Monthly Archives: November 2010

Don’t miss, in December, the famous “Village de Noël” in Liege !

During four weeks, 190 cabinswelcome the promenaders and proposes them numerous present ideas (attires, creche figures, toys, little articles that can be put under the Chrismas tree) of Walloon and French handicraft. Furthermore, various Chrismas decorations (globes, garlands, creches, greeting cards, firecrackers) and all sorts of delicious things for degustation (marzipan, salted treats, black pudding, mulled wine, Chrismas beers, coffee, champagne, oysters, chocolate, gingerbread…) are offered.

Every year, it attracts more than a million visitors, more and more of them are coming from abroad. In accordance with the traditional German Chrismas markets, the “Village de Noël de Liège” creates in the center of the city a very particular atmosphere, full of magic and glamourous Chrimas sentiments. But due to its Latin character, with support of the “village council” and numerous consumption huts, the “Village de Noël” has innovated a festive and convivial ambiance, which enables the village in Liège to distinguish from its Germanic and Alsatian fellows.

On the esplanade of the Place Saint Lambert, at the bottom of the giant sledding run, come join the fun at the first-ever trail-side chalet and watering hole, the “Dalle en Pente”. Try some authentic mountain-style cuisine (raclette, stone grill dishes) or enjoy a glass of mulled wine on the terrace as you watch the kids gleefully careen down the snowy slopes.

Right beside this sledding restaurant, you’ll find five thematic chalets featuring traditional mountain fare (Croziflette gratin), a ski bar, and a variety of alpine specialities and original products, including the latest coteaux de Liège wine. And you won’t want to miss the “carnotzet”, the exclusive Swiss mountain chalet, where you and your friends and family can enjoy a cosy meal and private party, all to yourself (booking required)!

The gourmet shop Sweet Christmas Flavours is back again this year by popular demand. Take your pick among the delicious candy, chocolate, nougat, puff pastry, biscuits and cake on offer. No Christmas would be complete without a sampling of these delights. A feast for the eyes and mouth, for parents and children alike. And for even more Christmas cheer, the whole Village is bathed in the warm glow of the tower, twinkling from 15 metres above.

A spectacular occurrence will mark this edition, for the second year running, the erection of a real Sledge-Slope, close to ten metres high on the flagstones of the Place Saint Lambert, with a magical snow-white illuminated décor. On this slope, with sledges supplied onsite, the young and not so young can rediscover the joy of sledging in historic surroundings and whilst sliding down can admire the illuminated frontage of the Prince Bishop’s Palace. The less adventurous will be content with a spicy hot wine at the foot of the slope, admiring the exploits of the bold daredevils scaling the dizzy heights above.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 


The “Christmas Market Village” of 2009, with completely free entry, is open from Friday 27 November to 30th December, on the ‘Place St Lambert’ and ‘Place du Marché’ in Liège. During the week from 11 am to 8 pm (10 pm as a maxium) and the weekend from 10 am to 10 pm (midnight as a maximum).

Are you looking for an accommodation in Liege?

Are you looking for an apartment in Liege so as to take part in this event, to taste the typical drink , the Peket or to do your Christmas purchases? Have a look to our list of furnished apartments in Liege. You will find below Ze Agency apartments chich are located in Liege.

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Fries and chocolate, in November, Brussels raise your hunger!

Black, milk, white and even more! All the week, the chocolate will be promoted all around Brussels thanks to the “Chocolate Week” organized by Brusselicious.

Come to disgust the fine associations in the participating restaurants or you can also discover the world of the chocolate at the Cacao and Chocolate Museum.

By buying the “Chocolate Pass”, get 10 tastings in the Chocolate Craftsman Houses of your choice (only 5€, to buy in the participating Chocolate Craftsman Houses).

It’s not enough for your belly ?

During your trip, enjoy then the “Fritkot Festival” by buy the 1€ empty cone of fries sold in the train stations, airports, and lot of other places.These cones of fries allow you to buy, in the participating fries shop of your choice, fries for only 1€.

Enjoy, compare, judge and vote on this link for the election of “The Best Fritkot of Brussels”.

If with all this gastronomy you want a little rest…

Here are some ideas of our full-furnished apartments for this Brussels’ experience:

Fernand Cocq

Dansaert 5

Zeagency.com

 


IXELLES – Furnished apartment ideal for vacation rentals in Brussels !

EU quarter aparthotel 2

Your holidays are coming up and you want to have a break in Brussels? You are looking for an ideal vacation rental in order to visit Brussels with friends or with your family? This furnished flat for short term rental is for you!

Descritpion

The apartment Ixelles is located in the center of Brussels, in Ixelles area which is very much in demand. It has a direct proximity with shops in Chaussée d’Ixelles, Place Flagey, shops, restaurants, bars, Saint Boniface. The European Quarter is 10 min far from the Ixelles, by foot. Morevover, this apartment is close to public transport.

This fully furnsihed apartment for short term rental can accommodate 4P and will offer you the necessary comfort and the well-being you need during your stay. You will find, in this duplex, a sitting room with a TV screen flat, a sofa-bed for 2 people and an internet access.The kitchen is opened and fully equipped. Upstairs, you will find the bedroom with a 1X2P bed and the bathroom with a shower.You will enjoy at the cocktail hour, the small and private courtyard.

You have to know that a 5th person, a child, can stay in this vacation rental thanks to a cot which is on request. In addition to that, Ixelles offers a wifi internet access, a washing machine, a TV screen flatand a small private and equipped courtyard.

Book it online

Do you want directly book this apartment or see the availabilities? Or simply have more details? See the detailed sheet of the Ixelles !


The Fashion Food in Brussels !

Fashion Food, the Art and Gastronomy Show, is celebrating its tenth edition the 2nd and 3rd of December 2010 in Brussels.

On the occasion of this anniversary filled with surprises, come and discover the most famous chefs who represent today’s Belgian gastronomy

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You can also move from one restaurant to another during the same meal. Ideal would be to take your starter, main course and dessert in three different restaurants. These include prestigious names such as Yves Mattagne (Sea Grill), Gaetan Colin(Jaloa), Giovanni Bruno (Senza Nome), La grande Ecluse,L’ImpératifLa QuincaillerieRicotta & ParmesanLa bonne du curé and Pierre Marcolini.

They will all gather at Tour & Taxis on 2 and 3 December for a memorable event that is reinforced by the fabulous Exhibition Amercia, It’s Also Our Story!. This unique concept in Europe will give you the opportunity to revel among friends and family, organize your dinner parties and year end celebrations, or invite your best clients at an unbeatable price.

If you are a keen enthusiast of fine food, or a gastronomic explorer, Fashion Food is the Show for you!

Are you looking for an apartment in Brussels?

Are you looking for a furnished apartment in Brussels in order to discover this charming and so as to take part in this event. . Have a look to our list of furnished apartment in Brussels for short term rental. You will find below Ze Agency apartments which are located in Brussels.