Brussels, culture, musea and its "musts"
Have a look on Agenda culturel , the official magazine issued by the Brussels Region.
We recommend :
The Centre culturel d’Auderghem for the
quality of its programs and his “Paris-Théatre”, with French well-known actors.
The Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR).
The Théatre royal de la Monnaie.
The Théatre royal du Parc.
The Comédie Claude Volter with its reputed classical program and that you can reach after a 10 min walk from Le Valduc.
You wish to order on-line tickets for a classical concert ? Just click classictic.com.
For any exhibition, touristical tour, concert,.. , the Fnac offers also a service on-line.
With the metro or a taxi, you can easily reach the Brussels centre or the Toison d’Or avenue with all best and diversified movies centres. It just takes 30 minutes maximum.
Not far from Le Valduc, you can also enjoy a pretty cinema place in the Stockel area with all last movies.
Movies programs can be consulted through cinebel.
Large and interesting exhibitions are regularly organized in Brussels, in addition to the permanent expositions. Not only the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Jubileum Museum (Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire) et le Belgian Comic Strip Center but also typical places of interest are waiting for your visit on the list of musea in Brussels
The Museum van Buuren to
the name of those « Art Déco » collectionneurs who left their heritage to a museum
the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Ixelles, for its XXth century paintings collections
the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren
the Museum Horta (« Art Nouveau ») to the name of this world-known Belgian architect.
the Museum BelVue for the souvenirs of our Belgian royal family.
Under the Place Royale, you will also enjoy visiting the Coudenberg and the former palace of Charles-Quint with its impressive foundations of the XVth century.
We highly suggest a visit in a unique house of the Grand’Place at the number 10. The Brewers
House traces its origins to the XVth century and has always been occupied by the brewers corporation that became in the
meantime the Belgian Brewers, federation still promoting today the merits of the Belgian beer. Have a look in the Musée de la bière of the house and enjoy a drink to the health of Patricia, your
guest lady who spent years of her professional life in this building. You will be served a real Belgian beer that… you will be invited to recognize…
BruExpo, the exhibition park of Brussels build in 1958, can be reached in 35 minutes with the metro and
20 minutes by car.
Brussels is an art and history place of interest. Have a look on our guide books made available to you for your convenience at home.
Enjoy the places that we appreciate in the neighbourhood…
Have a delightful meal nearby at :
Singha taverne (by walking) , Thailand restaurant mentioned in Le Guide Michelin.
The university area of the ULB/VUB offers a typical atmosphere and a whole range of diversified restaurants.
A little further, if you like Indian food, have a visit and enjoy a lunch or a dinner in our good friend Mohit restaurant, the Star of India.
If you wish a larger selection, please visit the listing of the Brussels restaurants on resto.be. We of course can give our opinion on some classical addresses.
A large books selection is waiting for the amateurs in the UOPC library at 5 minutes walk from Le Valduc.
For diversified shopping, you will visit the Woluwe-Shopping-Center at Woluwé-Saint-Lambert or the Place Dumont at Stockel, where café’s will invite you for lunch and rest.
If you like flea market like us, if you want to find an old but cheep painting or souvenir, we often walk downtown in the Marché de la Place du Jeu de Balles every day, on the Sablon on Sunday morning and on the brocante of the Carrefour parking of Auderghem on the 3d Sunday of each month, of Waterloo every Sunday morning or of the Place Saint-Lambert on the 1st Sunday of each month. All the brocantes are listed on liste des brocantes.
The Sonian Forest is not far for a jogging or to bike. Maps can be obtained. The Rouge-Cloître is the starting place of many paths to enjoy a peaceful walk. The old tram way from Watermael-Boisfort to Woluwe-Saint-Pierre is now a bicycle way. The Parc de Woluwé finally offers a pretty opportunity to walk around lakes and threes as from Le Valduc.