By Charline Gremion
From the airport it’s really convenient to take the train to the centre of Brussels. It takes around 20 minutes and we arrived directly in the centre of Brussels. There is also a tramway crossing the city.
Brussels is an agreeable city and bustling marketplace with a good atmosphere and many shops both vintage and modern.
The people we spoke to were very nice and friendly. They were easy to meet, and we enjoyed sharing a Belgium beer together.
There were lots of places to buy chips and we frequently saw people eating them whilst walking in the street.
But If you want to live like Belgium people; you have try a taste of their traditional food!
Mussels and chips, chicory, vol-au-vent…
But don’t worry, in Brussels, you can try a bit of everything: Japanese food, Italian food, sea food…
In the area around the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels we found street after street of restaurants. The choice was overwhelming.
Now we are ready to visit Brussels!
The best way to discover Brussels is by walking because the centre is quite small and also there are plenty of pedestrian zones with paved streets hiding their history. It is also possible to rent a carriage for a guided tour.
It’s a beautiful place and a UNESCO World heritage site.
The architecture is really impressive which some people come just to admire, while others are here to enjoy the restaurants and shops. We also saw groups of young people sitting on the floor idling the hours away in earnest discussion.
The Mont des Arts offers a splendid view on Brussels.
It composed by a small parc with a lot of flowers and trees.
We walked in the lanes before climbing stairs to discover the beautiful view.
After there, we strolled in the direction of the “Palais Royal”.
It’s huge and turns out to be the king’s office. When the flag is flying from the masthead, we know the king is in residence. Everyday at 2.30pm the changing guards takes place.
Just in front of the Palais Royal is located the Parc Royal. Beautiful with its fountains, booths, and many benches. We enjoyed the calm and the pleasure of nature in the city.
The Manneken Pis is a fountain containing a bronze sculpture of a urinating youth. It’s a famous tourist attraction and a symbol of the city.
Unmistakable symbol of Brussels and Belgium and unique feat in the history of architecture: the Atomium is today the most popular attraction in the Capital of Belgium.
Built for the 1958 World Exhibition, the Atomium is shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. The upper sphere offers unique and spectacular views across the city skyline.
Les Galleries de la Reine
They were the first shopping streets covered over in Europe. It houses luxury boutiques, cafes and restaurants, a cinema and several bookshops. It’s a truly beautiful centre!
It’s located in the gardens of the “Jardin botannique.“
It’s a cultural centre with an art gallery , two theatres, a small cinema and two concert rooms.