布鲁塞尔 • 比利时
Many fantasies fell from the minds of the architects of Brussels. If painful “Brusselisation” has done its work and destroyed major buildings, the city is still happily packed with architectural gems. Thanks in particular to Victor Horta and Paul Hankar, Brussels saw the plant-like curls of Art Nouveau flourish over its façades, which then spread all over Europe. The districts of Ixelles, Saint Gilles and Schaerbeek are the finest examples of this major trend. There was also a good measure of exaggeration in the minds of certain engineers, encouraged among others by Leopold II, the Builder King. As witness by the Cinquantenaire with its triumphal arch, its park and its buildings built to celebrate the jubilee of a young nation born in 1830. For a different era with different obsessions, the Atomium was constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It has become the steel symbol of the city symbolises faith in science and the future. In its shadow you’ll find a miniature version of it alongside a tiny Eiffel Tower in Mini-Europe, a park which reminds you that Brussels, though unique, is also the capital of the European Union. Though alterations are in full swing, the Parliament district is not, however, forgetting its roots and houses a magnificent Museum of Natural History.
索菲特布鲁塞尔Toison d'Or酒店时尚现代，位于“Avenue Louise”时尚街区。各种诱人的奢侈品商店和设计师小店，距离酒店仅数步之遥。附近还有很多...
Brussels Jazz Festival, 13 - 23 January 2016
Brussels Book Fair, Foire du Livre, 18 - 22 February 2016
Eurantica, Brussels Fine Art and Antique Fair, 5 - 13 March 2016
Brussels Design Market, largest vintage market in Europe, 23 - 24 April 2016
Brussels Jazz Marathon Weekend, 22 - 24 May
Couleur Café, world music concerts, late June/early July
Ommegang Royal Pageant, medieval festival, early July
Brussels Bad - Bruxelles Les Bains, urban beach atmosphere, July and August
Belgian Beer Weekend, early September
Brussels Marathon and Semi Marathon, 4 October 2016
Innova, world exhibition on inventions, 17 - 19 November 2016
Grand Place Christmas market and New Year's Eve Party, December