The château of Bois-Seigneur-Isaac stands on the site of a mediaeval fortress, and it still has the same obtuseangled layout.
The counts of Duras gave the church of St Médard to the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem in about 1175.
The present church,...Read more
This former abbey of Cistercian nuns was founded in 1207 and transferred to Jodoigne in about 1215, but its buildings date from the 18th century....Read more
With its origins in the Soignes forest, the Solvay estate was bought in 1893 by the industrialist Ernest Solvay, who simply renovated the château...Read more
The church of St Gertrude became a double collegiate church in the 9th century. The present building was constructed from 1000 in the Ottonian style: an...Read more
Once a village of mills, Rebecq now only has two: the Grand Moulin and the Petit Moulin. The brick and stone Grand Moulin was rebuilt between...Read more
Like the 13th-century fortress which preceded it, the Château de Rixensart has a quadrilateral ground plan and a castle chapel, now a parish church....Read more
Villers Abbey, a major Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century, is one of the few European monastic sites with complete ruins. The two towers...Read more
It was at Waterloo that the Napoleonic epic came to an end. On 18 June 1815, Napoleon tried in vain to conquer the Anglo-Dutch and Prussian coalition,...Read more
The origins of St Martin's church date probably back to before 1000. At the time, the church, which was of a huge size for an ordinary parish,...Read more