Fortified Castle of Logne
Château Fort de Logne
Situated on a remarkable site along the Ourthe River, the fortified castle of Logne has always been the natural refuge of the inhabitants of the valley. Perched at the summit of a rocky spur carved through by caverns, it offers an exceptional view over the valley and the crests of the Ardennes.
From the 5th century, Germanic warriors allied to Rome were garrisoned here. During the 9th century, the site served as a shelter for monks from Stavelot fleeing the Normans. It later became the centre of a domain dependant upon the abbey, then fell into the hands of rogue lords, the la Marcks, better known as the “Sangliers des Ardennes” (the wildboars of the Ardennes). It was finally bombarded and destroyed by order of Charles Quint in 1521.
But the castle of Logne is also the lair of the “Gatte d’Or” (Golden Goat), a strange spectre, guardian of a fabulous treasure.
Discover the fortified castle, its subterranean passage, its Medieval section – a museum, a Romanesque chapel, a falconry show – and, of course, the treasure hunt.