BRUSSELS "MA BELLE
Brussels City is the heart of the Brussels region and spreads geographically in a curious way across the city, hence its great diversity. It has one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe, which is still being developed, and the magnificent Grand-Place is located in its centre. It is well served by public transport.
The Park of Brussels is surrounded by major cultural centres (Théâtre du Parc, Bozar, Museum of Musical Instruments, Magritte, Fin de Siècle and Old Art Museums, etc.). The Théâtre de la Monnaie is a major venue for opera.
In the Cinquantenaire (beyond the European Quarter), there are many museums: The Boulevard de Waterloo and the Rue Antoine Dansaert have a number of high-end shops. Rue Neuve is an important popular shopping street.
Relaxing (with a drink or lunch) at the Egmont Park orangery is a guaranteed change of scenery in the heart of the capital. Enjoying seafood (with good Belgian fries) in a restaurant on Place Sainte-Catherine is pure bliss. Let's not forget the abundant Brussels folklore (Théâtre de Toone, the Meyboom event, the Ommegang...) and the good chocolate widely represented in the centre!
On the property front, prices have risen considerably. The price of a traditional house in Brussels City remains in the middle of the region. However, the rental market is one of the most expensive in the region.
Photos : Pascal Abundes