- The Renaissance pleasure park located on the site of the Parc de Bruxelles, the Warande dates from the reign of Emperor Charles V. The property of the dukes of Brabant since the 13th century, the Warande, or "warren," became famous for its landscape designs and ingenious fountains that, it is said, inspired the architects who designed the gardens at Versailles. It became derelict following the fire that destroyed the Coudenberg Palace in 1731. The Parc de Bruxelles is sometimes referred to as the Warande.
Historical Dictionary of Brussels. Paul F. State.