In the northwest Belgian province of Hainaut there is a town called Péruwelz

that sits right on the border with France…

and it is here that I’ve come specifically to see the Maison du Parc Naturel,

a modern house that has a tree-top walkway some 16 meters above ground:

Unfortunately, of all the days in the month that I am here, it is closed on this day. So I will have to return another day for the walk among the branches. For today, I am grounded in the forest around the house…

After an hour enjoying the cool weather under the shade of the tall trees, I walk back out to the town center anchored by the Basilique Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours :

Tomorrow we’ll hit two more towns in this region.


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