This morning we visit the pretty town of Dinant, famous for its imposing citadel perched high above the River Ourthe. It was also the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. The quirky (and free) ‘La Maison de Monsieur Sax’ is worth a quick visit, as is the cathedral with its onion shaped dome. We also take a short cruise along the river.
In the afternoon its off to the extensive 17th C water gardens of Les Jardins d’ Annevoie located in the heart of rural Belgium. These truly magnificent gardens are full of ornamental lakes, fountains and cascades, all fed by gravity without the use of any artificial power. Explore the French, Italian and English styles of these stunning water gardens that have been open to the public since 1930. The entire estate, including the buildings and the gardens were listed as historical monuments in 1982.
Les Jardins d’Annevoie