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Jardin du Mont des Recollets

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Charming garden "rooms" that reveal something of the Flemish character

It's amazing how much a gardener with vision can achieve in a relatively short space of time. When... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
London, United Kingdom
The "true" Jardin du Mont des Récollets...

Several reviewers - including myself - have walked up Mount Cassel and enjoyed the beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2014
Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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9 Jul 2017
“Enchanting and cosy ”
18 May 2016
You are in one of the most beautiful gardens of the "Région Hauts de France". It's a garden inspired by the painting of the flemish Renaissance in differents room of greenery on It received the Price of the Garden of the year for the France in 2011...more
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1936 route de Steenvoorde | Cassel, 59670 Cassel, France
+33 3 28 40 59 29
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Dream in these enchanting gardens, with numerous horticulture rooms that transport you into different worlds. The welcoming pub, in the midst of this gem is cosy beyond believe, serving ample choices of local beers and limonades. Particularly recommended is the lavender limonade!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank S V
Reviewed 19 May 2016

A real surprise. Very well-hidden and simply delightful, a garden full of invention and charm. It is almost a maze - and quite tricky to follow the paths - but each corner reveals new and intriguing compositions, many based on historical local gardening. In May...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

It's amazing how much a gardener with vision can achieve in a relatively short space of time. When the owner, M. de Quillacq, arrived in 1990 there was a single tree. Today the 1.5 hectares on the gently sloping hillside below the hilltop town of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Worth the steep walk up on a clear which we had to sea the great views from this lovely park. Viewing spots have directional arrows to places some you can see and some you cant.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank izzi47
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Several reviewers - including myself - have walked up Mount Cassel and enjoyed the beautiful view. Indeed, a - typical for French Flanders - café-restaurant (named Kasteelhof) is located close to the hilltop, at 8, rue St. Nicolas. But that's Mount Cassel - not Jardin...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We decided to visit this spot as we had recently read the obituary of Col. Julian Fane who had been ordered in April 1940 to hold this hilltop to enable the British Army to escape from Dunkirk. We now understand why this hill top town...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

This was an interesting park within easy reach of the town square. a few statues to walk and admire as well as the windmill ( we did not try this one as a party of young kids were round it). Good views of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank helstravels
Reviewed 25 June 2013

.....but with some climbing up the hill before you can grab this award! There is an informative table at the look-out site; if you're lucky to have clear weather, you may see as far as Ypres, Dunkerques, Lille, ... to name a few. The hilltop...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank JWG_080353
Reviewed 19 December 2012

This year, we got the view. Well, almost. The four kingdoms required a bit of imagination, but at least we could see the wildmill from the car park. At present, the demolition of the large square eyesore to the east end detracts somewhat, but there...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank rockott
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Being regular travellers to Northern France we have got wise to the fact that places are not open all the time like they are in the UK. So when we actually found through research a garden that was actually open when we were there. There...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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