City Breaks - Brussels
you can eat like a king, shop like a princess,
wander around beautiful cobbled stoned paths with
stunning architecture, that's less than four hours
from London? Brussels is a city break not to be
is renowned for its chocolate, The Basilique nationalle
du Sacre Coeur, Brussels' Town Hall and Marolles
stroll around Lake Geneva, and boating excursions
are a must, with options including lake cruises
or Rhone River cruises. The 'Jet d'eau' is a 140
metre high water fountain, made its debut in 1891.
With subsequent renovations, it is now Europe's
tallest fountain, a dramatic symbol of Swiss engineering
old part of town, is on the south side of the
Rhone River, with the centre of town being dominated
by the partially Romanesque, partially Gothic
Cathedral St Pierre.
will be amazed by the myriad of restaurants, antiques
shops and art galleries, amongst the hidden courtyards
and ancient streets, with names such as 'Hell',
'Purgatory' or 'The Rising Sun'.
is a city of parks and you can walk from the Mont-Blanc
bridge to the Botanical Garden, thereby crossing
the city, through more then three miles of trees
and bushes, without crossing a road.
huge Flower Watch, created at the edge of the
English Garden is a must. Decorated with real
plants but with a working clock movement, it commemorates
Geneva as the birthplace of the Swiss watch and