Crupet fortified house
From seigniorial farm to fortified house, its haughty silhouette dominates the entrance to the village of Crupet - Exceptional heritage of Wallonia - private property.
In the middle of a lake at the bottom of the valley, the massive silhouette of this medieval building, erected in the first half of the 13th century, stands out.
The fortified house has three levels of limestone rubble crowned by a timber and brick floor and a staircase turret, which later embraced the left-hand corner of the main façade.
Originally, the entrance door was preceded by a movable wooden bridge which has since been replaced by a small three-arched limestone bridge.
Only the north wing remains of the former moated farmhouse, which is now occupied by a barn and a stable.
The fortified house was listed as a monument and site in 1973.
For more information, see our heritage page.
The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 32 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.More information