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Ixelles Travel guide
Ixelles : Michelin's recommendations
Lying mainly to the east of avenue Louise and beyond the ring road, this suburb of Brussels is commonly known simply as XL. It has much to offer, with a variety of quarters that differ completely from each other (Matongé is primarily African with attractive water features, Louise is well-to-do, Flagey is cultured, St-Boniface is lively, while Bois de la Cambre is tranquil).
Tourist attractions Ixelles : Things to see and do
J. Van Volsem 71 71 B - Ixelles
Opened in 1892 in a former abattoir, this museum has a fine collection of 19C-20C paintings and sculpture featuring leading Belgian and French artists. Note the Dürer drawing ( the Stork ) and a complete collection of Toulouse-Lautrec posters. Major ..
Avenue Emile Duray B - Ixelles
Founded in the 13C, this ancient Cistercian abbey is situated to the south of the lakes of Ixelles. The fine courtyard with its abbatial and monastic lodgings is a harmonious 18C creation. The 14C church has an impressive Mocking of Christ by Alb..
Avenue Louise B - Ixelles
A byword for luxury in Brussels, this street’s smart shop windows (galleries, place Stephanie) attract a smart crowd. Opened in 1864 to link the centre to the bois de Cambre , it is named after Leopold III’s eldest daughter. Fans of Victor Horta wil..
r. Idalie 35 B - 1050 Ixelles
r. Châtelain 25 B - 1050 Ixelles
Theplace to be and be seen! Here, you will rub shoulders with a mixed clientele in a trendy atmosphere. Quality cuisine and conscientious, professional service. This discreetly luxurious hotel with monochrome decor has a cosy lounge with a well-stock..
r. Longue Haie 51 B - 1000 Ixelles
This 'gastro bistro' serves unusual, hearty cuisine washed down with a choice of reasonably priced world wines. Professional and knowledgeable staff.
av. Louise 455 B - 1050 Ixelles
Enjoy the classic dishes of Indian and Thai cuisine amid the authentic, evocative and colourful decor of La Porte des Indes.
av. Louise 300 B - 1050 Ixelles
This chic eatery serving Italian and world cuisine is a tea-room, trattoria and bistro rolled into one. Perfect for a quick coffee and pastry, a lunch or a relaxed dinner which might even include a dish flavoured by the eponymous truffle.
r. Lesbroussart 62 B - 1050 Ixelles
An inventive restaurant where the chef, Oki, prepares traditional French and Japanese cuisine before your eyes. The surprise menus here are particularly popular. Modern atmosphere and a small zen-inspired patio.