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“Avoid this place when you don't need to be there” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Chaussee d'Ixelles

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Chaussee d'Ixelles
Chaussee d'Ixelles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Ranked #181 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Tongeren, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Avoid this place when you don't need to be there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The chaussée Ixelles is an overcrowded street with the standard shops you can find anywhere. the only difference here is you can break your neck on the sidewalk while shopping. you have to push your way through to mzany people, who are never in a hurry. if you do this street by car, be carefull not to run over someone that decides to cross the street. the only up side to this place: you can miss you buss the first stop but still catch it at the next one :-)

Visited February 2013
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Brussels
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pretty awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The other reviewers have said most of it - it's rough and unattractive and not a tempting location to spend money, but it does have lots of second and third and fourth rate shops - and some even lower on the food-chain. Yes. No high heels for this street - the paving is terrible. And yes, as another review stated, it does appear to be in a third world country.

Visited November 2012
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Bruxelles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Disgrace”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is one of the most disgraceful streets in Brussels. The half torn-up pavements would go down well in provincial Russia. Shops and building are trashy. One of the reasons why the Ixelles governors should be sacked and, ideally, sent off to the remote island in the north Sea.

Visited September 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Not interesting shopping area”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

There are two shopping streets in Brussels where products are second class : rue Neuve downtown and Chaussee d'Ixelles in the upper part of town.
Unless you are looking for something cheap, don't go there.
For quality shopping, take the seveal galleries on Avenue de la Toison d'Or. This avenue crosses this chaussee.
Even better walk a bit further and you will be avenue Louise. There, you will find very fine boutiques.

Visited January 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Looks like a third world country....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is the a typical example of Belgium politics. For years (i've heart even 15) the 'commune' is trying to come an agreement what to do with the street. In the meantime nothing is done, resulting in massive potholes in the street and pavements.....

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