Malbrouck Castle



brief description: 

the Château de Malbrouck was built at the beginning of the 15th century. Its architecture has barely changed over the centuries - only in the 1990s has the castle been entirely renovated by the Moselle Regional Council, its present proprietor. Malbrouck Castle owes its name to the English military genius John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, whom the French nicknamed Malbrouck. In June of 1705, during the War of the Spanish Succession, he set up headquarters in the then called Château de Manderen to prepare his invasion of France. Malbrouck's plans failed, but the castle has since kept the name of its notorious occupant, who was also immortalised in the popular French children's song Malbrouck s'en va-t-en guerre (Malbrouck Goes Off to War) - a widespread tune which served as the forerunner to, amongst others, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. The castle has 4 corner towers (3 rectangular, 1 round), which are all accessible to the public. The Château de Malbrouck offers a rich variety of exhibitions, demonstrations, and information on all aspects of life in ancient times (such as, e.g., craftsmanship)

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
March, April, September - December on weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on holidays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. May - August on weekdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on weekends from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. For private festivities, the castle can also be m
museum, tourism
the castle has been entirely renovated and is in excellent condition.
interior architecture: 
the spaces which are accessible to the public are mainly being used for museum purposes. In addition, the castle disposes of 2 large reception halls, which can be furnished according to requirements
Background noise: 
Malbrouck Castle is situated on the outskirts of town, on a hill, surrounded by open fields and woodland. The closest neighbour (a farm) is located at a linear distance of approx. 300 m from the castle
2 lifts available
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
Malbrouck Castle disposes of a kitchen, which can be used for catering purposes after consultation
if necessary, additional facilities can be made available for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc.
Filming experience: 
numerous television productions


coming from Saarbrücken, take the A620 motorway going in the direction of Luxembourg. Take the Perl exit going in the direction of Thionville. After you will have passed the village of Apach, turn left onto the D64 secondary road going in the direction of Manderen. From there on, you will already see the castle coming from Metz on the A31 motorway, direction Luxembourg, take exit no. 37.2 going in the direction of Trier. After you will have passed the village of Sierck les Bains, turn right, following the direction of Manderen. From there on, you will already see the castle
the closest train stations are Sierck les Bains and Perl


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
sufficient spaces for approx. 100 vehicles (cars and buses) available next to the castle
electricity supply: 
power connections are available throughout the castle and have been used during prior television productions
water supply: 
several water connections are available in the inner courtyard


Marie-Alix Fourquenay