Tuesday, October 06, 2009

CASCADES DE COO

When I stayed two days in the belgian Ardennes, I also visited the little village of Coo which is well known for its waterfall on the river Amblève. It has a 15-meter drop, making it the most important waterfall in Belgium. In short the Niagara Falls of Belgium.

At the foot of the Coo waterfall, a leisure park provides the tourist with various activities such as mini-golf, gokarting and kayaking. During the high season an amusement park is open and there is a chairlift that takes you up to the heights above the village. From there you have a magnificent view over the Amblève valley.

When I was there the high season was over and I could admire the beautiful landscape without a crowd of tourists.

I had to go down the whole way

to come close to the waterfalls

although it is not very high, it looks quite impressive and makes a lot of noise !

around the Cascade, little restaurants

several cute cafés

and beautiful flowers over the little bridge

The water was quite chilly but one brave girl nevertheless crossed the river by foot

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a gorgeous place! Love the waterfall! And all of your shots are stunning! Thanks for sharing the trip!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

magiceye said...

indeed a wonderful world!

LadyFi said...

What a charming place - how could you not love it with a name like Coo?

Thom said...

Wow Madame Chat...I so love the look of this. It looks so serene and peaceful. Thank you for sharing this :) Do plenty of birds live there? LOL

Wolynski said...

What a lovely little resort area. That's the biggest waterfall in Belgium? Cute.But then again, Belgium is a small country.

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ Wonderful photos.
I especially the flowers beside the bridge. Thanks for stopping by and
I see you are just ending Daylight Savings Time. Winter will pass as it
always does and then you will be
warm again. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Melli said...

Mmmm... that is truly beautiful! I do LOVE waterfalls - and I have never SEEN our Niagara Falls - but I sure want to! It's ON my list! If I ever get to Belgium, you will take me here! :)

Tom said...

My kind of place... I can just imagine the sound of that water.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a delightful spot! Thanks for the virtual tour ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What a beautiful place - and lovely photos. I'd never heard of Coo before.
Janice.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely park, very scenic. The waterfalls is beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous by the bridge.
Thanks for sharing your visit.

GMG said...

Hi Gattina, here I am after another absence, much longer than I wished; but it seems yours has been much more extensive than mine... ;)
Interesting post with lovely pictures; one day I'll make a thorough tour of the Ardennes...

Blogtrotter is still travelling in Turkey waiting for your comments... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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