The Solvay Regional Estate in La Hulpe is affectionately called
the "Park of a thousand rhododendrons", and is one of the loveliest
places for a stroll in the country.
Lawns, woods, rhododendron beds, and remarkable varieties of
trees enhance some 227 ha. This magnificent wooded park just
outside Brussels boasts paths around and over tree-lined hills and
ponds with exceptionally rich animal life.
It is also home to Béthune castle, built in 1842 using the Loire
castles as a model, and its French gardens with decorative