La Cambre Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery that was founded in 1201 by a Benedictine woman. Marvel at the buildings that once made up the site, including the Gothic church, the cloister, and the chapel of Saint Boniface. The gardens are located near place Flagey, between the Ixelles ponds and the Bois de la Cambre. They were created in the French style at the beginning of the 18th century and have become the setting for La Cambre graduate and postgraduate school for the arts.
A stone’s throw away, the Bois de la Cambre, one of the Brussels-Capital Region’s biggest parcs is a gateway to the Sonian Forest. Nearby you’ll find gastronomic restaurants like the Villas in the Sky, Emily and Lorraine.
For a spot of culture, visit Villa Empain, the Art Deco former residence of Baron Louis Empain, designed in the early 1930s by Michel Polak. Today, it houses the Boghossian Foundation, a centre of art and dialogue between the cultures of East and West. The Foundation offers temporary exhibitions and visits of its interior and gardens.
The Gardens of La Cambre Abbey
Location: The Gardens of La Cambre Abbey, 1050 Ixelles