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Place du Grand Sablon

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Address: Place du Grand Sablon | R. de Rollebeek, Brussels, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Running, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du...
Begin the weekend strolling the weekly antique markets on the Place du Grand Sablon.
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Shopping and watching the shoppers

great shopping street with upscale and so-so shops with plenty of opportunity of have coffee or a glass a wine and watch everyone else!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

great shopping street with upscale and so-so shops with plenty of opportunity of have coffee or a glass a wine and watch everyone else!

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is nice uphill walk to a really nice area of Brussels. Visit some of the shops, antique stores and restaurants here. Leffe restaurant is really good.

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Beirut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went there during the Christmas Market. It was nice seeing Brussels deom the ferris wheel. However, if you don't like gluhwein, you wouldn't be able to bear it's odour for a long time. However, there are really tasty candies shops! Un régal

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited in a hot summer day. It was quiet. relaxing, calm and refreshing. Also visited Notre Dame du Sablon where I had the fortune of being a witness of a very elegant wedding, with a very good children choir performing, as well as a soprano and attendants dressed in big hats and elegant suits

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A must see for when in Brussels. Great architectural styles and a great variety of traditional Belgium shops. These include chocolatiers, lace and waffle shops.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice little square with a regular and interesting little antique and bric a brac market. Good bars and restaurants around the area, which is perhaps just off the beaten track for tourists.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Place du Grand Sablon, not to be confused with the Grand-Place, are two different squares although not far one other. This is also a nice square but impossible to compare to the Grand-Place which is one of the most beautiful in Europe. However it was nice to be here, the square is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, some coffee shops... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Slightly less touristy that Le Grand Place so def worth a visit. Some cute little bars and good restaurants.. Very close to the marche aux puces which is defiantly worth a visit although if you are looking for a bargain, try during the week and not at the weekend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Thought this square was okay. Went to the antiques market here and it wasn't that great at all. There are so many chocolate shops around this square I felt like I would go into a coma from all that sugar. I wouldn't really bother to make a special trip to this square since the Grand Place is the best square.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great fun, great food, great beers - ideal for an evening out with friends. Def make a trip there and try a few different beers and food.

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