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“Most beautiful forest on the outskirts”
Review of Foret des Soignes

Foret des Soignes
Ranked #11 of 400 things to do in Brussels
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Most beautiful forest on the outskirts”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Attached to le Bois de la Cambre, just in the middle of Brussels posh area, beautiful forest well-kept (much better than the roads!) full of nice lanes for horses, bikers, runners, families and lovers. As far away from le Bois you go, the more quiet it gets. Don't let your dog run freely, you'd never see it again.

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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Magnificent in autumn”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

During fall, this large forest (for an urban forest) is shining of all the colours of the falling leaves. I prefer walking, but you can also jog, ride horses, or bike. If you have no car, the easiest is to go to Hermann-Debroux. From there, I recommend to go to the little Bassem street, where you'll find the entrance of the little-known Bergoje park. Follow the only path, and after crossing the Chaussée de Wavre/Waverse steenweg you'll arrive in Rouge-Cloitre, a beautiful former monastery with a sequence of lakes. Continue (f you are not yet tired) to get in the main part of the forest. Or you can also go to the right after the football fields, under the highway bridge to visit the Château des Trois Fontaines. It is useful to take a map or a GPS, you can easily get lost. Another possibility is to take tram 44 that crosses part of the forest, and walk from there to the right to also get in Rouge-Cloître. (on the left, you would get out of the forest rapidly in Woluwé-Saint-Pierre). A very different access is to visit the Bois de la Cambre and continue from there.

Visited November 2013
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Bologna, Italy
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

One of the most beautiful places in Brussels, to be visited at all costs both by families, friends groups, couples and even single persons!

Visited November 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“the lungs of Brussels”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

it is a great place for walking, jogging, horse back riding or biking.
it is easy to get lost. so remember where you got in!
Dogs are not always on the leash in Belgium.
So, this is a place for dog-resistant joggers. .-)

Visited October 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Green in the city !”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful forest very close to the city (less than 5 miles from city centre). Access possible via Auderghem, Overijse or Tervueren, all with nice walks, biking or hiking tracks. Very well kept thanks to Flemish investment !

Visited November 2013
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