News – Ibis Styles Brussels Louise Hotel
Welcome to Brussels!
Brussels has so much to offer! European capital, village with a lot of charm, it is a city with many faces: from Magritte to Jacques Brel, from classical paintings to comics and pop art, from the European Parliament to the Grand Place, whether you’d like to enjoy mussels and fries or one of or delicious beers (with moderation!), you’ll certainly find what you are looking for… and even more!
The Ibis Styles Brussels Louise, ideally situated
The Avenue Louise has witnessed the construction of the most beautiful architectural elements of Brussels and the birth of many economic activities, all of which help the avenue to become the most prestigious area of the capital. All the best that Brussels has to offer to visitors is concentrated here: the best sites, the fanciest restaurants, and the highest concentration of diplomatic and consular offices, as well as shops and top end services.
As soon as you exit the hotel, Chatelain-Bailli area faces you: this is a very pleasant place, perfect to stroll and in which you will find traditional food, delicatessen, flowers and trendy accessories, bars and restaurants. Then, turn to the Place Flagey, bordered by the ponds of Ixelles, which is one of the largest square in Brussels. Buzzing with animation, thanks to many bars, restaurants or the Sunday markets, you can also discover the old building of Radio and Belgian television which is now an auditorium, an exhibition center and housing the Belga bar.
Brussels is also known to be one of the greenest capitals in Europe. Among these many parks, the Bois de la Cambre is one of the most iconic. Only few steps from the hotel, this is the perfect place to stroll, relax or simply enjoy nature.
Shopping Fan? Place Stephanie is one of the best place! Making the junction between the Avenue Louise and the city center, it hosts the trendiest shops. From the most luxurious to the most popular brands or young designers, there's something for everyone.
Last but not least, the city center, where you can immerse yourself in its various neighborhoods according to your mood. Whether you visit the Sablon antique shops or the flea market of the Marolles, whether you walk from the Place Royale to the Grand Place taking the time to greet the Manneken Pis, or whether you simply admire the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert (among the oldest in Europe, 1847), the heart of the capital is full of discoveries! Museums, historic buildings, parks, bars and restaurants, a lot of difficult choices to make!
Suggested itinerary in the city center (departing from the hotel, without guide):
- Take tram n°93 to Place Royale (Magritte and Beaux Arts Museums, Brussels Info Place, Palais Royal, music museum, etc.)
- Walk through the Mont Des Arts park
- Turn right, on Albertine Place, to the Sts Michel & Gudule CathedralWalk down the Arenberg Street and turn left and enter the Saint Hubert Galleries (2nd oldest in Europe).
- After having enjoyed the Galleries, you will reach the Agora square (pedestrian area), take the Colline Street to the Grand’Place.
- The Manneke Pis is located at the end of Etuve Street, leaving from the Grand’Place.
- Walking up the Chêne Street, you will reach the old grain market which houses the Jacques Brel foundation.
- From the foundation, go towards Saint Jean square and walk up the Hopital/Lebeau Street and you will get to Grand Sablon (Notre Dame Church, antique shops)
- Turn right on Royale Street, until the Poelaert Square (Law court buildings, war memorial, and panoramic view of Brussels).
Another option from Poelart Square: go to Marolles area to the Jeu de Balles square where is held Brussels’ flea market (everyday 6h/14h – 15h on Sundays).