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
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
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..
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 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 du Prince Royal 71 B - 1050 Brussels
The Beverly Hills Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Avenue Louise and Place Stephanie, next to the prestigious Avenue Toison d’Or, and it features free WiFi throughout the entire property. This family hotel offers guest rooms with a private bathroom. It..
Rue d'Idalie 35 B - 1050 Brussels
Proposing a unique lifestyle experience, The Radisson RED Hotel in Brussels is the first of its kind, focusing on art, fashion and music to connect people. Free WIFI is available throughout the property as well as free access to the sauna and the fit..
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.
r. Châtelain 25 B - 1050 Ixelles
The place 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-st..
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 480 B - 1050 Ixelles
Imagine yourself 102m above avenue Louise, inside a glass edifice that boasts one of the finest views of Brussels. You are now ready to sample the cuisine of chef Alexandre Dionisio and his team in a setting worthy of his talent.
chaussée de Waterloo 550a B - 1050 Ixelles
Wood, a large bar and an open kitchen: the stage is set! Kamo has moved shop and is now resolutely playing the Tokyoite. The menu continues to showcase outstanding, fresh produce revealed in creations as pure as they are balanced. Every mouthful is a..
r. Luxembourg 37 B - 1050 Ixelles
Country cooking from the Luxembourg region moves to Brussels. This contemporary restaurant offers well-presented classical fare, highlighting produce sourced from the French-speaking province of Luxembourg. The ingredients are superlatively fresh and..
chaussée de Waterloo 510 B - 1050 Ixelles
If your mouth is already watering at the prospect of crunchy deep-fried pancakes or sweet and sour tangsuyuk, head straight for this 'urban-style' Korean restaurant whose fresh ingredients are equalled by the authentic cooking methods. Even better, t..
r. St-Boniface 9 B - 1050 Ixelles
Tightly packed tables, posters on the walls and a collection of biscuit tins depict this extremely welcoming bistro. The locals from Brussels flock here to sample its Basque, Lyons and Southwest France specialities. Generous and delicious!