Since 1969, the Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaine (Workshop for Urban Action and Research) has led the battle for ... More
Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaines (ARAU) / Urban Research and Action Workshop
Since 1969, the Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaine (Workshop for Urban Action and Research) has led the battle for the preservation of Brussels' architectural treasures which, in the past, have not always been treated with the deserved respect. Many of Victor Horta's gems were torn down over the years for no particular reason. The ARAU people also organize intelligent city tours, by bus or on foot. Themes are: The Other Brussels, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Europe in Brussels, Grand Place and Les Marolles. Tours are conducted in French.
The Palais de Justice covers a surface area of 26,000 square meters and was one of the largest buildings in
Europe at the end of the 19th century. One and a half hour tours are free and require reservation ...
In the Middle Ages this street was inhabited by butchers and sausage merchants. Today it is lined with restaurant and
known as a gourmet street. It still has about twelve houses dating from the 17th and 18th century. Between ...
In a country where the average inhabitant consumes about 8.3 kilograms of chocolate a year, you will probably not be
surprised to find a chocolate museum. Located in the corner of Grand Place , this is the place to ...