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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
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Running
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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a gourmet afternoon

the place to go to taste the finest belgian chocolate, and a special mension of the salon de thé Pierre Marcolini, with the finest éclairs in the world ;-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

the place to go to taste the finest belgian chocolate, and a special mension of the salon de thé Pierre Marcolini, with the finest éclairs in the world ;-)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This authentic square is often overlooked by tourists, yet it is in many ways more charming than the Grande Place. The church at the top of the square\ is a wonder and the shopping, dining, and chocolate buying possibilities are quite good as well.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were here as we were going to have a few LEFFE BEER'S in,were else but CAFE LEFFE.This is a superb part of Brussels not to far from all the main tourist sight's such as GROTE MARKT,etc.etc but still a wonderful area to visit. If you like your chocolate your in the right area as there are a few really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

While it is very pretty the amount of traffic and parked cars mean that there is no square as such that you can walk in. It is more a series of restaurants and chocolatiers set around a square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The place is perfect to hang out after sight seeing. We loved this part of the city with restaurants, shops, cafes, street market to hang out and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

All the high-end chocolate shops there, plus the church. Delving into the history of Notre Dame of Sablon was very interesting. God has blessed people with peace inside the church for many centuries. Sablon was the "sandy hill" on which the crossbowmen built this church. Fabulous.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a very nice place to have lunch in one of the many pretty restaurants around the garden, or have a coffe or glass of wine and afterwards visit the several Antiquity shops and enjoy seeing and or buying all the different things they have. There are also a cake shop and a chocolate store you will not be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Some good shopping and eating in a nice little corner of Brussels. I came here looking for Antiques and was somewhat disappointed. If you walk from here down to 125 Blaes you might have better luck like I did.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really don't get the reviews that say this was anything other than spectacular. Coming from Canada, we don't have a lot of the older history that exists in Europe, so perhaps we're more easily 'wowed'. Anyway, we took a day trip to Brussels while staying in London. When I stepped into the square, my jaw literally dropped at how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

.. that I'd rate it unforgettable as there are much more grander areas. Of course, its architecture is in keeping with the whole Brussels "experience" but this is a workaday place and not really a "must-see" place in my opinion :)

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