ARBORETUM OF MONCEAU-SUR-SAMBRE
Parc communal de Monceau-sur-Sambre
Place Albert I 1
6031 MONCEAU-SUR-SAMBRE (CHARLEROI)
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The arboretum of the historic estate of Monceau-sur-Sambre is an ecological trail presenting the various species of indigenous trees.
Monceau Castle possesses nobility letters thanks to the visit of Louis XIV at the end of the Dutch wars. Designed by an architect from Versailles, the large park surrounding the chateau is one of the great natural beauties of the Charleroi area. Although it has lost its fine layout it remains one of the loveliest English style parks in the country, with magnificent trees including the seven superb ashes at the entrance, three Virginia tulip trees, a male dogwood, a pinus sylvestris and American oaks.
Open from 10 am to 6 pm, daily from May to September, except on Monday.
At the entrance of the park, visitors can take a tape-guide (until 4.30 pm) in exchange for their ID.
Exceptional guided visit to the castle and the arboretum of Monceau-sur-Sambre.
A tourist guide and a nature guide give explanations.
Guided visits on Saturday, at fixed dates (make inquiries).
Visit: 2 pm - Park of the castle of Monceau-sur-Sambre, at the reception of the arboretum.
Free guided visits.
Reservation required at the Maison de Tourisme du Pays de Charleroi - Place Charles II, 20.
Access: R3, exit 3, N90 Marchienne. Follow Château de Monceau-sur-Sambre, via the Place Alber Ier.
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