When I first heard of this place, I, like most of the people I know, thought it was just an Abbey. I still went to check it out and discovered a precious gem!
There is indeed an Abbey, founded in the 13th century by cistercian monks, but to be honest I never even entered it. The Abbey itself is tucked away in a corner of the small square, and I am sure most visitors never notice it.
Instead what strikes everyone are the nice paths, the pond with the benches facing the sun, the trees and the small, but well kept, park leading to the upper side of the area. Here in the summer evenings it’s not unusual to find young people having picnics or playing petanques, so nice!
Recently 1 big table with benches has been added, making it a perfect spot for a picnic. But be sure to claim your spot early or you might have to sit on the grass!
La Cambre Abbey | Relaxing | Free
bbaye de la Cambre 11
24 hours daily