All around the famous Grand' Place are lots of shops with Belgian chocolate. Claudie is a "sweet" girl so she walked along the shops with a watering mouth and went inside to buy some sweets.
Carriages took people around from all over the world
The beautiful historical buildings of the Grand'Place had been restored since 2011. Now the next to last building had been finished and the scaffolds taken down. All the golden decorations and sculptures had been repainted with a special color mixed with 8 x 8 cm sheets of gold of 23,75 carats which is quite a lot if you consider that a normal high quality jewelry contains 18 carats.
The result is really beautiful ! Especially when the sun is shining and the gold glitters in the sun.
Just in a little side street at the Grand'Place is this very old bar called "Le cercueil" which means "The coffin". It exists as long as I can remember and I have been in there in my 20th. My company used to take their customers there, because it's quite a special place, the beer is served in skulls and the tables are coffins.
I saw another carriage behind "La Bourse" the ancient stock market which will become a Belgian beer museum in 2018. It will probably be called "Belgian Beer Palace " but it has not been decided yet. Important transformations and renovations are going on inside and the building is closed.
I discovered a restaurant for me "Le Chat" = "The Cat"
It always amazes me to see these little houses glued to the church
Lots of restaurants, Brasseries and cafés are all around
So is street music
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral where the royals get married and the royal funeral services are held.
Just in front is a nice little park.
This finished our walk and we returned home.
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