The Observatory district, prestige and dynamism

Go to the heights of Uccle and admire the panorama. Nestled between Wolvendael Park and the Bois de la Cambre, the Observatory district offers both spaces for strolling and lively places. With its high quality educational and sports facilities, friendly shops and efficient public transport, the Observatory district is the bourgeois family district of Brussels par excellence.

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Façades de maisons dans le quartier de l'Observatoire

Discovering the Observatory district

Welcome to the Observatory district, a few steps from the Churchill district and the Dieweg. You are on the heights of Uccle. Walking, sports, culture, laughter and shopping… here you can go from the calm of the Wolvendael park to the joyful hubbub created by the students of the international schools in only a few minutes.

Parc de Wolvendael
Vue sur le quartier du Vert Chasseur

The Royal Observatory of Belgium: a visit not to be missed

We will meet you at the Houzeau bus stop. From there, walk up the avenue of the same name in the direction of the Royal Observatory of Belgium. It takes only 5 minutes to reach the site. Located in the heart of magnificent gardens, the buildings, some of which are overhung by domes, house the scientific institution for meteorological research, planetology, astronomy, seismology and solar physics. A tip: take advantage of the open house to visit the site with your children.

statue du roi Baudoin devant l'Observatoire d'Uccle

Shopping at Vert Chasseur

Head east on Avenue de l’Observatoire, then Avenue du Vert Chasseur. It is here, a few steps away from the Bois de la Cambre, that you will find the Vert Chasseur, a shopping district of Brussels where trendy fashion brands are well established. Take advantage of this area to eat or shop in the renowned delicatessens and caterers.

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devanture du magasin Eighty Nine
devanture du magasin American Vintage
devanture du magasin Rue Blanche au Vert Chasseur
devantures des magasins du Vert Chasseur
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devanture du magasin Eighty Nine

Sport in the spotlight

Are you more into jogging than shopping? The Observatoire district is full of sports clubs and places to work out. From the Vert Chasseur, continue towards the North-East. At the edge of the Bois de la Cambre you will find the Brussel Lawn Tennis Club. On the side of the Brugmann park you will find the Longchamp swimming pool or the Ucclois diving center (CUP). Once you have finished your sport session, continue your journey and take the bus 41 or 136 to stop at the Villa Lorraine located on Chaussée de la Hulpe, a gastronomic restaurant of which you will give us news.

Courts de tennis du Brussels Lawn Tennis Club
Entrée du restaurant La Villa Lorraine à Uccle

Living on the heights of Uccle in the Observatory district

entrée du Royal Etrier belge
Vue sur l'école Européenne d'Uccle
entrée de l'école Hamaïde à Uccle
Entrée de l'Athénée Royal d'Uccle 1
Gare du Vivier d'Oie
façade du restaurant il carpaccio à Uccle
Traiteur de la Villa Lorraine au Vert Chasseur
Vue sur l'ecole des Arts d'Uccle dans le Parc de Wolvendael
Centre culturel d'Uccle
piscine Longchamps
entrée du Royal Etrier belge
Vue sur l'école Européenne d'Uccle

What to do in the Observatory district in Uccle ?

  • Have an aperitif at the guinguette in Wolvendael Park on a beautiful summer afternoon
  • Play a tennis match with friends at the Brussels Lawn Tennis club
  • Visit the Royal Observatory of Belgium during the open house
  • Taste the Tartes de Françoise on avenue Victor-Emmanuel III
  • Take away at the Villa Lorraine caterer
  • Go shopping at the Vert Chasseur
  • Admire used cars and motorcycles at We Love Cars
  • Swim a few laps, then enjoy the solarium at the Longchamp architectural pool near Avenue Fré
  • Buy a skateboard at Twin Shop, a reference for skateboarders for 20 years
  • Go down to the Dieweg cemetery for a moment of peace in the middle of the wilderness
Façade d'une maison du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison contemporaine du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison Art déco du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison contemporaine du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle
Façade d'une maison du quartier de l'Observatoire à Uccle

Are you seduced by the many possibilities offered by the Observatory district in Brussels? You should know that it is full of numerous 4-frontal villas, luxury buildings and, on avenue de Fré and chaussée de Waterloo, buildings with elegant facades. Now all you have to do is discover…

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