This pre-industrial site located near the valley of the Laclaireau stream was officially mentioned for the first time in 1444. Several ironmasters succeeded one another until the property became patrimony of the de Briey family at the end of the 18th century.
The present-day castle is located on a hill 500 metres away from the original castle which was destroyed by a fire during the French Revolution. It was built between 1852 and 1855 by the Parisian architect A. Decloux for Camille de Briey, minister of king Leopold I.
The front, modeled into three bays on two levels, was erected in Bajocian limestone. The hip roof features elegant dormer windows. Above the main door we find a light-catching oriel window with an ornately carved parapet on top. Two perfectly integrated lightly protruding wings were added in 1877. The de Briey family left the castle in 1977. It was purchased by Mrs Monique Boulangé-Bertinchamps who bequeathed it to the “Fondation Demeures et Châteaux“, its present owner which is in charge of the restoration.