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Agenda for August 2017

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Spend your stay in Brussels wisely! So many things to see and even more things to do! That is why we have created a calendar of events happening in Brussels this month.
Click on the event and find the link to website, where you can learn more and purchase tickets.

Have a wonderful August!




René Magritte

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Famous People of BelgiumRené MagritteRené François Ghislain Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He is mostly known for his thought provoking paintings like “Ceci n'est pas une Pipe" (This is not a Pipe), “Le Faux Miroir” (The False Mirror) and “Les Amants” (The Lovers).
“Le Faux Miroir” (The False Mirror) Brief HistoryRené François Ghislain Magritte was born in Lessines, Belgium, on November 21, 1898; the oldest of three boys. His father was a tailor and textile merchant. Little is known about Magritte's early life. He began lessons in drawing in 1910. On 12 March 1912, his mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre. Magritte found solace from the tragedy in films and novels and especially through painting. His earliest surviving works from this era were accomplished in the impressionist style. However, in 1916 he left home for Brussels, where for the next two years he studied at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts.
“Les Amants” (The Love…

La culture du chocolat belge

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Vous êtes amateurs de chocolat ou simplement curieux ?

Voici quelques mots sur la place du chocolat à Bruxelles :
La ville compte de nombreux marchants de chocolat, regroupés ou éparpillés dans différents endroits. On compte des chocolateries de renommés, familiales et anciennes, d’autres nouvelles et contemporaines, avec des produits variés qui attirent le regard par ses formes, sa texture, sa présentation...
Le chocolat avant tout qu’est-ce que c’est ? C’est un aliment issu de la fermentation de la fève de cacao. Cette fermentation nous donne un cacao liquide dont l’on extrait la matière grasse appelée beurre de cacao avec lequel on fabrique le chocolat blanc. Le chocolat en résulte principalement d’un mélange de cacao, de beurre de cacao et de sucre. Le chocolat a été toujours utilisé mais de manières différentes selon les civilisations. A l'exemple des aztèques et des mayas, le chocolat était utilisé pour « purifier «  le corps et l’esprit avant le mariage, pour donner de « l’é…

Culture of the Belgian chocolate

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Are you a chocolate lover or simply curious ?


Here you have some words about the place of chocolate in Brussels:
The city has a lot of markets of chocolate,grouped or scattered in different places. There are chocolate shops of renowned, family and old, others new and contemporary, with various products that attract the eye by its shapes, texture, presentation ...

What is chocolate above all? It is a food derived from the fermentation of the cocoa bean. This fermentation gives us a liquid cocoa from which we extract the fat called cocoa butter with which we make the white chocolate. Chocolate comes mainly from a mixture of cocoa, cocoa butter and sugar. Chocolate has always been used in different ways according civilizations. Following the example of the Aztecs and the Mayans, chocolate was used to "purify" the body and mind before marriage, to give "energy" and so on. His arrival in Europe dates back to the 17th century but it was commercialized at the end of the 19…

So what's your plan for tomorrow ? Events in July 2017

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Do you want to go out ? Check this calendar with several good events around the Hotel 
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-  This day, Festival “Musiq’3” Babar for kids, Flagey Ixelles And “ The future sound of classical music” in the theater Marni, Ixelles ___________
- This day, Exibition “ Bataille d’Impro 3”, Bad Troup VS Show Patates, Institut Saint-Boniface, Ixelles __________
- This day, “OUT LOUD XL”, a party in Beursschouwburg. __________