Depart from ‘Place Louise’ up to ‘Bois de la Cambre’; this big and beautiful avenue owes its name to the first Queen of Belgium, wife of King Leopold II.
The Avenue Louise was created in the 19th century, just after the construction of the quarter of the same name. Before the shops invested here, the street allowed for the enjoyment of nice walks, on one side for tilburys and on the other side for pedestrians.
Since 1869, the tram crossed the avenue to transport travellers from one end of the city to the other. Urbanisation has totally modified this avenue but even today there exists some traces of the past. You will discover houses signed by famous architect Horta: number 346 and the hotel Solvay at number 224, one of the greatest realisations of the architect.
Certain locals amuse themselves in saying this avenue is a little like the ‘Champs-Élysées’ of Brussels and for this reason the lines of majestic trees which border the avenue of luxury hotels and boutiques which are installed there, make you think of the mythical Parisian avenue.