Making way for Europe

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Making way for Europe

This walk takes you through Place Luxembourg, Léopold Park and Place Jourdan, all the way to Place Schuman and shows you the contemporary symbols of political and economic power – Berlaymont, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament – as well as examples of urban renewal and some fine restorations. The Quartier Léopold was built in the mid-19th century. It immediately became the neighbourhood of choice for the affluent bourgeoisie. However, as soon as the inhabitants began to own cars, they moved to the outskirts of Brussels and sold their grandiose homes to various government bodies. In the 1950's they were joined by banks, insurance companies, holding companies and multinationals. In 1958 the first buildings of what later became the EU appeared. Today, 100,000 people work here in scarcely one square kilometre.

Guided Tour Themes :  Europe 

Duration : 3.30 hours

Language Spoken :  Dutch - English - French - German 

Indicative price for a group of maximum 25 people

Additional information : The price for companies is €310; The price for socio-cultural associations is €200

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