Place Brugmann: the Saint-Germain-des-Prés of Brussels

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Look around. Stately buildings with a Hausmannian character dot the neighborhood. Many Parisians have fallen in love with this chic neighborhood. You are on the Place Brugmann, a neighborhood located at the intersection of Uccle, Ixelles, Forest and Saint-Gilles. Welcome to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés of Brussels.

Chic and trendy walk in the Place Brugmann area

Let’s go for a sophisticated visit of one of the most popular and exclusive districts of Brussels. Let’s stroll through its quiet and elegant streets lined with often century-old houses. Welcome to the Place Brugmann neighborhood, a city village located near the Châtelain and Churchill.

façades de l'avenue molière
façades de l'avenue molière

Discover the Place Brugmann and the Place Guy d’Arrezzo

Admire the Hausmannian architecture of the buildings that surround you. The Place Brugmann, the Place Guy d’Arrezzo and their adjacent streets are magnificently decorated by their facades and their sumptuous private mansions. Two emblematic avenues ensure the beauty of this district: Avenue Molière and Avenue Lepoutre. Note also the large trees that line the streets and give even more class to this district of the capital. Every Friday afternoon, come and do your shopping at the mini-market on the Place Brugmann.

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Linger in Tenbosch and Abbé Froidure Parks

We invite you to Tenbosch Park. Start at Place Guy d’Arrezzo, walk up Avenue Molière and then take Chaussée Vleurgat. You will then come across a charming green jewel, the Tenbosch Park. Linger over the two hectares and contemplate the hundred or so remarkable trees listed.

Jardin du parc Tenbosch à Ixelles

Further west in the neighborhood, you will find the Abbé Froidure park, a small public garden that straddles the municipalities of Ixelles and Forest. It’s a great place to get some fresh air in the middle of the city.

Entrée du parc de l'abbé froidure

Gourmet walk near the Place Brugmann

When it comes to culinary pleasures, you won’t be outdone. This area of Ixelles has a tempting offer of quality restaurants and cafés. Below the Place Brugmann, take a gastronomic break at « La Canne en Ville » or at the Niels brothers’ restaurant « Le Savoy ». Take your kids to « L’US du Balmoral » for a burger in a trendy and flashy place. We also recommend the trendy, healthy and creative cuisine of « L’Intemporelle ».

Planning an aperitif with friends? We take you to Franz or Au Winery. You can enjoy tapas and a good wine.

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terrasse du restaurant Mito
terrasse du restaurant Cocina face au parc Tenbosch
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devanture du restaurant la canne en ville
terrasse du restaurant-café chez Franz
terrasse du restaurant toucan sur mer
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Luxury boutiques at your fingertips

How about finding a branded garment from the other side of the world? Then you’ll find yourself at Cachemire Coton et Soie. For unusual and high-end decoration, go to the arty bric-a-brac of Graphie Sud or to Lucia Esteves, on the corner of Darwin and Franz Merjay. Your desires for furniture, jewellery, fabrics and unique pieces will be satisfied at the « Scènes de Ménage » shop.

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devanture du petit filigranes avenue lepoutre
devanture du magasin graphie sud

Living in the Place Brugmann district

entrée de la plaine de jeux renier chalon
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façade art déco de l'avenue molière
vue sur l'église notre-dame de l'annonciation
terrasse du restaurant Cocina face au parc Tenbosch
entrée de la plaine de jeux renier chalon

10 things to do or places to see on Place Brugmann

  • Find your reading material at the bookshop Chez Candide ;
  • Take a walk in the Abbé Froidure park;
  • Buy vintage furniture;
  • Visit the Spazio Nobile art gallery;
  • Enjoy tapas and a good glass of wine at Franz’s;
  • Walk in Tenbosch Park;
  • Shopping at the mini-market on Place Brugmann on Friday afternoon;
  • Take your children to play on the Renier Chalon playground;
  • Go shopping in the many boutiques;
  • Visit the Belgian designer concept store.

Have you been won over by the Place Brugmann? Visit the luxury houses and flats in this privileged neighbourhood.

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