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Brussels Carpet of Flowers

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Brussels Carpet of Flowers 18, August, 2018

Every other summer, on the weekend of August 18th, the Flower Carpet offers a chance to stroll across the Grand-Place, a jewel of Gothic architecture, to inhale the fragrant scent of the begonias and admire its details. This extraordinary spectacle is made complete by a visit to the balcony of the Town Hall, which offers a wide-angle view of the work.

Day 1 We will make our way to Mechelen and our hotel making a lunch stop in Ostend. On our arrival in Mechelen there will be plenty of time before dinner to explore the city. Mechelen is a small and picturesque city that is big on charm and history, thriving with quaint shops, car-free areas and pleasant little squares. The grace of centuries-old palaces and majestic churches appeals to everyone. There are no less than 336 listed buildings and monuments, including eight gothic and baroque churches from the 14th-17th century.

Day 2 Today we make our way to Brussels and the Grand-Place, the historical heart of the city, for the most amazing flower spectacle. More than 100 volunteer gardeners put together this giant floral puzzle in less than four hours. The day before the opening, the spaces between the floral motifs are filled in using rolls of turf. The flowers are so closely packed that they canít be blown away, and indeed create their own microclimate. If there is a heatwave, the turf is watered to prevent it from wilting. The flowers remain fresh and preserve their splendour during the four days.

Brussels Carpet of Flowers
NB. Entrance to Town Hall Balcony not included
Dinner, bed & breakfast at your hotel

Novotel Mechelen Centrum
This 4 star hotel is located within the historic city centre and within easy walking distance of Mechelen attractions. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also offers fitness facilities with a Turkish bath.


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