This castle was dominating the city of Beauraing, until on December 3rd 1889 over ight a huge fire only left the walls and towers, changing it into ruins. This was a tragic happening: the castle had been sold, and it's furniture was to be sold in Cologne. The workers who had to pack the stuff, had taken pertol lamps to have enough light... probably the cause of the fire.
But this was not the first time that the castle was seriously damaged:
- On May 22nd, 1436 the castle was the battleground between Jehan II of Herbigny and the bishop Liège.
- The major of Givet, a certain De le Colle, destroyed the castle during the French Revolution with his soldiers.
The French architect Mestral restaurated the castle (paid by the duke of d'Osana). At those days, the calste was very attractive. There were greenhouses with plants from all over the world... and even 2 monkeys. Quite some famous people visisted the castle... of which we name the future king of England...