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Dining with the locals In Ixelles, Le Clan des Belges (23) at Rue de la Paix 20 (00 32 2511 1121; leclandesbelges.com), serves traditional dishes such as carbonnades flammandes (beer-laced beef stew) on buzzy Place St Boniface. Meanwhile, in the old town, Fin de Siècle (24) at Rue des Chartreux 9 (00 32 2512 5123) has no-nonsense Belgian food, a decent beer list and flaking Art Nouveau surroundings. Sunday morning: go to church The Gothic cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula (25) at Place Sainte Gudule (00 32 2217 8345; cathedralestmichel.be), straddles both old and new Brussels, halfway up the Mont des Arts.
For €1 you can see the underground remains of the 11th-century Romanesque church . Public transport is also easy to use, with a single fare costing €2, or a 48 hour pass €13.
Out to brunch Garage-à-Manger (29) at 185 Rue Washington (00 32 2880 6774; garage-a-manger.be) offers an upmarket all-you-can-eat spread for €25 (10am-3pm).
Or try laidback Chez Franz (30) at 30 Avenue du Haut Pont (00 32 2347 4212; chez-franz.be).
Weekend opening hours are 6am-3pm, though some stalls pack up around 1pm.
The surrounding area is full of antique shops: among the best are Hadrien (20) at Rue Haute 202 (00 32 488 462 285), which sells clothes and furniture; and Melting Pot Kilo (21) at Rue Haute 178 (00 32 476 958 872; closed Mondays), which proffers clothing by the kilogram.Take a ride Brussels has an easy-to-use city bike scheme, Villo! Take either a bike or the 94 tram south along Avenue Louise (26) to Place Marie-José (27), where there's a tram stop and a Villo! Walk in the park A block west of Place Marie-José (27), across Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, is the Bois de la Cambre (28), a vast area that's part dense forest, part manicured park, around a pretty lake and a small island.On the island, eat at Chalet Robinson (00 32 2372 9292; Does making your grocery list count as , which helps fight high blood pressure—a major plus, since high blood pressure is associated with a higher risk of erectile disfunction.They’re also rich in vitamin A, which is said to help boost fertility.Entrance is free; open 10.30am-4.30pm, daily except Monday, until 7 September.