Programme

Walking tour

A pleasant stroll along Brussels’ grand boulevards: historic places with lots of stories to tell (fully booked)

Since the Belle Époque, as celebrated in Belgian singer Jacques Brel’s chanson C’était au temps où Bruxelles rêvait*, the city’s grand boulevards and their squares (Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, Place De Brouckère/De Brouckèreplein, Place Fontainas/Fontainasplein, etc.) have been places where Brussels’ residents have gathered to express their feelings: whether pain or anger, or joy, as in 1944 – so towards the end of the Second World War – when Allied troops entered the city during the Liberation or after a victory by the Belgian men’s national football team, nicknamed the ‘Red Devils’, or simply a desire for change (such as the 1902 protests demanding universal suffrage, or the climate marches of recent years).

In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:30 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).

Starting point: in front of the UGC De Brouckère cinema, Place De Brouckère/De Brouckèreplein, Brussels

Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.

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