Wibin-Gillard castle farm - My
The Wibin-Gillard castle farm stands at the entrance to My, in the extension of an avenue of remarkable plane trees - privately owned.
In the extension of the avenue of plane trees leading to the village, this monumental 18th and 19th century ensemble develops, over 100m long and 40m wide, a quadrilateral castle to which a square farm is attached.
A residence is mentioned as early as 1112. Overlooking the succession of ponds in the valley and surrounded by good land, the situation is ideal for the establishment of a defensive building and a farm.
Extended and altered over the centuries, the building was transformed in the 18th century in the manner of an Italian palace, with its neoclassical façade generously opening onto a terrace overlooking a lake and a landscaped garden. The splendour of the residence seems to have culminated in the 19th century with the intervention, in 1882, of G. Serrurier-Bovy, a world-renowned cabinetmaker.
At the rear, a neo-Gothic tower-porch gives access to the main courtyard. At the time, the castle was accessed from the south-west by an imposing driveway running alongside a vegetable garden and a succession of water features. All that remains today of these facilities are part of the ponds and the wooded foliage.
The castle is privately owned and cannot be visited.
For more information, see our heritage page.
Rue du Vieux Tilleul, 18/19 – 4190 Ferrières
MAISON DU TOURISME OURTHE-VESDRE-AMBLÈVE
Rue de Louveigné, 3 – 4920 Remouchamps
+32(0)43/84 35 44 8
OFFICE DU TOURISME DE FERRIÈRES
Rue de Lognoul, 6 – 4190 Ferrières
+32(0)86/40 99 69 8
FERME DE LA BOUVERIE
Rue de la Bouverie, 1 – 4190 Vieuxville
+32(0)86/21 20 33
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