Saint-Gilles: 

a multifaceted municipality

 

Saint-Gilles is a multicultural municipality that brings together over 130 different nationalities. It offers many green spaces and pleasant public squares. In recent years, the municipality has been able to attract young workers and students: a successful revitalization!

From Place Van Meenen to Parvis de Saint-Gilles, discover the many bars and restaurants. You can also admire the Horta buildings or stroll along the shops of one of the weekly markets.

 

Local markets

 

Saint-Gilles is particularly renowned for its many and pleasant markets. Firstly, the famous "Marché du midi", which takes place every Sunday morning, is a real entity in Brussels. Whether you're looking for food, basic supplies or plants.

The Van Meenen Square also hosts its market every Monday evening. Smaller in size, it is also very appreciated for its "afterwork" style. Try out one of their many foodtrucks or get yourself a fresh glass of organic wine.

Finally, the daily market on the Parvis de Saint-Gilles will convince fans of fresh and local ingredients. From Tuesday to Sunday (9am-1pm), the marketers offer vegetables, spices, butchery and many more.

 

"Foodies" and beer addicts

 

Aficionados of original restaurants? Saint-Gilles has an infinite number of restaurants and snacks. Hard not to find your way around: whether you're a fan of mushrooms, Italian cuisine, French fries or veggie plates.

Since the revitalization of the commune, many bars and restaurants have appeared in the area. On the other hand, you don't want to miss the traditional "old but gold" institutions. Café des Spores, Moeder Lambic, Maison du Peuple... are essential spots!

Saint-Gilles further knows how to celebrate beer! It is home to some of the best beer bars in Brussels. The famous Moeder Lambic, for instance, and its selection of more than 250 Belgian beers.

 

Culture, cultuur, kultuur ?

 

Finally, culture plays a central role in the commune. To begin with, walk through the streets of the area to discover the many Art Nouveau style buildings that are located there. Next, don't miss out the Horta Museum, which is definitely the "go-to" place for art lovers.

The cultural agenda of Saint-Gilles is varied and will keep you entertained all year round.

 

Living in Saint-Gilles

 

Saint-Gilles has a central location in Brussels and is very well served by public transport. The nearest railway station is Bruxelles-Midi. The main metro stations are Horta and Parvis de Saint-Gilles.

In addition to its easy access, this district offers a pleasant living environment thanks to its many parks. The ideal location for those who like to have a sunny walk on Sunday morning or their daily run.

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