The Dumont district in De Panne

The Dumont district in the town of De Panne at the Belgian coast is a pearl of architectural heritage that originated in the late 19th - early 20th century under the direction of the architect 'Albert Dumont'. His son 'Alexis Dumont' signed the unique construction plan of this neighborhood with rural cottages, which were built with respect for the existing environment, its nature, and dune relief.

Picture by Harry Fabel

On the high dunes, spacious villas with sea views were built. Originally, the villas were built in a cottage style, later more modernist villas were added. Some in art-deco style. Just as important as the villas themselves are the gardens, trees, and plants.

Picture by Harry Fabel

The Dumont district is in big contrast with the nearby very commercial center of the town of De Panne, where quantity seems to be more important than architecture, nature, and style. Since 1995, the Dumont district has been protected as a cityscape with a number of monuments and stately buildings to dream away by.

Picture by Harry Fabel

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