Hallerbos, the "blue forest"
Hallerbos is a forest with a surface of 552 ha. It has both deciduous trees and pine trees.
In the second half of April however, the forest is famous for its blue carpet.
When I first saw the blue haze of the thousands of forest hyacinths covering the soil, it felt like an optical illusion.
This is so very beautiful! More pictures in my travelogue.
"Especially in spring"
Halle is situated in the Flemish part of the province Brabant, about 15km SW of Brussels.
It is a small town, wellknown since the Middle Ages as place of pelgrimage to the black Virgin in the ghotic St. Martinus church.
- Tourist Office - VVV / Toerisme Halle
Grote Markt 1/bus 1
tel.: (02)356 42 59
fax: (02)361 33 50
The Hallerbos (Bois de Halle or wood of Halle, between Halle and the villages of Dworp, Braine l'Alleud and Wauthier-Braine, can of course been visited all year long.
A walk in this nice area in spring, especially during the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May, when the soil is covered by billions of bluebells, is worth it spending a couple of hours of your time to enjoy the beautiful blue natural carpet.
Leave the stress and worries in your car and absorb the smell and tranquillity of this landscape.