Today is Valentine’s Day, and while many rejoice, others don’t really care and a few prefer to not think about it. In any case, Valentine’s Day is the feast of Love to our partner, to others and even to oneself. We would like to take advantage of this day to share with you beauty for the eyes – pictures of the most romantic places of the Castle’s park selected by the Castle’s inhabitants and our social medial followers. We are happy to share our ‘Special Valentine’s Day’, a selection of beautiful places to relax and that invite you to take care of yourself and the other, to love each other even more.
The Bridge of Fiancés (‘Pont des Fiancés’)
Selected by Chantal & François-Xavier – Owner of the Castle and happy parents and grandparents
‘The Bridge of Fiancés is a symbol of love at Château de Longchamps. It has been a favorite place for young grooms and honeymooners for generations to take romantic photos.’ The bridge was recently renovated due to weather damage, to continue to welcome newlyweds for many more years!
The Temple of Ceres
Selected by Eléonore (Brussels) – Kindergarten teacher and photographer
‘The Temple overlooking the park and its sensual statue make us systematically romantic, especially in summer when we can admire the green park.’
The temple is dedicated to Ceres, the Greek goddess of fertility and harvest.
Under the weeping willow
Selected by Catherine (Waremme, Belgium)
‘I chose this photo for the romantic feeling it awakes. I also have memories in this beautiful park, for having once attended a very nice concert walk. I remember very well the romantic atmosphere of this classic concert in this dream setting! I could easily imagine myself in the past, in another era. Great memories !’
Below the magnolias in spring …
Selected by Bérénice (Brussels) – Employee in Human Resources
‘Every year in spring, magnolias bloom for a few days and it gives the air such a good smell. A real treat for the eyes and a place to recommend to everyone – not just lovers!’
Ruins of the Orangery
Selected by Arnaud (Brussels) – Project Manager; and our followers Costin M. and Mark B.
‘The ruins of the Orangery are mysterious and therefore perfect for an original date!’
Orangeries were very trendy between the 17th and 19th century and were used to shelter orange trees and other exotic plants in winter. Many castles built their own orangery at that time.
By boat on the lake
Selected by Pierre (Brussels) – Military officer and entrepreneur
‘Sailing on the lake on a sunny summer day is super romantic. Add a bottle of champagne and a foie gras, and it’s just perfect! ‘
The lake is the central element of the park, and each season makes it special: covered with water lilies in summer and golden tree leaves in autumn, fresh and limpid in spring and (sometimes) frozen in winter.
And you, which place do you find the most romantic? Leave your comments!