The strange tower gate of Brasschaat

In 1830 Baron Jean-Michel Havre build the park "De Mik" It was his intention to make the whole garden as an English landscape garden. But the construction of the garden also involved the construction of a gate with drawbridge in medieval style.

The gate, with two round towers and battlements, was an imitation of the "Porte d'Auron 'in the French city of Bourges. The gate became a protected monument in 1981. The park and his castle with towergate bridge is open to the public and can be found in the town of Brasschaat, in the north of city Antwerp.