Monday, February 18, 2019

Armand Roelants duVivier

From the regional headquarters of the Teutonic Order in the 13th century to a dramatic fire that set the place ablaze in 1971 ... Every stone of the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen emanates European history.
Today the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen is a unique heritage site, an international cultural and conference centre and one of the finest gems of Haspengouw.
Everyone knew the former owner, Squire Armand Roelants duVivier, a.k.a. ‘Lord Biesen’. Throughout his life, he fought to maintain the massive property and keep it intact. Gardening, repairing roofs, fixing the plumbing ... He did everything himself and no one could stop him.

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