Lying just south of the city center, Ixelles includes the city's most upmarket shopping district and the vibrant beat of Brussels's African quarter, the Matonge. A favored haunt of artists and writers, it's now home to the bourgeois and bohemian alike. Its Art Nouveau homes give the area a lot of the charm that the city center has lost through overdevelopment. To get here, take Metro Line 2 to Porte de Namur or Louise. If you're driving, take the Louise exit from the Ring Road.
- Photo: pbombaert / Shutterstock
Ixelles and Saint-Gilles
Explore Ixelles and Saint-Gilles
Elsewhere In Brussels
Cinquantenaire and Schuman
Often known as the European Union (EU) quarter, this area combines the behemoth buildings of the government institutions, the lovely Parc du Cinquantenaire, and many...
- 8 Restaurants
- 0 Hotels
- 13 Things To Do