Duden Park, the green lung of Forest, keeps the woodland history of this commune alive. In the Middle Ages, it was part of the Heegde woods, which belonged to the Benedictine abbey of Forest. In the 19th century, Guillaume Duden, a wealthy lace merchant, became the owner of the site. He built a neoclassical house and other infrastructure, such as bridges and staircases, which added a picturesque touch to the park.
Château Duden is now home to INRACI-NARAFI (the former Institute of Radio-electricity and Cinematography). The entrance is protected by a glass canopy in the form of a baldachin, and the rear is decorated with two towers. Discover the stables, which have the appearance of a small castle with their stair tower and dormer windows topped with bell towers; and pass by the Flemish neo-Renaissance conciergerie. In the park you’ll find a stone cross and an iron rainbow by renowned Italian sculptor Mauro Staccioli.
You can also take a walk in Forest Park, which is connected to Duden Park by Jupiter Park.
Location: Avenue Victor Rousseau, 1190 Forest