Judith says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angelique says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sean says:

    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?”

    • Angelique says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Katrina Gipson says:

    Thank you for sharing! It must have been spectacular in it’s day! It would be beautiful as a hotel!

    • Angelique says:

      No, thank you for taking the time to leave me a note ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think it would be beautiful no matter what it would become and yes a hotel would also be great!

  5. Jerrie says:

    Thank You for sharing your beautiful adventure!

  6. Isabelle says:

    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.

    • Angelique says:

      Thanks a lot for your kind words, I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜€
      From what I’ve seen it looks great so far.

  7. Gary Pan says:

    Thank you all for so great website!

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