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Brussels

Brussels, Belgian and European at the same time

Brussels is never as you would expect it. When you think you are visiting a big capital, you discover a city on a human scale. If you expect a rich medieval past, you will feel the full impact of a modern city. As you take a winding street, you can stumble on an expressway. This city is multiple, like a gigantic kaleidoscope.

The administrative capital of Europe, the bubbling Brussels is within a very short distance from three other cities. Bruges, the lakeside city of the North, Antwerp "the trendy" and Ghent "the university" are close to each other and it would be wrong to visit only one. These cities form the Belgian “fantastic four”. Obviously, a visit to Brussels is only complete with a visit to one of the countless breweries that offer more than 1,200 original Belgian beers and a hundred beers with labels.

MUST-SEE

Grand Palace :

Located in the heart of the Pentagon, the Grand Place, "the most beautiful in the world" according to Victor Hugo, has not stolen its reputation. It is rebuilt in a style oscillating between the Baroque and the Renaissance. Pedestrian, it is bordered by the traditional houses of the guilds, which facades compete in beauty and exuberance, City hall (totally Gothic) and the house of the King, in neo-Gothic style 

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Manneken-Pis :

The best-selling postcard in Belgium! The very popular Manneken-Pis, large by its fame, measures only 55.5 cm! If the small statue dates back to the 17th century, there has been a stone fountain since the 14th century, the Petit-Julien fountain. The little bronze man was added in 1619, sculpted by Jérôme Duquesnoy

 

Galeries Saint-Hubert :

The Saint-Hubert galleries were built in the first half of the 19th century, when the architect Cluysenaer designed them. Considered particularly daring, these were the first covered galleries in Europe. Tea rooms, brasseries, quality bookstores and chic boutiques occupy the ground floor of the buildings.  

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Atomium :

Located in the Heysel district, the Atomium is one of the symbols of Brussels. This incredible building was created for the 1958 World Fair, and like works of its kind, it had to be destroyed and was never. It represents the elementary mesh of iron (and not a molecule or an atom) magnified 165 billion times.

 

HISTORY OF THE CITY

The date of 979 would locate the foundation of the city when Charles of France, duke of Basse-Lotharingie, ordered the building of a castrum on a small island of Senne. Brosella (dwelling of the marshes), as the town would have been called then, will become Brussels. At the beginning of the 13th century, the city developed thanks to the cloth industry and a merchant bourgeoisie ruled it in agreement with the lords and their representatives. In 1430, through the interplay of matrimonial alliances, the dukes of Burgundy, the most powerful princes of Europe considerably enlarged their domain by inheriting a large part of the Netherlands and chose Brussels as a stage in their itinerant court. 

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In 1515, Charles V reigning over Spain, the Netherlands and elected German emperor entered the city with great pomp to be crowned. In 1713, after the Treaty of Utrecht, the city became Austrian, but still under the rule of the Habsburgs. In 1830, the people revolted against the Dutch and Belgium gained its independence to become a parliamentary monarchy on July 21, 1831. Occupied during the 2 world wars, Brussels was bombed 3 times during the 2nd conflict. Today, Brussels is a nesting city: the capital of the whole country but also the capital of Flanders, while being an administrative region in its own right. Brussels is also the seat of NATO, the European Commission and the European Parliament.

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LEISURE

Visits :

  • Mont des Arts district and museums
  • Horta Museum
  • Europe district
  • Magritte Museum

Walks :

  • Cinquantenaire Park

 

Transportation

The territory of the City of Brussels is served by public transport. The city center is particularly accessible by train, tram, metro or bus.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

No extreme climate is to be feared in Brussels, and the temperate oceanic climate guarantees a regular meeting with the rain throughout the year. The months of April to September are the most pleasant months, without excessive temperatures anyway (they struggle to reach 20 ° C).

WHAT TO WEAR?

Raincoats and umbrellas are mandatory, especially in autumn and spring. In the summer the temperatures are mild.

FLIGHT TIME

Brussels is 3hrs away from Enfidha Airport

HOURS

From the start of October to the end of March: no time difference with Tunisia (GMT+1). From the end of March to the end of September, Nice is one hour ahead of Tunisia (GMT +2)

LANGUAGE

French is the main language, Flemish is the second language and English is widely spoken.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Bruxssels International Airport is 15 km North-East of the city .

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)