Walking tour

Squares as meeting places in Ixelles/Elsene

From Solbosch/Solbos to Vieux Tilleul/Oude Linde, squares have always been meeting places for the residents of Ixelles/Elsene – a neighbourhood with a distinctly bourgeois feel. The majestic Saint-Adrien/Sint-Adrianus Church contains a very attractive pulpit and a model of the old centre of Boitsfort/Bosvoorde, among other delights. Further along, a villa that survived urban restructuring is home to a job centre and also, since 2019, a theatre called Théâtre le Fou Rire, housed in its Laeticia Room. This lively and friendly venue puts on tear-jerking and laugh-out-loud shows, all with an unmistakably Brussels flavour. Home to Boondael/Boondaal Chapel and the Auberge de Boendael (a former farmhouse converted into a function room), Square du Vieux Tilleul/Oude-Lindesquare is a hive of activity on market days. The walk ends at Place Marie-José/Marie-Joséplein, a square named after the daughter of Belgian King Albert I.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00 and 14:00 (in French) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: at the Solbosch/Solbos tram stop (tram 8), Square du Solbosch/Solbossquare, Ixelles/Elsene
Advance booking required. Up to 20 people per tour.
8 25 Solbosch - Solbos
95 Relais - Pleisterplaats
71 72 ULB