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- Over KU Leuven
- KU Leuven 2013
The town of Bouillon lies close to the French border, in the south of the province of Luxemburg. Bouillon is most known for its fortified castle, that rises above town. The history of the castle can be traced back until the year 988, but it is generally believed to be constructed two centuries earlier. The castle was once owned by Godfry of Bouillon, leader of the first crusade to Jerusalem in the year 1096. The castle is a magnificent example of a medieval stronghold. In the castle, you will find a torture chamber with a rich collection.
Besides the castle itself, the visit takes us to the 'Archéoscope', where you can watch an audio-visual spectacle that recreates the first crusade. Besides that, there is also a museum in Bouillon where objects and paintings from the Middle Ages, the crusades and the Bouillon region are displayed.
Before heading back to Leuven, we will also visit the abbey of Orva, where we can taste the local beer and cheese.