Ixelles, Brussels: Belgium’s best-kept secret

Ignore the sceptics, this is a fabulous city, says a longtime fan – especially Ixelles, the vibrant multicultural quarter where Audrey Hepburn was born

Coming home from a holiday last week, I had a brief conversation with the taxi driver about Belgium. He looked at me in his rear-view mirror and said, “Been somewhere lovely, have you?”

“Why yes,” I said. “I’ve been to Brussels.”

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