Mont-Saint-Michel

A dazzling sight and sound spectacle showcases this world-famous French landmark in all its glory It’s one of the best-known sights in the world and, this summer, visitors to the remarkable Benedictine Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel have the chance to see this architectural gem from a totally different perspective. Every day to the end August (except on…

i-Portunus launches third call for applications

I-Portunus  is a pilot project funded by the European Commission providing financial support for artists to work in another country for a period of 15 to 85 days.  The first and second calls together received more than 2300 applications from individual artists and cultural professionals.  A total of 253 people were selected and funded so far….

25th Sarajevo Film Festival

The Western Balkans’ film scene has been thriving in recent years, reaching audiences across the world and winning awards at major festivals.  The EU seeks to support the film industry and film events in the region, and this week sees the opening of one of these; the 25th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Founded…

Travellers from Europe to the UK reassured that it is “business as usual” despite continuing uncertainty over Brexit.

The advice, from Eurotunnel, comes with fears growing of a hard Brexit when the UK exits the EU on 31 October. The cross channel operator has issued a statement saying its shuttles will be running as usual throughout 2019 “whatever form Brexit takes”. The move will come as reassurance to many, not least those still…

Voisin: New Kid in Town

It is the new kid on the block – the latest eatery to open in arguably the city’s most bohemian quarter. The area around Place du Chatelain in Ixelles is renowned for the number of good quality restaurants serving the area’s particularly diverse mix of nationalities. It is not easy for a new entrant on…

Cycling through the Trees in Limburg

The upcoming start of the world-famous Tour de France in Brussels may be understandably grabbing the headlines at presnet but it’s not the only cycling landmark in Belgium this summer. What is thought to be Europe’s first-ever “cycling through the trees” experience has just opened in Limburg. The world-renowned ‘Cycling through Water’ in Bokrijk now…

La Quincaillerie: promoting traceable and sustainable food

Traceability has become a much-used buzzword in recent years and many restaurants now make a big thing of their efforts in this regard. But La Quincaillerie, a popular restaurant in Ixelles, has been pushing for this philosophy for many years. In fact, if you’re looking for good quality cuisine that is also sourced in a…

Guide Delta 2019

It is widely regarded as the “bible” for food lovers in Belgium and, this year, the Delta Guide also honours up and coming new restaurants. For its 42nd edition, the Delta Guide Brussels selected 840 restaurants, including 70 new ones, and 140 hotels. Classified from A to Z they cover every neighbourhood in the city…

Brussels Relives the Spirit of the Renaissance

Calling all history buffs – the Carolus V Festival is an opportunity for Brussels to relive the spirit of the Renaissance. Many activities are offered from now until September, including talks and guided walks through the city which allow visitors explore the time of Charles V, the most powerful emperor of the 16th century. This year, to celebrate the 450th anniversary…