Parc Parmentier


This park, which covers 14 hectares, was designed by the Vendée (FR) architect/landscape designer Émile Lainé (1863-1930), already responsible for Woluwe Park, on behalf of Edmond Parmentier, who was commissioned by King Leopold II to design the Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan, between 1897 and 1899. The entrepreneur had a peculiar wooden house built, known as the Norwegian Chalet, which he is said to have bought during an exhibition. It was completely destroyed by fire in 2000. The property belonged to Parmentier until 1910 and was sold to the Belgian State in 1919. This green lung has retained its little buildings, which we discover strolling along a path, venturing off the beaten track or as the focal point of an outlook. For example, we could mention the Norwegian Pavilion, the former accommodation of the domestic staff, built in English cottage style, as well as a curious elongated Neo-Gothic-style building that was converted into a chapel during the First World War. It was, however, originally a bowling green built in 1909, featuring a chapel with a jutting watchtower that has an exceptional covering of plants. The park has 46 remarkable trees, including two giant sequoias, a weeping silver lime, two silver birches and three American red oaks. (Listed 17/12/1981)

Information booth and photo exhibition of the activities carried out in 2016 and 2017.
Nature walk with a range of fun activities (identification – blindfolded – of plants to be found in the park, insect and plant watching, decoration of trees in the park).
Safe, cordoned-off space for the little ones.
In cooperation with the association Les Stations de Plein Air.
Sign language activities, Saturday at 14h00 and Sunday at 12h00 and 14h00. In cooperation with the association Arts et Culture.

Practical information

  • avenue Parmentier 19
    1150 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 13h00 to 18h00
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