Get on your bike and explore Walloon Brabant and its tourist sites on two wheels!
Whether with family, friends or as a couple, enjoy some relaxing times in the great outdoors in a remarkable setting.
Stop off in a “Bikes welcome” establishment: you will not be disappointed by the welcome!
Esprits libres, à vélo de l'un à l'autre
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1310 La Hulpe
Points of interest
The Folon Foundation, located just a few minutes from Brussels, was imagined and created by the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon who presents some 40 years of his creativity. More than 500 of his works are on display in 15 rooms dedicated to the museum in the La Hulpe Castle farm on the grounds of the gorgeous Solvay Regional Domain.The exhibit shows multiple facets of Jean-Michel Folon's art: watercolours, silk screens, etchings, posters, re-interpreted objects, stained-glass, sculptures …In a very original presentation; the museum conducts a surprising tour as the artist opens the book of his life… Films, sound and visual effects enliven the interactive display. After your visit, enjoy the 227 hectares of the Solvay Regional Domain to wander around the lovely grounds and ponds that are the home of exceptional animal and plant life.
Just a short distance from the "Fondation Folon" stands "La Taverne de l'Homme Bleu". In a sleek setting, and with a "table d'hôte" atmosphere, it offers diners a range of salads, omelettes or sandwiches, as well as other sweet or savoury suggestions. Do come and sit for a while on its magnificent terrace, with a view on to the orchard. It's the perfect spot to chill out.
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 sculptures.The castle is not open to visitors.Not far away, Folon’s discreet but clear presence is expressed through the poetry of his art. Like an open book, the Folon Foundation will reveal the different works by this Belgian artist. You will find some of his sculptures spread over the four corners of the property, guarding the estate. The estate, a protected site since 1963, has been listed as a Major Walloon Heritage Site since 1993 and is also part of the Natura 2000 network.
Tucked away in Forêt de Soignes forest, this hotel is a genuine green sanctuary and retreat. The rooms and suites open onto the forest and combine comfort, contemporary design and leading edge technology.