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A Day Trip to Brussels from Paris

Brussels Flower Carpet

One day may be too short for a visit in Brussels. But it should be enough to see some of the city’s most famous attractions. So if you are in the City of Light and have one day to spare for a trip to another country, a day trip from Paris to Belgium is a must. Apart from the short travel time, train travel between the two countries is also fast, convenient, and easy. As you reach Brussels, you can make the most of the day enjoying some of the city’s popular sights. And here are just a few of them.

La Grand-Place
Brussels’ historic main square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination in the city. The Grand-Place is known for its awe-inspiring architecture with attractions that include the Breadhouse, the Town Hall, and the surrounding guildhalls among others. This central square is also known for its flower markets special features or events like the Flower Carpet among others.

Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudule (Cathédrale Saint-Michel or Sint-Michiels Kathedraal)
The Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudule is a Gothic cathedral and an important church in the country that dates back to the 10th century. The architecture, interior, and magnificent stained glass windows are among the cathedral’s must-see sights.

Manneken-Pis
The bronze sculpture of a peeing little boy is an unusual but famous landmark in Brussels. The naked statue is said to embody the rebellious spirit of the city.

The beer and/or chocolate scene
Belgium is known for its top quality beers and chocolates. And when you are in the country’s capital city, it only makes sense to sample some of its finest culinary offerings. Enjoy a delicious brew from one of the cafes and restaurants or go on a beer tour. Delirium CafĂ© is one of Brussel’s go-to places for its extensive selection of over 2000 beers. Or you can explore the city’s chocolate shops and museums while tasting some of the best ones you can find along the way.


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