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La Hulpe Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 50 photos

A neighbour to Waterloo and another true suburb of Brussels is La Hulpe, a picturesque little town, of 7000 inhabitants bordering on the For?t de Soignes, which has managed to retain a pleasant rural air.

In the tiny adjoining hamlet of Gaillemarde the back roads are full of small well kept rural houses and barns with flowers.

Nearby, the Solvay Ch?teau stands gloriously out on a hill in the heart of a magnificent 220 ha park of vast lawns, great spruces, azaleas and rhododendrons, a genuine botanical garden which is open all year round.

The Ch?teau itself, used for receptions and exhibitions, is named for the last private owners the Solvay family of industrialists who presented the estate to the Government.

Several films have been made in this lovely decor so as Le Ma?tre de Musique from G?rard Corbiau with the famous baryton Jos? Van Dam.

  • Last visit to La Hulpe: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 21, 2005
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  • Apr 6, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    i really like your country, i have fond memories. i wish i had seen this castle, it looks so beautiful. next time i won't go clubbing so much at night, and explore some more! lol

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2006 at 3:46 AM

    Wonderful castle ! And very nice pictures. JP

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 1:28 PM

    Count me in for the walks down those beautiful paths. I think I would really enjoy Belgium.

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2003 at 6:14 AM

    Best wishes for 2004 too. Thanks! --> I assisted this exhibition and it was great. It was interesting, for me, to access workshops (ateliers) as well. Nice tip! Gini, your pages on Brabant Wallon are great! useful

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2003 at 2:11 PM

    The castle is lovely.

  • JosM's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 1:46 AM

    The parc and the castel indeed are marvellous!

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2003 at 9:18 AM

    didn't know about great folon in la ferme du chateau!comprehensive page full of interesting tips and green pics!tks!

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2003 at 11:54 AM

    So many nice places I still have to visit in Belgium. :)

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2003 at 11:41 AM

    Wow geweldig kasteel!!Ik hou van kastelen..

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2002 at 9:47 AM

    Quel endroit magnifique !... Et tu as su parfaitement photographier ces splendides *décors*. - Amitiés - Viviane


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