47/50.- Near Brussels, The ForÍt de Soignes
Not far from the city centre starts the Forêt de Soignes, a large wooded area, unfortunately crisscrossed by a few major roads, but increasingly well protected and maintained. Much of it is a large beech grove, but there are plenty of other varieties, too. Early risers can, if they are lucky, view some of the remaining wildlife. A walk in the forest is one of the Brusselers’ popular week-end activities, often concluded by a drink in one of the several renowned forest-edge resorts.