Things to see and do - Ixelles
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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
av. Emile Duray B - 1050 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 Albrech..
r. J. Van Volsem 71 B - 1050 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 te..
av. Louise B - 1050 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 will ..
Rue Parnasse 19 B - 1050 Brussels
Set in the heart of Brussels' European District, the Renaissance Brussels Hotel offers modern soundproof rooms with flat-screen cable TV and free access to an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness centre. Brussels-Luxembourg Train Station is ri..
Rue de la Concorde 59-61 B - 1000 Brussels
Decorated in industrial vintage style, this hotel is only 600 metres from Louise Metro Station. Zoom Hotel has an intimate garden courtyard and a bar serving local Belgian beers. Guests benefit from free WiFi throughout the hotel. Zoom Hotel offers ..
Rue d'Idalie 35 B - 1050 Brussels
Radisson offers modern air-conditioned rooms less than a 5-minute walk from the European Parliament. This hotel includes free Wi-Fi throughout and benefits from a fitness centre and a sauna. The rooms at Radisson Blu EU Hotel come with a flat-screen..
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. Idalie 35 B - 1050 Ixelles
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.
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.
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. des Saisons 123 B - 1050 Ixelles
A slice of Tokyo in Ixelles: the classics of Japanese cuisine and remarkable suggestions with bold flavours are served in a pared-down setting with a trendy atmosphere. Sit at the counter to admire the skills of the two chefs at work. Good lunchbento..