Third day of the girls' weekend in Brussels
For the third day of our break in Brussels, the ladies have decided to treat themselves to a panoramic view of Brussels with a trip through the city centre to the Atomium, Belgium's most symbolic and unmissable monument. And what's more, they're changing forms of transport; today they're going to discover Brussels by bus.
If you have a look at our "Brussels with the girls", you can follow the itinerary of this third day in Brussels.
A a panoramic visit of Brussels in a red "London bus"
It's a good job we gave ourselves a long weekend in Brussels ladies, we haven't even seen the Atomium yet!
Right, seeing as we're a bit tired from the last two days of busy visiting, what could be easier, more ideal and more relaxing than using the Open Tours red London bus (Points A, B, C, D, E, F on the map).
The company offers two sight-seeing routes and one of them takes us to the North of the city and the Heysel exhibition park.
This way we travel through neighbourhoods and see monuments that we haven't had the time to visit such as the Rogier neighbourhood with its busy commercial streets, the Koekelberg Basilica, the Royal Palace, the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken, the Japanese Tower...
A visit of the Atomium: a retro-vintage journey
Wow. One thing's for sure, there's no way we're missing out on the panoramic view of Brussels that you get from up in the highest sphere!
The permanent exhibition about the 1958 World Expo, for which the Atomium was built, is terrific and absolutely fascinating.
A visit to the Mini-Europe Park that we can see from our vantage point is tempting. All those miniature representations of European monuments is one of Brussels' tourist highlights.
It's impossible to leave there without having already decided where to visit on your next break away.
The girls' weekend in Brussels is almost finished... see you soon!
Sophie and Muriel are dragging their feet like little girls, insisting that we finish our break in the capital of Europe by visitin Mini-Europe. Unfortunately, its already almost time to leave.
You know what girls? We'll come back to Brussels very soon, in the spring or after the summer holidays and I promise that we'll start with Mini-Europe!
In any case, there's still so much to see and so many lovely neighbourhoods to visit. Next time, we'll organise a vintage shopping weekend, apparently Brussels is a paradise for vintage fashion.
We head back to the city centre aboard the red double-decker bus. All that's left is to stop for a little drink and something to eat before we head home.