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Foret des Soignes

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Address: Metro: Hermann Debroux | South-east Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
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One of the best places for hiking around Brussels

The Foret des Soignes is one of the highlights of Brussels. A few minutes from the city centre you can immerse yourself in a real wood and pretend you are a million miles away... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Parma, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Foret des Soignes is one of the highlights of Brussels. A few minutes from the city centre you can immerse yourself in a real wood and pretend you are a million miles away from the city. There's plenty of paths to explore. Some sections are also excellent for bird lovers.

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Rixensart, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accessible from both Brussels and southern suburbs this is a well maintained leisure forest. The paths are good even in wet weather. There are various parking options around the place. Lots of circular walks possible and very dog friendly.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

South-east of Brussels are 5000 ha nice forests, with lakes like immens parks, ideal for walks and relaxing in the nature and escape the town traffic, by observing birds and squirrels;

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Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went with my friends, and we walked here the whole day. Was amazing. Must visit for all living in Belgium.

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Overijse, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you like to walk in a calm and green area, you must stop in the 'Foret des Soignes'. You will enjoi your walk in this place.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

When beginning your journey in the Bois, you can effectively enter a forest in the centre of Brussels and walk for hours and hours through beautiful forest. Great for cycling and hiking with many paths.

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Kraainem, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

There is an old railroad track starting near HD and going all the way place Dumon (almost), W-S-P. Good place for jogging and walking, even cycling is quite fun. Quite busy in WE's if weather is fine. Be careful for small children if you cycle.

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Thank Bertrand W
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

The large park with a 60 km. length lies in the soutern part, the more effluent one, of the city. It starts at the end of the fashionable Avenue Louise and stretches beyond the borders of the city crossing a few communities. The more visited northern side has two small lakes and an island restaurant approachable by a small ferry... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Close to if not in town. It's a very nice place you can go often for walks and/or jogging or even biking.

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Rixensart, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very large forest extending from La Hulpe to Waterloo to Brussels... as you go deeper into the forest (away from the car parks), you feel the quiet isolation and calm. Highly recommended for the casual explorer. It you are quiet (perhaps don't take a dog), watch for the deer among the trees.

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