The Amaryllis Competition is a prestigious exhibition held every year at Belœil Castle. The designers use their imagination to deck out the princely residence with 6,000 amaryllis flowers, transforming it with a discreet and temporary living fragrance for nine days. The amaryllis are carved out in glorious bouquets. From the grand staircase to the apartments of the field-marshal, from the ambassadors’ room to Epinoy’s, a thousand colours and perfumes will arrest your senses. Use your visit to explore the site’s gardens by mini train. In the evening, go to the tavern Ancien Relais du Maréchal with its enchanting vaulted interior. L’Instant au Présent will welcome you for the night. Ask for the Dolce Paola room and its four-poster bed to stay in a royal ambiance!
After a hearty breakfast, use your second day to go for a walk in the forest of Stambruges and discover the Mer de Sable nature reserve. Or follow the marker point cycle network for a broader panorama of the landscapes of the Plaines de l'Escaut natural park, its waterways and villages which feature characteristic rural architecture. Bike rental and suggested circular routes at your accommodation “l'Instant au Présent” and the Tourist Office.