Uccle’s tiny squares and cul-de-sacs


16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

The le Chat neighbourhood in Uccle has a number of hidden treasures: the Carrés, tiny squares or cul-de-sacs generally only accessible via a single street. Pushed out by the construction of the Law Courts (1866-1883), the inhabitants of Les Marolles moved to the le Chat neighbourhood, where they built their workers’ houses. Oases of calm amid the hubbub of city life, they remain rare examples of 19th century social design. This walking tour will bring you to Carré Stevens/Stevensblok and Carré Pauwels/Pauwelsblok, named after their designer and owner. You will cross Chaussée d’Alsemberg/Alsembergse Steenweg towards Carré Cassimans/Cassimansblok, Carré Sersté/Serstéblok and Carré Meert/Meertblok and will then continue towards Square Coghen/Coghensquare, finishing up at Carré Tillens/Tillensblok, unquestionably the biggest and most spectacular of them all. Just a stone’s throw from a particularly noisy road, here you are in the heart of the countryside!

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

    • Coghen stop on tram 51, at corner of Chaussée d’Alsemberg/Alsembergse Steenweg and Rue Vanderkindere/Vanderkindere_straat (tour ends at the Bens stop)
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    • 1180 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday at 10h00 and 14h00 (French) and at 10h30 and 13h30 (Dutch) (duration: 2 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 0499/21.39.85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. Up to 20 people per tour.
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