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Quartier Européen

Posh residential areas lure bureaucrats

In 1837, Ferdinand de Meeûs, governor of the Société Générale de Belgique, started a campaign to create an attractive residential area for the upper classes. King Leopold I joined the effort and gave it its name and so the Leopold Quarter arose. Other surrounding plains, pastures and wetlands were turned into posh dwelling plots when around 1860 the Maalbeek stream was vaulted. And near 1880 King Leopold II ordered the development of the Jubilee or Cinquantenaire Park.
But nothing can stop modern times and politics. Europe came to town, as well as business buildings, and took over large parts of these neighborhoods, creating its very own European District. The European buildings are an attraction on their own, but still some townhouses and monuments show the grandeur of days gone by.

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  • waww quelle magnifique description de ce quartier. on en sort grandi et moins bete. encore merci
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