The garden cities of Le Logis and Floréal are without a doubt the crowning jewels of Belgium’s garden cities. The two cities, whose construction began in 1922, were designed as one large estate but on behalf of two separate cooperatives. Le Logis housed the employees of the Caisse Générale d’Epargne et de Retraite (GGER - General Pensions and Savings Fund) and civil servants. Floréal was built a year later at the initiative of typesetter workers. Listed since 1999, this village in the city comprises 1,500 properties with a host of public facilities and shops, over 80 hectares!
The houses are characterised by a rough, grey rendering. The whole garden city is admired for its flourishing vegetation, including its hundreds of Japanese cherry trees, orchards, wisteria, jasmines, etc. Spring is the perfect season to stroll around it, and why not have a picnic?
Le Logis and Floréal Garden Cities
Location: Le Logis and Floréal Garden Cities, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort