In this district you will find some of the absolute highlights of the Brussels Art Nouveau. The patrimony exudes style and grandeur. But that's not the only reason why Bailli-Chatelain is so popular with the expat community: it's relatively close to the European institutions, contains a lot of nice shops and eateries, and the green Bois de la Cambre is nearby. This forest, an offshoot of the Sonian Forest, played a major role in the small industry that developed there: joineries. Woodworking attracted the makers of carriages, and carriage building evolved into body work, which gave way to car sales.
This walk is available at the tourist reception offices of visit.brussels.
(Rue Royale 2-4 or Grand-Place – Town Hall).