The high-end Metropolitan is ideally located in Brussels, close to the renowned Avenue Louise and bordered by the most beautiful areas of Ixelles, between the Abbaye and the Bois de la Cambre, not far from Etterbeek and the European district.
Bois de la Cambre
Bois de la Cambre, one of the largest parks in the Brussels region, owes it name to the Abbaye de la Cambre. Laid out in English style, it looks like a forest and offers you walks or pony rides, jogging or even playgrounds.
Jardins de l'Abbaye
Located a stone’s throw from Place Flagey, below avenues Louise and De Mot, the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre hug the hilly terrain. One part is laid out as a wooded park, the other in classic style terraces.
Les Etangs d'Ixelles
Extending the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre, the ponds of Ixelles are a place for walking in an architecturally rich district. It has indeed mansions in various styles: Art Nouveau and Art Deco, neo-classical, – Flemish Renaissance and – Gothic.
Café Belga is housed in the former offices of national radio and television. This place is like an institution for some Brussels residents who frequent Place Flagey on a daily basis. It is also probably the busiest bar on Place Flagey.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s morning, noon or evening, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Between breakfast, Sunday morning brunch, or after-work drink, the Belga will satisfy you.
Pretty chalet located in an island space in the heart of the Bois de la Cambre, endowed with a noble elegance with the only means of access crossing the lake by boat which adds to its charm. Nestled in the heart of the forest, the Chalet Robinson welcomes you to its restaurant and offers activities such as a boat or pedalo ride or a game of pétanque. Located on Robinson Island, the origin of this name is unknown but, according to legend, walkers lost in the forest would have seen a captain appear on the water on his boat, who would have take them this verdant island.
Cafe de la Presse
Café de la Presse is close to the Abbaye de la Cambre. Over the past 10 years, Café de la Presse has proudly earned a place in the hearts of many coffee and brunch lovers. Diversified and multi-generational, it is a place where people like to meet. They offer an all day menu ranging from freshly bakes croissants, smoothie bowls lunch and cold drinks.
Place Flagey is one of the largest and most lively squares in Brussels, a popular meeting place especially for dining in the restaurant, having a drink, having fun with the water games or even enjoying the many shops or the market on Saturdays and Sundays. It is the beating heart of Ixelles. This Brussels municipality is a cosmopolitan crossroad, as well as a real cultural center where life is good.
Boulevard de Waterloo is one of the capital’s most exclusive and famous arteries. There are luxury fashion boutiques.
The Canterbury tavern was founded in 1993. It is located at the ponds of Ixelles, 5 minutes from the city center. In an enchanting setting, it offers its gastronomic specialties: spit-roasted chicken, grilles boneless cockerel with Béarnaise sauce, Alsation-style sauerkraut (in season), American filet, etc.
Villa Empain is an Art Deco style villa, built from 1931 to 1934 by Swiss architect Michel Polak, at n° 67 of what is now Avenue Franklin Roosevelt on the orders of Baron Louis Empain. The villa, witness to the architecture of its time, has become a cultural place of artistic life in Brussels.
Les Etangs d'Ixelles
Extending the gardens of the abbey of La Cambre, the ponds of Ixelles are a place for walking in an architecturally rich district. It has indeed mansions in different styles: Art Nouveau and Art Deco, neo-classical, – Flemish Renaissance and – Gothic.
People from Brussels will tell you, whether you’re single, a couple or have a family, in terms of a home or for business, whether you work or are retired, the location of the Metropolitan, at 19 Avenue Emile De Mot, has many assets – from the quietest to the most lively.
Opposite the building lies the Abbaye de la Cambre, an architectural jewel whose origins date back to the 13th century, and its superb park with French-style gardens.
Cross the park and discover the famous ponds, les étangs d’Ixelles, a paradise for dreamers and joggers.
Continuing this charming and picturesque walk, you will reach Place Flagey, one of the largest and most lively squares in Brussels, a popular meeting place for dining out, having a drink, enjoying the fountains or taking advantage of the many shops or the market on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Bascule district is also close to the Metropolitan, another place that is packed with shops, supermarkets, cafés and restaurants.
Moreover, you are only a few steps away from the famous and much celebrated Avenue Louise, well-known for its prestigious boutiques.
Still in the vicinity of the Metropolitan, you will find the iconic Place du Châtelain, with its Wednesday market, a very lively and pleasant area for a stroll. There is also the Avenue Molière and Place Brugmann neighbourhood, with its fine restaurants, antique dealers and fashion boutiques, in particular.