Parks and Gardens

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Lluís Enric Mayans

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Brussels is one of the greenest European capitals. But make no mistake, each garden has very different benefits. Here is what to adapt your choice according to your desires:

The Parc de Bruxelles: Ideal for showing off and meeting people

It is the busiest park in the city. In summer, many open-air concerts are organized there.

Laid out in the French style at the end of the 18th century, it dates from the same period as the Place Royale.

Leaving the park, continue your walk to it then head towards the Mont des Arts and discover the magnificent perspective of the Lower Town.

Also discover our activity: Private tour of Brussels

The Sonian Forest: Ideal for family outings

It is much more than a park in the city. In a few minutes, you find yourself in the middle of the forest without having to go too far from Brussels.

Do your children ask you too many questions about tree bark, deer habitat or accuse you of being lost?

You will find maps and all the educational sheets you will need to prepare your outing on the Soignes forest site

The Botanical Gardens: Ideal for lovers

They are a real haven of peace in the heart of the city. Impress the chosen one of your heart by explaining to him that the gardens are organized in terraces of French, Italian then English style.

They are not very big but offer enough shaded paths to be quiet and not enough clearings to be disturbed.

You will first have to pass the first terraces.

Watch out for the other part of the gardens along the road, they are much too noisy. Access by metro, “Botanique” station.

Leopold Park: Ideal for expats

Located in the heart of the European district, Leopold Park is an attractive green spot for expatriates working in the surrounding area.

It is also the best place in the area to take a break in the middle of a day of visiting the institutions.

The Bois de la Cambre: Ideal for jogging

Between the horse rides, the ice rink and the fishermen, you can run on pleasant paths along the lake. The park extends over 123 hectares, and owes its name to the Abbaye de la Cambre, nearby in the municipality of Ixelles.

Practical information
Official site of the Forêt de Soignes (educational sheets, maps)
Official website of the Parks and Gardens of the Brussels-Capital Region

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