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“Fountains that flow from the force of gravity. Wow!”

Les Jardins d'Annevoie
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fountains that flow from the force of gravity. Wow!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

These gardens are beautiful, with a traditional English garden layout and fountains and streams everywhere. Every part of the garden is interesting and unique, from the carefully tended shrub walls to the chapel, to the chateau to the upper reservoir where the water starts its downward descent. Come on a nice day and bring your camera!

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“VERY RELAXING AND PEACEFUL”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

These water-gardens are well worth a visit. Set in the beautiful Ardennes countryside, allow a good few hours to wander around the picturesque water gardens and to see the reflection of the chateau in the 'moat'. Probably not ideal for teenage children (unless they are interested in water gardens particularly - there is a small 'playground' for younger children. Visitors should not expect masses of flowers - these gardens have been around for 250+years, and flowers are a relativley new introduction into gardens. However, there is plenty of greenery, bushes, trees, shrubs - and the most amazing water structures. Fountains, streams, ponds, waterfalls, cascades - and not a single water-pump anywhere. It is all done by gravity!
Take a picnic and just enjoy the quiet, listening to the sound of water. Good weather is pretty important - I suspect the gardens would lose something in the rain!
When you have finished, there is a lovely 'orangery' where you can sit on the balcony overlooking the gardens and have a lunch/ice-cream.

Visited August 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Pleasant Water Garden”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is a very pleasant garden to take a stroll in on a fine afternoon. the fountains are many and attractive, the vegetable garden interesting,but the statues are disappointing. I was pleased to see a party of school children being entertained by a guide in 18th century costume. There is a good cafe.

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, UK
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Peaceful and beautiful”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

We went there for something different to do whilst cycling in the Ardennes and loved it. It's really one man's gadget - how to get the most out of water - but it's realisation is wonderful. The chateau 'floating' on the water knocks spots off anything in Venice

Visited June 2012
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Dinant, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Parks don't come any better!”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Majestic gardens : black swans, colorfoul flowers, little waterfalls... can't be any more cuter than that!

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