CASTLE AND PARK OF BOIS-SEIGNEUR-ISAAC
Rue A. Demoor 3
1421 OPHAIN-BOIS-SEIGNEUR-ISAAC (BRAINE-L'ALLEUD)
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The park of the Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Chateau is a landscaped park laid out at the beginning of the 19th century. It is designed around the prospect from the chateau to the former guard house with its neo-gothic windows, surrounded by woods against which magnificent specimens of copper beeches, limes and chestnuts stand out. Apart from a centuries-old bower of trees, the park also boasts several other remarkable trees: 400 year old yews, Atlas cedars, locust trees and false acacias, American oaks, weeping beeches etc. Behind and parallel with the chateau stretches a formal garden designed by Dechêne in the early 20th century. Rose alternate with peonies, salvias and geraniums. Other areas of the garden are planted to mixed borders.
Open to the general public from 2pm to 6pm: the last two Sundays in June, the first Sunday in July and the second weekend of September (during the National Heritage Days) - For groups: all year round, by reservation.
Access : E411 motorway (Brussels - Namur:), exit 9: Corroy-le-Grand, follow signposts for Louvain-la-Neuve, then N25: follow signposts for Nivelles as far as the Lillois exit, then follow signposts to Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac.
Admission fee: € 3,50 p.p., € 2,- for under-16s.
Guided tours: if booked in advance - In French and Dutch (1 hr, tour of the chateau included).
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