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"Into the Woods"

The Sonian Forest is a luxuriant expanse of wooded terrain that extends over a sprawling 4,421 hectares (10,920 acres) just beyond the city limits of Brussels. This forest of beech and oak once formed a part of the ancient Charcoal Forest, with roots that can be traced back to the Roman era. Over the centuries, large portions of the forest were cut down to provide lumber for construction. Most notably, Napoleon's impressive Boulogne Flotilla was built using oak harvested from the Sonian Forest at a cost of over 22,000 trees. To avoid any further losses, the forest is now a protected natural area. Beneath a leafy canopy alive with birdsong, the Sonian Forest hosts a number of popular attractions like Joachim Zinner's Beech Cathedral, the Bosmuseum Jan van Ruusbroec and Rouge-Cloître Abbey. Activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife watching and cycling can be enjoyed here.
Drève de Lorraine, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium, 1640
"Into the Woods"
The Sonian Forest is a luxuriant expanse of wooded terrain that extends over a sprawling 4,421 hectares (10,920 acres) just beyond the city limits of Brussels. This forest of beech and oak once formed a part of the ancient Charcoal Forest, with roots that can be traced back to the Roman era. Over the centuries, large portions of the forest were cut down to provide lumber for construction. Most notably, Napoleon's impressive Boulogne Flotilla was built using oak harvested from the Sonian Forest at a cost of over 22,000 trees. To avoid any further losses, the forest is now a protected natural area. Beneath a leafy canopy alive with birdsong, the Sonian Forest hosts a number of popular attractions like Joachim Zinner's Beech Cathedral, the Bosmuseum Jan van Ruusbroec and Rouge-Cloître Abbey. Activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife watching and cycling can be enjoyed here.
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