“The theatre is what makes our castle exceptional,” beams Prince Philippe. The breathtaking venue was conceived in
1863 by renowned architects Cambon and Lefuel. Its elegant, Louis XV-style decor is inspired by the Château de Fontainebleau in France, another of Lefuel’s masterpieces. The theatre put Chimay on the musical map and welcomed artists from across the world. Now classified as a historical monument, the theatre continues to host concerts. “We really want to develop the music even more this year,” enthuses Prince Philippe. Concerts sell out quickly, with the theatre even offering a hotel pick-up service to collect tourists staying in Brussels and transport them to and from shows.

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