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Annevoie Gardens

Listed under Gardens in Namur, Belgium.

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Designed and laid out between 1758 and 1776 by Charles-Alexis de Montpellier, the gardens are an authentic historical record and above all a living work of art. The 17th century French-style pleasure gardens at Annevoie were alone in adopting the Italianate and English styles in the 18th century. As a result of the amalgamation of these three cultures, the gardens were referred to as European-style gardens.

Over twenty ornamental lakes and ponds fed by some fifty water jets, fountains and cascades dance for you as you walk from one display to another. Walking along the top of the gardens, you look down to see the beautiful home with a pond in the front with its resident white swans and looking out from the top you see nothing but fields and forests beyond. It doesn't get much better than this.

Four springs act as feeders, while the Rouillon, the river that runs across the site, takes care of water collection and distribution. Everything works entirely naturally; the water has been flowing non-stop for over 230 years. Gravel drives, water features, sculptures, statues, trompe-l'oeil, remarkable trees, canals, woods sprinkled with stone remains (bridges, false grottoes, etc.) make it an exceptional location. There is also a beautiful mill there that is now offering accommodation and the gardens are included with your stay!

Open April to November.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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Vous devez aller et voir les jardins, ils sont vraiment une oeuvre d'art, la meilleure façon de les observer est avec celui que vous aimez, nu.

C'est bon

J'habite dans Namur et j'adore les jardins, ils sont beaucoup beau!

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