Freÿr : Castel and gardens on the Meuse
On the initiative of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Bonaert and "friends of the castle", La Roche Courbon has twinned with the castle of Freÿr on the Meuse near Dinant in Belgium.
Nestling in a meander of the Upper Meuse River, facing cliffs carved out by the river, the château and gardens of Freÿr form an elegant ensemble in a majestic decor that has been officially recognised as ‘Exceptional Walloon Heritage’. Among the many famous people to have been attracted by the charm of Freÿr are Louis XIV, Stanislas Leszczynski, Marie-Christine of Austria and Prince Naruhito of Japan.
Freÿr has gracefully witnessed the lives of 20 generations of men and women who have cared for, embellished, extended, re-built and restored it, but without ever leaving it. The gates to the estate were opened to the general public in the spirit of sharing a family home as well as a place of culture and well-being.
Remembrance of the Twinning on September 21, 2007 with:
Mr. and Mrs. Axel Bonaert, Mr. and Mrs. Jean Hublet, Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Sébert.