Take a break - perfect for chocoholics
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
A compact city, but Brussels sure knows how to cram it all in. Historic buildings, modern arts, antiques, chocolates, beer…
A stay in Brussels is incomplete without a visit to the Grand Place. You’ll find the beautiful Hotel de Ville (Town Hall), and a number of museums, pavement cafes and chocolate shops to dive in and out of. Be sure to go back at night and see it transform as the glorious buildings light up against the night sky.
Take an afternoon out to enjoy the Royal Palace and the Parc de Bruxelles. This magnificent Royal Palace, which opens over the summer months, sits just outside the gates of Brussels’s main public park. See the fantastic State Rooms and don’t miss the Mirror Room, with its ceiling and chandelier covered with the wings of 1.4 million Thai jewel beetles. Wow. Take some time out in the park and discover the classical statues dotted around.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Place du Grand-Sablon. It’s the place to go for antiques, with a weekly market each Sunday, and for all things chocolate! This pretty square is where you’ll find most of the big chocolatiers have their shops. How long before you’re tempted in…
(1) Price quoted is the off peak lead in adult Standard Class one way fare available for travel between midday Monday and midnight Thursday and between midday and midnight Saturday. This price is based on a compulsory return trip. Exchangeable before departure by paying a £30 fee per leg per person, plus the difference in price between the original fare and the available fare on the day in the same or higher class of service. From 30 January 2017, customers who exchange their tickets for a new, cheaper fare will no longer be paid the difference in cost. Tickets are non refundable at any time.
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