The Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges/Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Sneeuw neighbourhood
The Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges/Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Sneeuw neighbourhood we see today was created in the 1870s. Endowed from the start with sumptuous venues catering to the pleasures of its inhabitants, such as the Royal Circus, the Parliament Gallery, the Royal Baths and the Eden Theatre, of which some traces still remain, this new part of the city was a superb place to live, with every conceivable facility laid on for the comfort and convenience of its residents. Bounded by the Congress Column and the boulevards, the area, with its beautiful public spaces and ornate façades, remains to this day an urban environment unrivalled anywhere else in Brussels. This tour will give you the chance to explore a neighbourhood which in its day was a prime location for Brussels’ high society.
In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU).
Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 and 14:00 (in French) (duration: 2 hours).
Starting point: at the corner of Rue Royale/Koningsstraat and Rue de Louvain/Leuvenseweg, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.