Reducing the reign of Léopold II to some monuments and colonial folly would be too simple! Our second king, assisted by his faithful urban planner architect, Victor Besme, took an early interest in the urban development of Brussels, with a particular focus on green spaces. Guided by an overwhelming desire to make his capital more beautiful, but also conscious of the need to allow a city with a rapidly growing population to breathe, he developed, sometimes at his own expense, numerous parks for the benefit of the population. Travelling through the city by bus, you will discover a carefully-chosen selection of such parks, gardens, woods and other green squares, some of them rustic, others extensively landscaped. After this tour, you may even say that Léopold had green fingers!