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Etangs d'Ixelles, Brussels
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Relax and rejuvenate with a trip to Etangs d'Ixelles, two freshwater ponds amid the gardens of the Abbey of La Cambre. The ponds have some historical and eclectic neighbors--chiefly the 19th-century, characteristically red-brick houses, but also those in the styles of Flemish neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Neoclassical facades and the tip of the first pond signify the start of the residential neighborhood. Lush greenery and trees surround the ponds, but visitors are not permitted to sit on the lawns. Contact with the water is also strictly prohibited, so admire from afar. Arrange your visit to Etangs d'Ixelles and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brussels using our Brussels vacation builder.
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  • Victor Horta’s art nouveau houses. I really love the Horta houses in art nouveau style. You find them all over the city. Here in Saint Gilles for instance, in the Rue Defacqz there is a beautiful hote...  more »
  • This region is very beautiful, preserved and definitely worth a visit. So walk, as a bike, you can enjoy beautiful views.
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  • I lived some time in the area of the ponds of Ixelles. Very friendly place whatever the weather, even if it's much more fun under the Sun. If you stay two three days Brussels, drop into this neighborhood and walk along the ponds.
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