Identify the locations
Firstly, I had to choose my exploration period well! The blossoms are fleeting and short-lived. I chose to roam the hillsides in mid-April to stack all the odds in my favour.
Then, I focused on the exploration locations. To do so, I used the Points Noeuds Network map, which, as well as helping me visualise the Flanders area, gave me some points of reference to create my itinerary.
Le Mont Noir dressed in blue
I began my journey at the Mont Noir, renowned for its pathway of bluebells, and in the morning, for the typical spring light. Going downhill towards the villa, at around 10am, I came across what I was looking for! And I can tell you now that it was absolutely spectacular! A blue wave unfurling on the slopes of the hills, sheltered in the woods, with a fairly-like, timeless atmosphere. This range of colours, from light blue to purple, playing with the reflections of light shining through the tree branches. The immaculate white of the wild garlic provided a striking contrast. Of course, I was careful not to walk on the flowers, and admire them with my eyes; and in particular, we mustn’t pick them in order to protect our biodiversity!